Reflexology…Sock it to You!

A fun, easy and enjoyable way to introduce yourself to the Art of Foot Reflexology – is through a pair a socks!

They make a great beginners instructional tool that allows you to get a broad view of the foot map and how it reflects the body. They are designed to be a general guide to all the major reflex points on the feet.

They are usually made of a nylon/lycra/cotton blended material, which allows the sock to stretch and conform to any size feet, and makes for a good contact surface when applying finger pressure movements.

They can easily be thrown into a suitcase when traveling. And because of the thin, light material, they can be washed and towel dried quickly.

For those individuals who have children and would like to introduce them to reflexology, they make the perfect “teacher” for an older child or young adult. A child can either work on themselves, or share reflexology with a sibling or best friend. Reflexology is a wonderful and healthy “bonding tool.”

 

Suggested Use

~When applying reflexology, simply use your thumb (or index finger) to gently press and release -as you move over the reflex points.

~Until you memorize the location of the reflex points, use the socks on yourself or someone else – as often as you can.

~When you begin to feel more confident, try closing your eyes (with the socks still on), and see if you can find various points – using your thumbs.

~When you feel really confident, take the socks off (but leave them close by to test yourself), and see if you can remember some of the reflex points on one foot – then move to the other.

~Make it a game, and have a partner call out various reflex points – to see if you can find them on your feet.

~After awhile, you will begin to just naturally know where each point is located, by remembering where the organs are within your own body.

The feet mirror the body…it’s that simple!

 

Reflexology Socks

*Michelle R. Kluck, has published a wonderful reflexology book entitled: “Hands On Feet” – which include a pair of specially designed Reflexology Sox.

*For additional reflexology socks and supplies, please try: Nextag.com

 

Begin to take a fascinating and healthy journey through your feet.

Using a pair of reflexology socks, will give you a valuable overview of the foot map, and begin to show you the effectiveness of this awesome modality.

So try a little fancy footwork…and sock it to you!

Be well

 

To find a professional reflexologist in your area, please check out the Find a Practitioner link on this blog.

Photo: Rutty

 

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Reflexology…Let’s Play Golf!

                                             

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I bet your thinking… “What the heck does golf have to do with Foot Reflexology??”

Actually nothing…however golf balls do!

If you’re a part of the human race, you can totally understand the challenge of finding a small corner of your day to slown down and do something really good for yourself.

Some months, trying to find the time to schedule a professional appointment for an hour of foot reflexology seems impossible!?#@?!

And even if you are someone who schedules monthly appointments (good for you!) – you may also wish to do some “fancy footwork” in between.

This is where “golf balls” come into play!

Nothing replaces the effectiveness of what a pair of hands can do for the feet; however in a pinch, golf balls are ideal because of their appropriate size and shape.

They are also ideal for those who find using their fingers for reflexology cumbersome; or for those individuals who are challenged with arthritic hands.

They can easily be purchased in a sporting goods store and conveniently carried in a pocket, purse, backpack, glove box or briefcase.

At work, they can be stored in a desk drawer, locker or any place that is personally yours.

* Please review the Foot Map Page on this blog to a get a good look at your reflex points.

 

Let’s Play Some Golf!

~ Have anywhere from 2-4 golf balls handy.

~ Place one in the palm your hand. Firmly, yet gently roll it over the soles of both feet (you’ll find that it fits perfectly in the palm and can easily be controlled).

~ Pay attention to the instep of the feet (spinal reflex point – which is situated directly under the arch bone). Roll it from the neck of the big toes to the heels and back. Do this several times.

~ For minor headaches or sinus congestion – gently press or roll the ball on all the toe pads.

~ For relaxation or an energy boost – gently press the ball on the solar plexus reflex point.

~ At work, if you sit at a desk – keep 2 golf balls on the floor by your feet. Anytime you want a treat, simply kick off your shoes and gently roll your dogs over them.

~ If you should find a spot on the feet that’s tender – it may be your body’s way of letting you know that it needs some extra help. Using the golf ball – gently press on and off until sensitivity is dissipated.

 

Caution Care

~ Always work gently.

~ Do not use on the tops of the feet or on any boney areas (a golf ball is too firm for these areas).

~ Apply only once or twice a day.

 

By using this simple technique, you will be stimulating all the vital reflex points on the soles of the feet – helping to rejuvenate and balance within your day.

So whether or not you’re even a fan of golf – I guarantee you’ll score a low handicap…if you play on the course of your feet.

Now tee off…and be well!

 

Portions of this post gratefully supplied by: “Hand & Foot Reflexology (A Self-Help Guide)” – Kevin/Barbara Kunz