Back, neck and shoulder pain affects millions of people worldwide. This foot massage from reflexologist from Michele Stevens could help
Did you know that any tension in your feet, your hands and your face could affect what’s going on in other areas of your body?
Whether it’s aches and pains, built up tension, or problems sleeping, reflexologist Michele Stevens will guide you through self-massage techniques to tackle some of the most frequent issues we all struggle with.
What is foot reflexology?
The feet have 26 bones and over 7,000 nerve endings called reflexes. It is these reflexes that correspond to every organ and system within your body.
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary therapy and is based on the theory that by applying gentle pressure on these reflex points, you can stimulate the nervous system and open the energy pathways that may be blocked or congested.
A reflexology treatment aims to restore the body’s natural balance. In this busy world, we spend a lot of time on our feet and our feet take a daily pounding. We put our feet under a lot of pressure and never give them a thought until they start hurting. This impact is felt throughout the whole body and can even lead to tension headaches.
The good news is that you can follow this simple DIY foot massage for some instant self-help.
Foot reflexology for back, neck and shoulders
- Diaphragm – Using your thumb, work across the middle of your foot 3 times. Working this point helps to release tension held in the whole body.
2. Neck and spine – Using your thumb, work this area at last 3 times to release tension and ease discomfort. Working any areas that are sensitive can help to reduce pain, tension or muscle spasms.
3. Shoulders – Using forefinger and thumb, press against your feet gently in a claw motion and hold for a few seconds. Working this area ay help to reduce tension and pain in the shoulders.
To learn more about Michele or book an appointment at her practice in Hayes, Middlesex, visit Wellness by Michele Holistic Therapies here. You can also contact Michele Stevens at wellnessbymichele.com
Michele Stevens is a fully qualified member of the Association of Reflexologists and Registered with Complimentary & Natural HealthCare Council (CNHC) for Reflexology.
More reflexology content from Michele:
WIN an overnight spa stay worth £279 by taking our 5-minute survey
Do you want to experience ultimate relaxation? To be in with a chance to win an overnight spa stay for two including treatments and meals, complete our five minute survey about how your gut health affects your relationships.