Reflexology is an ancient therapy that has gained mainstream credibility in recent years and can be used to cure a range of symptoms including headaches, migraines, stress and physical strains among others.
The therapy involves stimulating certain points in the hands and feet that are said to be linked to vital organs around the body such as the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, livers and others. Most people report feeling better after receiving reflexology treatment - and the system is even used by the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom.
This article will show a very quick and easy reflexology exercise that be used on the feet in order to provide pain relief from a sinus headache.
The reflexology points for sinuses
As was mentioned above, reflexology is the health system based around points in the feet and hands corresponding to major organs. If you haven't already, please see the article with free foot and hand reflexology charts to locate the exact points.
The area of the feet that is linked to the sinuses is on the tips of the second, third, fourth and fifth toes - that's the one next to big toe all the way down to the little toe. The tip is directly on the top - the soft fleshy part that points forward, not the ball part that touches the ground and not the nail on the top, but the actual tips of the toes. See the image below to get exactly where the reflexology points for sinuses are in the toes.
Reflexology technique for sinus headaches
All foot massages should begin by loosening the tension in the muscles. This will make targeting the sinus regions much more effective.
Gently massage the whole foot with broad but firm motions with the whole hand from the heel all the way to the toesUse a small squirt of oil to make the motion easier. For particularly tense feet use herbal balm with heating qualities such as this one. Stretch the ankle gently but firmly in all directions. Grasp the foot at the ankle and stretch, forward, backwards and to each side.