May sound strange…but there is a direct connection. With over 7,000 nerve endings in our feet, our entire body is constantly stimulated and circulation increased when we walk barefoot. This includes the stimulation of the glands that release all of those feel good hormones. Wonder why we feel so much better in the summer? It’s not just the sunshine.
When the weather cools our feet are stuffed into socks, slippers, shoes and boots and our body loses that essential connection to the earth. With cold weather the circulation to our feet and hands can also contract, just when needed the most, as our body works to keep its core warm. So with all the stimulation our nerve endings have been used to through the warmer months reduced considerably, our whole being suffers.
What can you do?
Stimulate your feet on a daily basis through the winter months to increase the blood and nerve circulation. Here are a few diy suggestions:
Can Reflexology Help?
Regular sessions during the winter months will keep your body and mind feeling great!
Since ancient times Reflexology has shown to be beneficial for: