What is your experience with giving or receiving foot rubs or foot reflexology?
What is your level of interest in learning how to give a reflexology foot massage?
I picked up a book on it once and use it for my husband whenever he comes home and complains about his feet. It also helps my feet because of the pregnancy.
For a greater sense of well-being, pressure on specific points on the feet can influence the whole body. Part 1 of how to give a wonderful reflex foot rub, written by a certified foot reflexologist. read more
High. I have used it for over ten years and depend on it to indicate when I am having an issue in my body.
For example, just the other day my husband was having problems with his esophagus and sure enough the reflect point on his foot was sore. After some massage, he felt better.
Another example is before my last virus. (I don't get the many.) My large intestine area was so tender that I couldn't even stand my husband touching it...within an hour I was on the toilet for the rest of the night.
Everyone can benefit from understanding reflexology.
Great stories and experiences. I agree that 'Everyone can benefit from understanding reflexology' and made a video hub of instruction on the first part of giving a session. Any comments like yours on the hub would make it even richer for the readers.
I benefitted from it when I was pretty low once. It helped relieved a stressful body and mind in the 1990's. I have also used overnight pads which is based on reflexology. There are many nerve centres in the body and some people or cultures seem to understand them fairly well. They seem to have a lot to do with energy flow or unblocking negative or trapped energy.
Manatita, this is marvelous. Last week I stumbled upon a site offering overnight pads. I wrote, but haven't heard back. They are in America. A European source would be helpful, to not have issues in customs. Can you give that info by email?
Do not remember the name and cannot find them. They were japanes detox pads. I have had a look and Amazon sells different ones. Mines also came with nice cards of all the reflex points on the feet. Be aware that some say they do not work.
Thank you for answering. Yes, after finding the patches on Amazon, I see what you are saying, the results are mixed. It would be an experiment.
I have used pressure points in the arch for years for easing menstrual cramps. I used to pass out from them and my chiropractor showed me the correct way to massage that eases the cramps back to where they didn't bother me. Now I am teaching them to my daughter. He also taught me about how to get rid of my migraine headaches. He was a pretty savvy old man. People didn;t do that in our society back then.
I would love to know where exactly to press for menstrual cramps. Would you share? Thank you.
Right around the arch of your foot. It is slightly different on everyone, so you have to feel for it. Between the arch and the ball of the foot.
If there is any more about this, I would love to know also as I will be making a second video of instruction on reflexology to follow-up the just-published hub. With permission I would mention it or link to you if you have a hub that tells about it.
I have not written about it and have never seen anything written on it. I just massage the area until it quits hurting. I have shown my daughter the same way. Perhaps you can find someone who is having cramps and experiment a little.
I will 'experiment' with Kati! She is highly sensitive and knows her own body well. Very cool about the savvy old chiropractor. I went to one of those for a time. They seem to be coming more and more rare.
In Peru, my students and I were trained in reflexology over a couple of sessions. We then visited home-bound folks in Lima, mainly elderly people, and performed reflexology for them. It was life changing for some of the students as they felt very much like Jesus Christ, giving a piece of themselves to complete strangers. It was a great experience all around.
Beautiful! Thumbs up to this and other comments. In Hana, Maui, I gave volunteer reflexology in the senior center and relate to the experience. Would like to know more about yours... maybe on the site just published?
I found this video. Maybe it can help you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvxBwqhwXzY
Becky, I clicked the link and watched the video. Very nicely done. It had not occurred to me that someone else might have put out video instruction. Sheesh. I see a note from HP that your comment is awaiting moderation. Will link to video from hub.
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