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Foot reflexology is based on the premise that our nerve zones or reflex points go from the bottom of our feet to the top of our head, encompassing all vital organs on the way. A trained reflexologist can put pressure on different meridiens or energy lines on the sole and side of the feet to determine the cause of illness.
The information below is a guide to foot massage not foot reflexology. Some benefits of reflexology will happen automatically simply by virtue of massaging the soles of the feet but the main objective is to help tired feet feel better!
Preparation for Foot Massage
If you are giving a foot massage to your partner or friend then ensure that the massage foot is comfortably reclined on a pillow or a sofa. If youâ€™re treating yourself to a foot massage then find a comfortable chair or sofa and put your foot on your lap.
It has been recommended that soft music or a meditation cd can provide the perfect catalyst to get you in the mood for a foot massage. There are various creams and oils that can be used for a foot massage. However, we recommend the use of essential massage oils to achieve an ultimately relaxing foot massage. To begin with make sure the feet are clean, a foot soak with Epsom salts is a wonderful way to de-stress before a foot massage. Make sure that your feet are completely dry (including in between toes) before you start.