Reflexology has long been used in the US to help the people regain harmony within their body. It is not a form of massage, rather it is similar to acupuncture wherein the therapist puts pressure on specific points of the hands or feet to help the patient with problems like back pain or even clear up one’s sinuses.
It may be intimidating, but with the help of these tips, it would be easier for you to understand the basic reflexology foot chart.
Looking at your printed copy of the reflexology foot chart, you would see the diagram of both the left and the right feet. The left foot is associated to the left side of your body and the right foot to the right side. Below are some examples of the parts and organs of the body that each foot is associated to.
Imagine that your big toes have five sections, four horizontal sections and a vertical section near the next toe. The tips of all the toes are associated to the brain, so if you are experiencing headaches or have migraine, apply pressure on the tips of your toes to help alleviate the problem.
The next section of the big toes is associated to the sinuses; this also applies to the other toes. If you have colds or clogged sinuses, apply pressure on the second reflex points, just below the tip of the toes. It would relieve you and help with your breathing.
As previously stated, the left foot is associated to the left side of the body, so you will find the reflex point of the heart only on the left foot on the diagram of any reflexology foot chart. There are some variations on the reflexology foot chart on the internet, but don’t be confused by it, you can always use one or the other as a reference on your own to help you with some of your discomforts.
Reflexology foot charts often do not come with instructions regarding the proper technique of applying pressure on the reflex points and the duration. What you can do is to go to a licensed therapist and learn from them. Bring your reflexology foot chart along with you so that you can also read it during your session.
Having a reflexology foot chart at home does not guarantee that you will get the full benefits of this relaxation technique. The best way learn the proper way of administering the right amount and how long you should apply the pressure is by going to at least one session this will ensure you that you will be able to maximize the use of your reflexology foot chart at home.