- by Paul Carter
One of the rare forms of massage that few know of is the use of foot massage techniques to clear a migraine. This is a practice that has been used for many years and it has shown to ease the throbbing effects that a migraine can impart. In massage, the normal procedure is that the masseuse will knead the specific muscles that are causing the discomfort in a person. Through this article, you will learn step-by-step lessons of how foot massage will eventually lead to the resolution of a throbbing headache.
The specific massage procedure that is employed in this procedure is referred to as reflexology. This is a method that employs the use of pressure on some predetermined areas of the feet so as to be able to relieve the painful effects in the brain of a common migraine.
The use of this procedure dates back to ancient Egypt and the Far east where reflexology was commonly used as a medical modality. The popularity of this procedure spread throughout the world and became most prevalent in the western countries in the late 19th century. Today its use has spread to every corner of the world, mainly due to its benefit in the relief that it provides from stress.
Through this procedure, the reflexologist will use a ‘map’ of the feet that is claimed to have all regions of the body represented. This follows research conducted that proves that there is a relationship between the outer skin and the inner skin. The research shows that when pressure is applied to the feet, this directly affects the peripheral nerves. Through the manipulation of the peripheral nerves, the body is freed of the blockages in the peripheral nerves, which goes on to reduce pain and healing time.