Given that children are more receptive to touch, they are more receptive to reflexology also. For example, when the baby is upset, we hold them and rub their back. There are a number of reasons why babies cry. Here below are the most common ones:
- Sleepiness or fatigue
- Wet or dirty diaper
- Overstimulation from noise or activity
- Colic, acid reflux, or food allergies
- Pain or illness
Reflexology works on pressing certain foot points and thus offers relief in the case of numerous health issues. For that reason, this practice will be suitable for babies to stop them crying in case of different health issues.
We will show you how to use pressure on the baby’s feet and hence fix various health problems.
Upper and lower abdomen
Rubbing the arch of the foot is connected to the upper abdomen, so it offers relief in the case of digestive issues, like heartburn or bowel obstruction. The lower half of the arch is connected to the lower abdominal area, so its massaging will resolve issues like bloating and constipation.
The top of the foot which touches the ground above the arch is connected to the chest area. Massage of this part will treat colds, chronic coughs, and chest congestion, due to build-up of phlegm. Studies confirm that reflexology treats all forms of blockage.
The foot center is linked to the sinuses, so pressing it will lower sinus issues, such as a runny nose, and breathing problems, and it will calm down the symptoms.
The heel of the foot is linked to the pelvis, so massage will soothe muscle tightness and postural issues. Yet, note that this practice is not a treatment and it offers only a temporary pain relief and relaxation.
Head \ Teeth
Rubbing the tips of the toes will treat problems connected to the teeth and head, and it will soothe the pain due to teething and ear infections.
The solar plexus contains the nerves between the stomach and lungs, and pain in this area is hard to determine due to the numerous nerve endings. Yet, massage of the upper area of the arch will treat the pain.