Reflexology works like a charm for all of us. It helps in relieving stress, stimulates the nervous system and improves your overall well-being. We adults love foot reflexology as it has a real soothing effect on our body. Therefore, it is no rocket science that foot reflexology if done in a right way will help to calm fussy babies.
Generally, adults discuss their personal issues including physical body matters such as muscle pain, cramps, muscle pull, etc., and traditional exchange knowledge, home remedies, and commonly available easy treatments to get rid of such issues. Unfortunately, in the case of babies, the only mode of communication they know is to cry loud and louder at times. Next time when your child starts crying, and if nothing works to calm him down, try rubbing his feet and see what happens. In most cases, the baby will calm down and stop crying.
Studies have shown that foot reflexology helps to strengthen your child’s muscle and it makes their brain smart. Each reflex point in your baby’s foot related to a particular organ and a sensual touch can stimulate the corresponding organs. You can use foot reflexology, as a tool for relieving your baby’s stress, you can also continue with the therapy as your child gets older because it helps with the development of their feet also. Reflexology therapy is beneficial for children who have experienced any type birth difficulties. It is a natural healing therapy for curing particular illness or as a preventive method for maintaining good health of your baby.
Like in adults, the tips of the toes correspond to the head and teeth. Massaging your baby’s toe tips can give your child a relief from teething difficulties. According to Chinese medicine, rubbing the tip of the toes stimulates the flow of life energy, which in turn promotes the brain development. The tip of the big finger of the toe is the point, which directly connected with the brain.
Massaging your baby’s toe pads can help clearing their congested sinus. You need to make sure that you are using small circulating motion while rubbing the pads of your child’s toes. The pads of the big toe have many reflex points, and these points have a connection with different parts of the brain and hence are vital for brain growth. Use gentle pressure on these areas with your fingers for about one minute.
The balls of the feet have a direct relation to your respiratory system or lungs. Most of the babies experience chest congestion in the earlier months. Massaging the area just beneath the toes can help with even serious chest congestion issues. If your child is suffering from any breathing difficulties, you can combine foot reflexology with other treatments as suggested by your pediatrician.
You can start by holding your baby’s feet in your hands and gently apply pressure using your thumb. Lightly press the areas by applying a little pressure to calm your child.
This area has relation to your baby’s upper and lower abdomen. If your infant is gassy or has a constipation issue, rubbing this area can help with the condition. In the case of babies, foot reflexology works well, and you get instant results as their system is still developing. You can start doing this therapy for infants soon after delivery to stimulate their overall development.
According to foot reflexology, heels of the feet are associated with your pelvis. If you feel like your little one is having trouble with stomach or hip pain, gently massage this particular area to give some relief. As their feet have undeveloped points and soft parts, reflexology helps in speeding up things and works more efficiently.
If your baby is sick, the above-mentioned reflex points can be quite sensitive. Therefore, you must not use much pressure while rubbing the areas. During the session, if your baby tries to pull away the foot, it is a sign that it is time for you to stop. Do not do the session for more than 10 minutes and you always need to check your baby’s comfort level. You can do this technique while you are feeding your baby or when he/she is asleep. If you want to know more about practicing it, you can talk to a reflexology specialist.
This information is not an alternative to your baby’s pediatricians. First, you must consult with your pediatrician and follow the treatment suggested by them. You can use the foot reflexology combined with other treatments as a complimentary therapy, but you cannot use it as a primary treatment. What you need to understand is that it is not a medical treatment, which can use for diagnosing illness and cure. It is just a method to enable the natural healing process within your baby’s body.