Sleeping is good but sleeping deeply is best!
What else other than sleeping can be the best medicine for you? It is when you are sleeping your mind and body will restore and heal. At times, peaceful sleep can evade you and you feel restless. Are you going through a restless night? Have you felt the stress of the day? Are you going through chronic insomnia? You have answers to all these questions right here. Try avoiding sleeping aids or sleeping pills.
How about trying natural relaxation such as reflexology? By stimulating reflex points on your feet, hands, face, and ears, reflexology truly impacts the whole body. Reflexologists use a map of the feet where all the organs of the body are connected and laid out. The toes reflect the head and the ridge beneath the toes on the top part of the ball of the foot is a natural shoulder or neckline. The ball of the foot reflects the chest as well, the arch connects the digestive organs and the heel and the ankles reflex the reproductive system. And also the inside curve of each foot relates to the actual curves of the spine.
So, by keeping all the above-mentioned reflexes in the foot, try it routinely for 15 minutes before your bedtime.
- Relax the feet, first of all, now with simple relaxation techniques try pressing and squeezing, also lightly slapping or gently kneading which will make you feel better. In the end, finish it by pressing and holding your thumb on the solar plexus of each foot. Try doing this for about 5 to 10 seconds for each foot.
- Now on the bottom of the foot, try to move your thumb slowly from the base of the heel to each toe and then start pressing these reflex points with the outer edge of your thumb or tip of your forefinger. Apply the relaxation techniques again and finish with another thumb press at the same solar plexus point on each foot.
- End the process by ‘breeze strokes’ which is by lightly running down your fingertips upside, the downside of each foot in a feathery motion, and by barely touching the skin. Then repeat this several times and it is very essential and soothing for nerves.
Reflexology truly transports you into a state of deep relaxation. This is really effective when you follow it before bedtime. Reflexology affirms you with tranquil sleep and you will enter into the world of relaxation. You can also do this to your children to make them sleep peacefully.
Foot reflexology thus provides the key for peaceful sleep!