My hubs brought me for a foot acupressure session on the eve of Chinese New Year last week. This therapist claims that he is the best in Malaysia as he can even cure people of various ailments, including cancer at the initial stage, all from his massages and acu-pressure! Anyway, for me, I felt no difference after the massage as I don’t have any major ailments (thank GOD!), apart from the occasional back pain and stiff shoulders from staying too long on the computer. But for hubby and his friend who have aches and pains all over their body (as a result of basketball game injuries), they told me that he is by far the best.
That’s my not-too-sexy legs being massaged…
We told the therapist about Cassandra’s urine leakage problem and he taught us how to massage the part of the foot that’s in connection to the ureters and bladder. We have since been massaging her feet, though not easy as she will run away from us at times.
Here’s a little information on foot acupressure extracted from http://thespiritualhealth.com/chinese-health/foot-acupressure.html
Foot acupressure is mainly used for respite of foot and it came from china. The therapists consider that each and every part of the internal organ should respond it. By applying force to these points one not only repair the patient but also expands over all well being. Kneading is having the foundation of assumption of repairing all the internal organs of the body that has a linkage with the nerves which is located at the end of our foot. As per this assumption heavy patients should not experience any type of hurting when the force is pertained on the foot.
The theory of foot acupressure starts with patients foot dipped into hot water mixed with a solution of Chinese herbs. It is also known by foot bath. It is given for at least ten minutes. After this the therapist uses medicated lotion for moistening the foot by applying lubricant on it. The knuckles on the therapist hands apply strong force on it and smoothens it. The foot experts believe that the paining part of the patient truly reacts to it and cures the sickness of that organ and all the other pain related with that organ. The practitioner rubs the sick areas to break down the rough spots and accumulated crystals to boost the movements.
According to experts, there are three Yin and Yang meridians moving through and across our foot. Each of these points helps in controlling pain and any sort of discomfort in the body. Taibai point, Taichong point, Taixi point are the three Yin meridians while, Xiangu point, Zulinqu point and the Shugu point are the 3 Yang meridians.
The foot expert believes that a sickness is cured when the actual part of the foot are repaired and detached by massaging. According to this assumption few firms also produce footwear liners with pressure points to motivate the sole of the feet and also promoting superior well being. Some of the foot therapist also says that by this type of theory they can also cure aches and pains of migraine headaches and sinus difficulties by properly massing the exact points on the foot. Some of them also state that to get relieved from hormonal imbalances, breathing disorders, abdomen problems, back aches, circulatory problems and also from strain and harassment difficulties.
Kneading is also a combination of therapies as well as approach. For example acupressure, holistic practices as well as tai chi. These therapies not just include only hands but also other organs of our body parts or areas. Acupressure is known to shatter crystalline accumulation, avoids obstacles in our nervous system. Acupressure also progresses our blood circulation as well as aid detoxification. More researches about foot acupressure has not initiated in this field to prove its payback.