Stimulate your feet on a daily basis through the winter months to increase the blood and nerve circulation. Here are a few diy suggestions:
- Give your feet a moisturizing massage. Skin tends to be drier this time of year and needs a little extra care. When applying lotion to your feet use some pressure and be sure to massage the entire foot, top and bottom, between the toes, on the tops of the toes and up around the ankle. This will stimulate the entire foot’s nerve endings.
- Walk barefoot over carpet or textured flooring, bring a small tray of sand or small, rounded rocks inside to walk upon, use a foot roller or roll a golf ball under your barefeet. The uneven textures will help to stimulate the different pressure points in your feet and increase circulation.
- Look for activities where you can participate barefoot such as yoga, dance, martial arts … not only great for your circulation, keeping active helps to lift your mood and release natural feel good hormones and chemicals in the body. As a dancer, and a yoga enthusiast I can attest to just how beneficial barefoot activities are for mind and body wellness through the darker, colder months.
Can Reflexology Help?
Since ancient times Reflexology has shown to be beneficial for:
- Circulatory Problems
- Back Problems and Muscular Aches & Pain
- Plantar Faciitis
- Migraine and Stress Headaches
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Sinus Problems and Breathing Disorders
- Digestive Issues
- Arthritic Conditions
- Tension and Stress
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and acute Anxiety
or Panic disorders