Your Foot Has The Full Map Of Your Body And Here Is How To Read It
Familiarize yourself with the basic foot reflexology chart.
Starting out, learn about the basic areas on a foot reflexology chart. This outlines the major organs locations on the foot.
Even the basics can lead you to a very simple self-treatment.
The right foot is associated with the right part of the body and left foot is associated with the left side of the body. The stomach, for example, is primarily located on the left side of the body so massaging and applying pressure to the left foot can treat stomach ailments.
The sole chart is fairly easy to learn and deals only with the underside of the foot, not the tops or sides of the feet.
If you're starting out with foot reflexology, keep your main focus on the sole chart. It provides slightly more details in regards to which parts of the foot are connected to which parts of the body. For example, when it comes to toes, the second and third toe after your big toe are connected to the eyes. If you have eye strain, applying pressure in that area can help. Your remaining toes are connected to your teeth, your sinuses, and the top of your head.
Pressure points do differ on the left foot and right foot; however, there are some similarities.
Toes contain what are referred to as meridian points, which are small pressure points correlated to certain body parts.
There are five meridian points on each foot.
Applying your knowledge with a foot reflexology massage
To start a foot reflexology massage, begin with the toes. You should massage with the rotating thumb technique. Using your thumbs, press in, rotate, lift, and then move, focusing on covering only small areas of the body at a time.
Massage the both feet.
Move on to the tops and sides of your feet. This is where your knowledge of foot reflexology is most useful.