Pressure Point Trivia Index
What is a foot pressure point?
Scattered within your foot lies reflex points that is associated with various parts of your body. By stimulating these pressure points, you can enhance the performance of those parts for a healthy body. Also, by breaking up toxins built up in your foot, your blood circulation is also enhanced. When the circulation in your foot is restored, your entire body's circulation is alsorestored. Foot massages are also refered to as : "Reflexology" and is used by people world-wide as a simple way to stay healthy.
Does the pressure point hurt? Why?
It depends on the person receiving the massage, the strength applied to the pressure point and overall health of the patient, but it is said that parts that are painful have some kind of problem. Uliric and Lactic acids build up in time. Pain is felt when these are broken up.
History of Foot Massages
It is said that foot massages were developed some 5,000 years ago.There are ancient Egyptian drawings dating back to 2330 BC depicting people massaging reflex points on the hand and feet.
In Nara Japan, there is a "Buddha's Foot Print" in Yakushiji Temple that is said to be a thousand years old. On the Buddha's foot print, the 5 organs and 6 glands are marked. The Huang Ti Journal, which is the foundation of Chinese medicine, there are entries in which patients are diagnosed and treated by the sole of their feet. Kadha, the legendary physician that is mentioned in other Chinese literature, further studies and developes the method, and this in turn, comes to be known in Japan as "Soku Shin Do".
「Western medicine also took interest in this diagnosis technique, and in Europe, during 1580 was widely used in the treatment of 'lady's ailments'. In 1913, America's Doctor Fitzgerald published "Zone Therapy", and research was continued from a Western medicine viewpoint, and spread throughout the world. The ancient's knowledge tied in with modern medicine, and reflexology as we know it today, was born. Knowledge was in essence, passed down from our ancestors.
:By breaking up toxins in the foot, your circulation is improved. And with this improvement, your cells become more active, causing you to feel sleepy and fatigued.
Urinating often, dark-colored urine: :Broken down toxins are passed through lymph nodes and passed out of your body. You may find that your trips to the bathroom increases and the color of your urine may be dark.
Swollen ankles :Toxins that are broken up will start to move through your body via the veins and through lymph nodes. When leaving your foot, the first hurdle is the turn at your ankles. When all the toxins start to move at once, you may experience a slight swelling of the ankles. This reaction is often seen in people with bad lymph nodes.
Bruising, visible veins :This is caused by toxins passing through your veins at once. They will disappear in time.
To enhance your foot massage
BEFORE & AFTER■
Please refrain from meals 30 minutes to an hour before or after your massage.
AFTER■ Don't eat or touch anything cold after the massage
RIGHT AFTER■ Drink 500ccs of warm or room-temperature water after your massage
IF PREGNANT■ We humbly decline massages to expecting mothers.