Foot reflexology charts show the location of reflex points on your feet. Applying pressure to these points through acupuncture and massage can help heal ailments of the body. With a little patience, you can learn to read a chart that will show you which reflex points on your feet correspond to specific areas of your body’s anatomy.
[Edit]learning the basics
- Familiarize yourself with a basic foot reflexology chart. To get started, learn about the basic areas on a foot reflexology chart. It outlines the location of the major organs on the foot.
- The right leg is attached to the right side of the body and the left leg is attached to the left side of the body. For example, the stomach is primarily located on the left side of the body, so massaging and applying pressure to the left foot can help treat stomach ailments.
- Toes and feet point to your head and neck. In foot reflexology, massaging your toes means working your head and neck.
- The inner parts of your feet are related to your spine.
- The area just below your toes corresponds to the chest.
- The thinnest part of your leg, usually found towards the center of it, is known as the groin. The parts of your legs related to the abdomen are found above the waist. The parts related to the intestines are found below.
- The lower part of your leg is attached to your pelvic area.
- Read reflexology charts like a map. Applying pressure to different parts of the foot will trigger a response in another part of the body. For example, you can actually relieve neck tension by pressing certain points on the feet. Reflexology can affect the digestive system, heart and nervous system. The brain takes input from the pressure point and interprets it, then sends signals to the relevant parts of the body to help you relax or digest better, or sleep more soundly. When you look at one of these charts, find the body part you want to activate and work on it and apply the treatment like a map.
- Learn about singles charts. The sole chart is fairly easy to learn and only deals with the bottom of the foot, not the top or sides of the foot. If you’re just starting out with foot reflexology, keep your main focus on the sole chart. It provides a little more detail as to which parts of the leg are connected to which parts of the body.
- When it comes to the toes, the second and third toes on your big toe are connected to the eyes. If you have eye strain, applying pressure to that area may help. The rest of your toes are attached to your teeth, your sinuses, and the top of your head.
- The pressure points are different on the left foot and the right foot; However, there are some similarities.
- Your ears are affected by the areas just below your toes on both feet.
- On both feet, the lunges are found about an inch below all of your toes except the big toe.
- The heels of both your feet are attached to your feet.
- The area just below the waist is connected to your small intestine on both legs.
- On the right leg, your liver is attached to the area just above the groin and slightly to the left. If you move even further to the left, you’ll hurt your right kidney.
- On your left leg, the area just above your waist is your belly. If you go down a bit, you’ll hit your left kidney. Your spleen is found on the right side of the abdominal region. Your heart is about two inches below the middle of your toes.
- Read about tow charts. If you want to get into a little more detail regarding reflexology massage, you can use a toe chart. There are meridian points in the toes, which are small pressure points related to certain parts of the body. There are five meridian points on each foot.
- There are two meridian points on either side of the big toe. The meridian point on the outer part of the big toe corresponds to the spleen. The one at the inner point corresponds to the liver.
- There is a meridian point on the left side, next to the big toe. This corresponds to the middle of your abdomen.
- Next to your pinky toe, on the left side is a meridian point that connects to the gallbladder.
- There is a meridian point on the left side, on your pinky toe. It corresponds to your bladder.
[Edit]outside and inside chart reading
- Read about an outdoor chart. An outdoor chart displays which areas of the body correspond with the side of your foot pointing toward the body. It also covers the top of your foot. For a more detailed reflexology massage, you can consult this chart.
- The top of your leg corresponds to your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is the part of your immune system that helps filter out toxins and other waste.
- The area just above your toes is connected to the chest. The part of your leg above your heel connects to the hips and knees.
- The part of your leg just below your waist joins the elbow. If you go a little further down, on the side of your foot just above your pinky toe, you’ll hit your shoulder.
- Learn about charts inside. An inside chart addresses the side of your foot turning inward toward your other foot. It may also be helpful to learn about a more detailed foot reflexology massage.
- The bottom of your foot, from your big toe to your heel, represents your spine. The inner parts of your feet are the same basic shape as your spine, with the same rotations and bends.
- There should be a swollen, oval-like mound on the side of your leg just below the waist. It is connected to your bladder.
- take it slow. Remember, the internal and external charts are for those who have experience with foot reflexology. Wait until you are comfortable with the basics before trying to fully understand how internal and external charts work. If you are interested in internal and external charts, you may want to meet with a foot reflexology specialist or consider taking classes.
[Edit]Exercise Your Wisdom With a Foot Reflexology Massage
- Begin with the toes. To begin a foot reflexology massage, start with your toes. You should massage with the rotating thumb technique. Using your thumb, press, rotate, lift, and then move, focusing on covering only small areas of the body at a time.
- Start by massaging under your big toe, then slowly move to the tip of your toes. Then, repeat the process with the rest of your toes.
- Slide your index finger and thumb between the webbing of your toes, massaging this area first.
- Massage your left foot. After massaging the toes of both feet, focus on your left foot. Cup your hand around the top of your foot. Using your thumb, massage the foot from left to right on both sides. Then massage from top to bottom on both sides.
- Get on your right leg. Once you’ve finished with your left leg, repeat the same process with your right leg. Remember to massage with your thumb and massage from top to bottom and then from left to right on both sides.
- Massage the top and bottom of your feet. Go up and to the sides of your feet. This is where your knowledge of foot reflexology comes in most useful. Use your thumbs to massage the soles of your feet and your fingers to massage the tops of your feet and around your ankles.
- If you have abdominal problems, focus on the arch of your foot as well as the area above your waist line. Remember, the stomach is primarily located on the left leg.
- If you have problems with your liver and gallbladder, focus mostly on your right leg.
- If you have kidney problems, pay attention to your ankles and heels.
- If you are having trouble interpreting foot reflexology charts, you can buy foot reflexology socks, which have reflex points painted on the socks. They are a great visual aid in addition to a chart.
- Ask a reflexologist for advice on choosing a foot chart for your own use.
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