On our feet, there are reflection zones for lots of internal organs, and we can improve our well-being by pressing on them. Bright Side will show you the most important points and tell you how to massage them to always feel your best.
How to massage your feet
- It’s recommended to massage the whole foot, not just certain points. First, stretch and warm up your feet: walk barefoot around the room, rise several times on your toes, and take a warm foot bath.
- Rub the entire foot with gentle movements, then start pressing on every active point (for 3-7 seconds), moving from the toes to the heel. Use such techniques as stretching (when massaging toes), tapping (with the edge of the palm), pinching, and rubbing.
- You may find trigger points in the process. This means the organs these points are responsible for aren’t fine. You’d better massage them especially thoroughly.
- The technique of influence on painful areas is pressing (with your thumb), which you should alternate with pauses. The whole process should take no more than a minute. If you did everything right, the pain disappears.
- There are following contraindications for foot massage: fever, blood clotting disorder, exacerbation of chronic diseases, deep cuts, or trauma on the feet.
Both the right and left foot are divided into 5 zones, formed by 4 lines. Each zone on the foot corresponds to certain areas on the body and the organs located in them.
The First Zone
The location and meaning of the active points on both feet are identical. The reflections of paired organs (for example, the eyes) are situated respectively on the right and left foot.
The Second Zone
The meanings of the spots on the right and left foot differ. The heart reflection area on the left foot is recommended to be massaged when you feel strong excitement and/or stress.
The Third Zone
The meanings of the points situated on the right and left foot differ.
The Fourth Zone
The meaning and location of the points in this area are the same for the right and left foot.
The Fifth Zone
The points of the last zone are also identical in location and meaning for both the right and left foot.