Love Your Feet: Massage and Reflexology

By | November 4, 2014

Part of loving your feet is, obviously, wearing fabulous shoes. Nothing makes a woman feel as great as having a beautiful pedicure and putting on a gorgeous pair of strappy sandals or stiletto heels, no matter what the occasion or style of clothing she’s wearing. Great shoes complete a polished look.

Another way to love your feet is through reflexology. Your feet are so much more than just the body parts you use to get around! They are literally a road map to the rest of your body and its well being.

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Reflexology is a complimentary medicine modality which is used to support other treatments for issues such as anxiety, headaches, diabetes, sinusitis, asthma, and even diseases like cancer and heart disease. It is based on the theory that there are points on the feet (and hands and ears) that correspond with specific bones, organs, and body systems. By applying pressure and massage to these points, these body parts can be affected via the feet, and health can be promoted.
For example:

• The left foot corresponds to the left side of the body; the right foot to the right side.
• The tips of the toes correspond to the head
• The ball of the foot represents the chest
• The arch of the foot houses points relating to the liver, kidney, and pancreas
• The heel is the location for the intestines and lower back.

If you have a foot massage or reflexology session and a particular point on the foot triggers a pain, it suggests that there is an issue with the corresponding part. Scientifically, it’s believed that pressure on these trigger points may send balancing signals to the nervous system and may release endorphins to reduce pain and stress.

Common reasons people get reflexology include tension headaches; arthritis; insomnia; sporting injuries; constipation; premenstrual syndrome; and back pain.

Most people find reflexology treatments to be very relaxing and enjoyable. Even ticklish people can usually handle the firm pressure of this therapy. Sore or tender points should be reported to the practitioner and these can be focused on and released. Always advise the reflexologist if you’re pregnant or have issues like blood clots. After a session, expect to feel calm and relaxed. Some people will feel sleepy. Always advise the reflexologist if you’re pregnant or have issues like blood clots.

Love your feet all the way – with pedicures, reflexology, and beautiful shoes – and they will love you back!

Yours Jalni
CEO & Co-founder
Jaspa King