How to Give a Reflexology Massage : Massaging the Intestine Area of the Foot

How to Give a Reflexology Massage : Massaging the Intestine Area of the Foot


Now that we’ve worked on the lungs, we are
going to go to the line of the diaphragm which is the line that runs right under the ball
of your foot. Again, we’ll start on the inside sole. You want to get as far over to the edge
as possible, because your spine corresponds to this whole line. Because the spine corresponds to the inside
sole of your foot, you want to extend your pressure points as far towards that as possible
because it will connect the spinal nerves that innervate that specific organ that you
are working on. So we’ll take about six to seven pressure points. It depends a lot on
the size of your thumbs and the size of your client’s foot. If you’ve got someone with
tiny little feet, you don’t need to do as many points. Or if you’ve got someone with
huge feet, you are going to need to do a lot more points. You are going to want to really
cover as much surface area of the foot as possible. So we’ll do across the diaphragm
line three times, and then we’ll move onto the stomach. The left foot is where the stomach
is right in the mid part of your arch. The right foot is where the liver is. So in reflexology,
we want to work top-down because it helps detoxify following the flow of blood and lymph
and all the toxins. So we always start at the brain and the head and work our way down.
And we’ll work the stomach first, and then we’ll move over to the other side and work
the liver second. So we can ensure even digestion and toxin waste system flow. So again with
the stomach, we’ll do three horizontal lines from the diaphragm line down to where the
intestines start which is just above the heal. And we’ll do about five or six pressure points
across the foot working from the inner sole to the outer sole. And if the client feels
any tickling, during this or any part of the massage, it’s a sign that you are moving into
a part of their foot or body that has increased sensitivity or pain. And if the client is
comfortable with continuing that part of the massage, a way to sort of curb their tickling
is to increase the pressure slightly and hold the pressure longer. So instead of two-second
holds, you are doing three or four-second holds. And also, you’ll increase the pressure
of your other hand on the top or dorsal side of their foot, or on the ankle. That is a
good way to curb tickling. And when we’ve done our three bands across where the stomach
is, we’ll focus a little extra attention right in the center of the foot on the solar plexus
point. And when we’ve pressed on the solar plexus three times, we’ll move down and into
our intestines and lower digestive system.

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