Massaging is an extremely beneficial method, as it enhances the efficiency of the lymph nodes responsible for the detoxification of the body, and improves circulation. Studies suggest that it also releases numerous dangerous residues.
Namely, the Mayo Clinic claims that it also relieves numerous other diseases, such as arthritis.
Often, foot reflexology may provide the same advantageous effects as a massage of the entire body. This method does not require some special equipment, and it is done on a clothed person.
It lies on the fact that our feet include numerous nerve endings related to specific body areas, so the stimulation of those points of the feet actually directly treats the issue in that particular body part.
Even though traditional massage involves oils, reflexology does not require any oils or lotions, since the skin on the feet is different from the skin on other body parts.
Foot reflexology provides numerous health benefits, including:
- Edema and swelling treatment
- Strengthened joints
- Enhancement of muscle function
- Blood pressure reduction
- Improved sleep patterns
- Pain relief
According to numerous studies, the short foot reflection (5- 10 minutes) treats insomnia and enhances the quality of sleep. The following video will provide instructions on how to do a self foot massage:
Also here is one extra video for how to do a self foot massage: