Press on the big toe and the headache goes away? Massage the ball of the foot and the tiredness disappears? That's what foot reflexology massages promise. This massage technique is a gentle, holistic treatment method, which acts on the body, soul and spirit. The foot reflexology massage has a relaxing and balancing effect and can also help with severe pain conditions, panic attacks, nervous breakdowns and other physical and mental illnesses.
Important: A foot reflexology treatment cannot cure any diseases. It is therefore only used as an adjunct to therapy or for prevention. In case of serious diseases, a doctor should always be consulted.
Reflex zones on the foot: The map of the body
The theory is that the reflex zones represent the organs of the human body. On a kind of map are the Reflex zones of the feet divided into different areason which individual organs are located. According to the reflex zone map, the head area is located at the toes, while the sciatica and pelvis, for example, are located at the heel. In a similar way, this also applies to the location of the hand reflex zones.
A distinction is also made between the right and left sole of the foot, which do not have the same reflex zones. For example, our spleen is only located on the left side of the body and therefore the corresponding zone can only be found on the left sole of the foot.
The upper side of the feet, the inner and outer sides as well as the Achilles area are also relevant for a foot reflexology massage, as reflex zones are also located there. You should know that the map of the feet is not displayed uniformly everywhere.
Reflex zone socks
It is not easy to identify the location of the individual zones without a map. Therefore, appropriate drawings or maps can be helpful in the beginning. For beginners, special reflex zone socks are also suitable, on which the most important zones are marked. Zones printed are.
For which diseases is foot reflexology used?
Alternative practitioners, doctors trained in alternative medicine and therapists use the method for both physical and psychosomatic disorders. Also in the Wellness area the massage is also offered for relaxation. Often the treatment is used as adjunctive therapy used for the following diseases and complaints:
- Headache or migraine
- Digestive disorders
- Exhaustion and stress
- inner restlessness and nervousness
- Back pain
- Menstrual Pain
- hormonal imbalance
- depressive moods
After a strenuous day and for everyday complaints, such as stress and anger, the foot reflexology massage is also suitable for self-treatment. But of course, due to the bending of the knee and ankle joints, self-massage is not as comfortable as with a masseur. In addition, the correct technique for certain complaints should be necessarily have a trained therapist show you.