Since babies are more receptive to touch, they are more receptive to reflexology as well. For instance, when the baby is upset, we hold them and rub their back.
There are several reasons for babies cry. Here below are the most common reasons:
- 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 provides relief in the case of numerous health issues. Therefore, this practice will be suitable for babies to stop them crying in case of numerous health issues.
We will show you how to apply pressure on the baby’s feet and thus solve various health problems.
Upper and lower abdomen
Massaging the arch of the foot is related to the upper abdomen, so it provides 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 solve issues like bloating and constipation.
The top of the foot which touches the ground above the arch corresponds to the chest area. Massage of this part will treat colds, chronic coughs, and chest congestion, due to accumulation of phlegm. Studies confirm that reflexology treats all forms of congestion.
The foot center is linked to the sinuses, so pressing it will reduce sinus issues, such as a runny nose, and respiratory 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 problems. Yet, note that this practice is not a remedy and it provides only a temporary pain relief and relaxation.
Massaging the tips of the toes will treat problems linked 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 various nerve endings. Yet, massage of the upper area of the arch will treat the pain.