Familiarize yourself with the basic foot reflexology chart. Starting out, learn about the basic areas on a foot reflexology chart. This outlines the major organs locations on the foot.
- The right foot is associated with the right part of the body and left foot is associated with the left side of the body. The stomach, for example, is primarily located on the left side of the body so massaging and applying pressure to the left foot can treat stomach ailments.
- The toes and feet indicate your head and neck. Massaging your toes in foot reflexology means working your head and neck.
- The thinnest part of your foot, usually found towards its center, is known as the waistline. Parts of your foot correlated with the stomach are found above the waistline. Parts correlated with the intestines are found below
- The bottom of your foot is connected with your pelvic area.
- The area just underneath your toes corresponds to the chest.
The sole chart: The sole chart is fairly easy to learn and deals only with the underside of the foot, not the tops or sides of the feet.
- When it comes to toes, the second and third toe after your big toe are connected to the eyes. If you have eye strain, applying pressure in that area can help. Your remaining toes are connected to your teeth, your sinuses, and the top of your head.
- Pressure points do differ on the left foot and right foot; however, there are some similarities.
- Your ears are affected by the areas just below your toes on both feet.
- On both feet, the lungs are found about an inch below all your toes except the big toe.
- Your heels on both feet are connected to your legs.
- The area just below the waistline is connected to your small intestine on both feet.
The outside chart: An outside chart displays what areas of the body correspond to the side of your foot pointing away for the body. It also covers the top of your foot.
- The very top of your foot corresponds to your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is the part of your immune system that helps filter out toxins and other wastes.
- The area just above your toes is connected to the chest. The side of your foot above your heel is connected to the hips and knees.
- The side of your foot just below your waistline connects to the elbow. If you move down slightly further, to the side of your foot just above your pinky toe, you’ll hit your shoulder.
The inside chart: An inside chart addresses addresses the side of the foot facing inward towards your other foot.
- The bottom of your foot from the tip of your big toe to your heel represents your spine. The insides of your feet are the same basic shape as your spine, with the same curves and bends.
- Just under the waistline there should be a puffy, oval-like mound on the side of your foot. This is connected to your bladder.
Did you know?
Your hands also have a reflexology chart just like the feet do.
Consider doing spot massages for specific ailments. For example, pinching the area between the middle finger and the ring finger may help with eye conditions such as conjunctivitis or eyestrain. If you have allergies, they might be helped by pressing gently on the adrenal gland area.
- You can also hold a golf ball and roll it with both hands over the areas of your hand to apply pressure.
- If you suffer from tension or anxiety, try pinching the skin area between your thumb and your first finger.