Reflexology socks guide in the application of foot reflexology, which is a Chinese tradition that has been practiced for thousands of years. It involves applying pressure to the reflex points of the foot which correspond with specific parts of the body. Stimulation of the pressure points encourages good health and pain relief in the corresponding areas of the body.
But unless you are familiar with the techniques of reflexology, then you probably would not know which part of the feet to apply pressure too. That’s where reflexology socks come in handy.
Reflexology socks are made of a comfortable cotton-lycra blend. This provides a little stretch to the socks since usually they are only available as one-size-fits-all.
The outside of the socks displays a foot map or foot chart which charts all the various pressure regions of the feet. Each region is then labeled with its corresponding body part. The bottom, and sometimes the tops, of the socks are fully charted using color, making it easy to follow and understand. The socks come in a variety of different colors, including blues, reds, and pinks.
Delivering a therapeutic foot massage has never been easier than with the reflexology socks. Simply massage the areas of the foot for the body parts that need pain relief. Or massage the entire foot for general well-being. A reflexology foot massage is typically delivered by using the thumbs and fingers, but sometimes it involves the palms of the hands as well.
Foot reflexology is based on the idea that the stimulation of pressure points encourages the release of built-up toxins and promotes the healthy flow of energy through the body. The body’s energy, or “Chi”, becomes balanced, producing feelings of inner harmony and relaxation.
Reflexology socks come as a set, with each sock clearly labeled with the appropriate body part. It’s important to pay attention to the individual sock because the left and right socks are different. Sometimes you can purchase then in a package containing reflexology socks and gloves. You’ll get used to wearing the socks while someone delivers the massage. But overtime once the person becomes more skilled and remembers the placement of the pressure points then the massage can be done without the socks.
There’s no better way to end a foot reflexology massage than with an application of rich moisturizer. Rub on some fragrant foot lotion after the massage to encourage soft, relaxed feet.
Foot reflexology socks make it easy for anyone to become an expert in reflexology massage - it’s as easy as following the map on your feet.