Reflexology is the best way to rest and relax as the massage deeply affects our organs and glands through stimulating the reflex area or points on our ears, face, hands and feet. The effect of reflexology is so calming due to many thousands of nerves in these areas, so by using our thumb or index finger and simply press for 5 seconds you’ll feel much better.If you enjoy the therapeutic benefits of foot Reflexology massage, you should know that the benefits are compounded when utilized as a frequent therapy. The more you go, the healthier you feel. Follow the areas indicated on the picture (Here is a great video for home diy foot massage for relaxation):
The outside area of the big toe – hypothalamus area of the brain that controls appetite and thirst.
The center of the big toe – pituitary or “master gland”, it stimulates and balances the hormonal secretion of all other glands.
The bottom of the big toe – thyroid, regulates the metabolism.
The under ball of the foot – solar plexus/diaphragm, reduces stress.
The near inner edge of the foot at the center sole – adrenal glands, maintains energy level to burn off calories.
Near bottom of the foot at the center sole – colon and intestines of the digestive system, promote elimination and relieves bloating.