Foot reflexology for babies is a very simple and non-invasive technique that can be applied by a massage therapist and even by parents. We need to agree that touching babies’ feet is no sacrifice, right? It makes you want to squeeze. This time, it will have several benefits for them.
Massages at specific points on the feet have a relaxing effect, help to relieve pain and, in short, create a perfect moment to increase the bonds between parents and children.
People of any age can experience foot reflexology, however, the soft skin and underdeveloped foot arches of babies makes the effects of the technique faster and more effective.
Just apply light pressure on specific points to relieve possible blockages and restore the flow of energy. The ideal is that the massage is done in a peaceful environment and with a mild temperature, to make the little one even more relaxed. The more sensitive it is, the better the benefit of foot reflexology for babies.
Another good news about massage is that it has no side effects and can be used at any age, even when the baby is already big.
Check out the main points of foot reflexology for babies:
It is possible to use foot reflexology in babies to stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, eliminate toxins, regulate the functioning of organs, balance energy levels, relieve pain and promote a more peaceful sleep. We will show you some situations that you can apply the technique. Keep up with us to find out!
The first case that foot reflexology can help you with is the dreaded colic. When your baby has symptoms of stiffness, restlessness, irritation and a lot of crying, it’s time to act. In addition to offering safe lap and keeping calm, massaging your tummy, making gentle movements and touching your feet will help to calm and relieve pain.
It can be an ally to strengthen the baby’s immune system, helping the little body to develop and create the necessary defenses. After all, the first years of life are essential for the functioning of immunity. With this, the small will have more resistance to colds, ear infections and other diseases typical of age.
Our last example will make the eyes of the on-call dads shine: foot reflexology for babies helps you sleep better. Our tip is to massage your feet every day for a few minutes after a shower or before a nap. Tensions will ease and the nervous system will be balanced. The perfect climate for a good sleep!
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