The ancient art which practices stimulation of the pressure point through your whole body to alleviate pain is called reflexology. This is a natural and alternative way that can help you relieve pain. People with little babies can help them alleviate any of their pain with the help of reflexology.
Here are six different types of pain and ways to help your babies. Before you start with the massage, make sure the baby is relaxed. Use a warm bath or a foot rub to encourage the blood flow.
1) Teeth and Head Ache
Teeth and head pain is common in babies. You just have to massage the tips of their toes! You can also do this while they’re sleeping.
2) Sinus Pain
Even adults find this kind of pain annoying, but for babies it can be a real agony. Massage the center underside of the baby’s toes. Use a gentle pressure and the pain will be relieved soon.
Chest congestion can be relieved with the help of the feet pads which are located above the arch, under the toes. Use gentle pressure to massage this point with circular movements so that all the coughing and congestion problems could be relieved.
4) Stomach Pain (Solar plexus)
Children who have problems with spasm, upset tummies, trouble breathing and tightness, you have to massage the center of their foot, just below the pads where the arch is. It is an area tied to the Solar Plexus which comprises a collection of nerves between your stomach and your lungs.
5) Abdomen Pain (Lower and Upper)
In case of indigestion, heartburn, constipation etc., massage the area between the middle of the baby’s foot and the pads of the feet. In case the problem is bloating in the baby’s lower intestine or gas, the massage should be between the middle of the heel and feet.
In case a baby grows faster, it will experience pain in the hips. Heel rubbing is one way to treat this problem. It can also help them against upset stomach and constipation.
In case of a serious issue, always consult your doctor, but reflexology can really help you against these problems. Try them out today and relieve the day of your baby!