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