Ayurvedic foot reflexology

Ayurvedic foot reflexology is the ancient science of India to manage various diseases and prevent many ailments associated with different systems of the body. Ayurveda believes that both feet have some points that can prevent and treat the diseases. However, ayurvedic foot reflexology has similarity with acupressure and acupuncture but it is practiced in Marma massage since 5000 years.

Ayurvedic foot reflexology

Nowadays, Ayurvedic foot reflexology becomes an important part of ayurvedic spa and other relaxation techniques. Most people prefer ayurvedic foot reflexology in sake of gaining deep relaxation to get rid of day-to-day stress. You can assume it as a highly potent stress reduction and relaxation technique.

Science behind ayurvedic foot reflexology
There are various points present on the both feet. Nowadays, these points are called acu-points and some named these points as Marma points. According to Ayurveda, there are 107 basic Marma points over the human body but main Marma points can be associated with some other points that reflect some of the action of the main Marma point. There are many points present on both feet for different organs and massage of them helps to fight off diseases and gives relaxation to the mind.

Ayurvedic oils used in foot reflexology
As ayurvedic foot reflexology is not just application of pressure with the thumb over the various points of feet but it is also a massage of feet in such a manner so that person can relax and enjoy the sensual experience of feet massage. Therefore, Ayurveda recommends following oils:

  1. You can use sesame oil, olive oil or coconut oil if you have no problem such as cracked heels etc.
  2. If you have a problem of cracked heels and cuts, ayurvedic expert will advise you to get massages with Jeevantyadi Thailam.
  3. If you have pain in feet and heels, massage with Naryana Thailam will be good for you.

Method of ayurvedic feet reflexology
Ayurvedic foot reflexology is not just a foot massage, it is also used to bring physical and mental changes in the people suffering from various ailments. It is based on the theory of reflex zones, which represent the every part of the body. Trained expert applies pressure on the points of these reflex zones to get better results. The pressure is given with the use of the thumb or fingers. It is hypothesized that application of pressure on these points, alleviates pain and opens the blockages of corresponding organs or glands. Your massage expert will apply a gentle pressure on the various points over the feet and massage rhythmically from heel to fingers using his fingers, fist and thumb. It will give you very sensual feelings and relax your mind. In Ayurveda, it is believed that mind and eyes have a great relationship with feet, and its massage increases calmness of mind and improves eyesight.

Benefits of ayurvedic feet reflexology
Ayurvedic foot reflexology has following benefits:

  1. It is the best relaxation technique, which calms the mind and improves mental capacity.
  2. As above stated, it also improves the eyesight. It is written in ancient text of Ayurveda known as Charak Samhita.
  3. It alleviates pain of feet and heels.
  4. It relieves the tiredness of the feet and improves blood circulation.
  5. In Ayurveda, it is used to treat various diseases by correcting the current flow with gentle pressure applied over the reflex zones of the feet.
  6. It aids to restore the natural functions of glands and may be helpful to normalize hormonal levels associated with stress. It increases the secretion of dopamine, which is believed to have relation with stress and depression. Low levels are seen in stressed or depressed people. Therefore, feet reflexology becomes better alternative treatment along with conventional medical therapy. It can aid to reduce dosage and improve the life style of people suffering with depression.

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