A friend of mine told me a story about how in her mom’s group a few members have learned to do foot reflexology to calm down their fussy baby. We all know that growing up is hard and often painful work. I’ve had some reflexology done on myself and it is an interesting experience. I wouldn’t have thought to try it on a baby though, not having any kids myself.
Can Foot Reflexology Calm Down a Fussy Baby?
Reflexology is the ancient art of using pressure points throughout the body to relieve pain, and it can be a natural alternative for those looking to alleviate pain. People are looking to help their little children through reflexology, especially when it comes to little babies that are still adjusting to being in their new world.
Reflexology experts also note that before starting the massage, the baby should be relaxed and encourage blood flow with a foot rub or with a warm bath.
Helps with Head and Teeth Ache
Babies will often have head and teeth pain. If you notice your child having these pains, massage the tips of their toes! This can be done while they are sleeping as well.
When your child is going through congestion in the chest, relief can be found on the pads of the feet, just under the toes and above the arch. Apply gentle pressure and massage in a circular motion to relieve congestion and coughing problems.
Babies can sometimes grow faster than certain parts of their body is ready for, and pain in the hips can be a common issue for young ones. Rub the heel to help with this problem! The heel can be helpful for constipation and upset stomachs as well!
While serious issues should always be consulted with a medical doctor, little everyday issues can be helped with reflexology. Try these out to help your little ones throughout their day!
Have you had reflexology done? What was your experience?