Reflexology pressure points in the feet coordinate with other parts of the body, and proper massage of these pressure points can alleviate pain or discomfort in the coordinating areas. Discover reflexology pressure points with tips from a certified reflexology practitioner in this free video on alternative medicine.
Hello, my name is Darya McNolty. I'm a reflexologist and a massage therapist, here in Rutland, Vermont and today, I'm going to be showing you how to apply proper pressure points while giving reflexology. The way that the foot is laid out, the body is broken up into ten meridians. So, there are lines that are going to; visible lines that run through the body and each area is going to represent a different part of the body. So, as I'm working, I know that this area of Tracy's body is also going to run all the way up her entire line. So, I know that I'm working her intestines. I know that I'm working her heart if I'm working in this particular area. So, Tracy's got some sensitivity, here, in this region, and she was asking me about, you know, what does that represent? In this particular area is your solar plexus as well as it's also lymph drainage. So, it could be, between, maybe allergies, you've been having congestion and a sinus infection. You can feel when there is an area of concern or congestion. I will feel a hardness or like a knot that you would feel, you know, in your back or something, and I will work that area gently. Right here in this area is like a button that you can push that will help with lymph drainage, and you just have to knead it. Sometimes, it's tender when you first work it, and when you push on it a lot of times, there is resistance. So, I just gently have to work it through, and what you do, is you start by pushing directly in the center, and then you work your way around. So, that you gently moving out the toxins, and you're not, and then you go back and you check again to make sure that is; to see if it's still tender, okay, then I don't want to be working that center spot, and then I'll work around in a circle, and then test it again. And you keep doing this until eventually it doesn't hurt as much and then you know you've cleansed that area. You've stimulated neural impulse to your lymph system and your lymph nodes and hopefully we're going to get toxin drainage. So, I'm thinking that you're not pulling enough breath in. You're not being able to get enough breath and then as well, you've got a lot of toxins in your body from the sinus infection and that those things have built up, here, in your feet and are causing this discomfort and congestion, a lot of tension. And one more thing, always remember exercise and healthy eating will give you the optimal health for your body. This is Darya McNolty in Rutland, Vermont.