So, there are four basic foot reflexology
techniques. I am going to add one. There is reflexologist named Dr. Manzanares
from Spain and he does something called a press and slide which I think is really effective. The other four will be, thumb walking, finger
walking, a hook and back up and rotation on a point. So, let’s start with thumb walking. With thumb walking you’re basically going
to be using the little part of, just this joint. Right, so you’ll just be doing that. A lot of times people will say to kind of
come up and back down. I want to really stress that if you can come
down and maintain pressure and just come up a little bit and then back down again. So, you are moving infinitesimal, you’re barely
moving. You can practice on your forearm here. You’re going to be doing that. So you’re just inching ahead and again you’re
not going to pop up. A lot of people when they are teaching that,
they pop up, so just be sure not to do that. You’re going to with a foot, you’re going
to press down just a little and come up and press down and come up, press down and come
up. Now sometimes just wave the foot a little
bit towards me and that will allow you to go a little deeper. As similarly, you could do finger walking. With finger walking I generally use it on
the top of the foot. We could also use it on the sides of the foot. But generally not on the bottom plantar aspect. So, with that, you’re just going to be doing
the same kind of thing where you come down and come back up and back down again. And you’ll see, I am supporting the foot with
my thumb on the other side. So, my thumb is moving to, you could actually
move down between all of the metatarsal’s here. Hook and back up, you’re going to be using
our thumb and you’ll go into a point and then you press down and then you’re going to have
pull out just a little bit. It can be very deep. So, just be mindful and check in with your
person, make sure you’re not hurting them. So again, you’re going to press down and lean
in a little bit and then back up. Generally points that are really good to use
that on are the spleen reflex and the gall bladder reflex which are on either side of
the feet. So, with this side you’ll go hook and back
up. Rotation on a point. You’re going to also use that thumb walking
and you’re just going to rotate the foot. So, it’s right under the metatarsal heads,
you come down and you just rotate over. I am actually going to walk the, what is called
the diaphragm line. So, you go in and you’re just going to rotate
there. You can go over the entire diaphragm line. Again, if somebody is you know, really anxious
or feeling stressed out, that diaphragm line, the solar plexus point, which is right here,
and the adrenal gland reflex are really powerful. And the last point is the press and slide
with Dr. Manzanares. This is if you really want to get deep and
you don’t want to miss any points within there. So you’re going to actually press down, you
lean in, and you just slide a little bit and check in with your person, make sure you’re
not hurting them. You know, you want to kind of kick into it
a place of parasympathetic, you know, relaxation. If you go beyond that, it’s not serve going
to them. So, again you press in and then you go up. Press in and slide and there will be continual
pressure.

59 thoughts on “5 Basic Foot Reflexology Techniques | Reflexology”

  1. This is Dr Price, I have a trauma patient who is recovering from surgery on both lower legs, do you recommend a certain treatment or routine of reflexology for them?  It is said to see such uneducated comments such as below – keep up the great work.

  2. If only the videoguy focused more on how it's done.. cos everytime the important part comes on, the video shows the girl massaging and i'm not able to see how it's done. Anyways atleast i know now that there are 5 ways.

  3. The "press and slide" is very important in foot massage. That's why we invented "NaoNao Dynamic Foot Massage Figure Trimmer". It's a twist board/disc with massage fingers. So you can feel the "press and slide" when you do your twists. http://www.amazon.com/NaoNao-Dynamic-Massage-Figure-Trimmer/dp/B00ZZYJ5FW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437878513&sr=8-1&keywords=naonao

  4. my dog is the best everynight he is giving me a reflexo massage on my feet with is tongue! 😂😉

  5. I really have found reflexology to be rewarding toward my health and mental attitude. Thanks for the information.

  6. What a fantastic video ! Wow I was reminded of all the great techniques I was taught. Thank you for sharing this video.

  7. people here are so quick to offend or whatever. its actually hopeless trying to illicit some kind of a mutual discussion on the topic.

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  9. What a fantastic video! <3
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