Are you familiar with the magic that is reflexology?
An ancient art, reflexology relies on the use of pressure points throughout the body; pressing on those pressure points releases stress and pain, and can be a tremendously helpful natural alternative for pain management.
And one way in which it is proving tremendously helpful is in relaxing little children, especially babies still adjusting to the world around them.
Check out some of the ways reflexology can help your young child below; one expert tip is that before you start the massage, relax your baby with a warm bath or foot rub, which will also help encourage blood flow.
7) Pelvis and hips
Babies can sometimes grow faster than certain parts of their body is ready for, and pain in the hips can be a common issue for young ones. Rub the heel to help with this problem! The heel can be helpful for constipation and upset stomachs as well!
6) Abdomen Pain (Lower)
If the baby is having pains from gas and bloating in the lower intestine, massage between the middle of their feet and heel.
5) Abdomen Pain (Upper)
For constipation, heartburn, and indigestion, massage the space between the middle of your child’s foot and the pads of their feet.
4) Stomach Pain (solar plexus)
For the children suffering from upset tummies, spasms, tightness and trouble breathing, massage the center of the foot below the pads of the feet where the arch begins to get relief. This area is connected to the Solar Plexus, a collection of nerves between the stomach and lungs
When your child is going through congestion in the chest, relief can be found on the pads of the feet, just under the toes and above the arch. Apply gentle pressure and massage in a circular motion to relieve congestion and coughing problems.
2) Sinus Pain
Sinus pain can be annoying as an adult, but for babies that have never experienced it before, it can be pure agony. For relief, massage the center underside of your baby’s toes.Apply a gentle pressure to provide pain relief!
1) Head and Teeth Ache
Babies will often have head and teeth pain. If you notice your child having these pains, massage the tips of their toes! This can be done while they are sleeping as well.
While serious issues should always be consulted with a medical doctor, little everyday issues can be helped with reflexology. Try these out to help your little ones throughout their day!