After a stressful day, a relaxing hot bath is more than welcome. In the same way, your feet which have been carrying you around all through the day will be really glad to be pampered at the end of the day.
You have to understand that a luxurious foot massage not only makes your feet pretty but also works wonders for your emotional well being. Often, feet are the most neglected part of your body and you do look at them mostly when you buy sandals! You forget those important pressure points on your feet which connect to all other areas of your body. In Indian tradition, there is a custom of married women wearing a toe ring ( bichiya )on the second toe of both the feet. Some women claim that apart from fashion and tradition, these rings are worn for a healthy uterus. The nerve-ending of that toe leads straight to the uterus and as the ring gets pressed around the toe, the blood circulation to the uterus also improves. I don’t know how far science would approve of this belief.
However, science would not deny that there are more than 7000 nerve endings on a foot. Foot massage is capable of stimulating these nerve endings to improve blood circulation, to relax your body, minimize stress and to relieve the body of any pains caused by the daily grind.
Foot Pain During Pregnancy
Women experience a lot of physical and mental changes on their way to motherhood. Some of them cause sheer discomfort while some others need medical aid. Varicose veins, cramping, foot pain, heel pain, flat feet and swelling are some common complaints that cannot be neglected. The reason for foot pain and swelling owes to the increasing weight in the upper part of the woman’s body.
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How Reflexology Helps
Have you heard of reflexology?
Reflexology earns attention due to its simplicity, effectiveness and as a great way of prevention and cure. It is a pressure therapy by which you apply focused pressure on certain points on your feet. It not only helps people with stress, emotional hiccups and emotional vulnerability but also those with chronic pains. Reflexology is beneficial in treating varicose veins, high blood pressure, digestive complaints and ulcers, sleep disorders, nervous problems, arthritic complaints, skin problems and in slowing down aging. It is an ancient technique to promote the body’s own ability to heal itself and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Foot Massage Basics
If you are a loving husband reading this, give your expectant wife a relaxing and sensual massage treat today itself!