1. Foot Acupressure Therapy
Foot acupressure therapy is a massage technique that targets specific acupoints on the feet. There are five acupressure methods that can be used, which include the heavenly gate acupoint, three yin intersection acupoint, gallbladder meridian acupoint, internal organ acupoint, and wind pool acupoint. This therapy has several health benefits such as reducing stress, fatigue, and respiratory symptoms that can disrupt sleep. To learn more, you can refer to this source and source.
2. Massage the Foot Arch
To massage the foot arch, follow these steps:
Step 1: Sit down and bend your left foot, folding your knee and placing your foot on a chair.
Step 2: Use your right hand to press on the foot arch and use your left hand to massage upwards on the ankle 20-30 times.
Step 3: Use your thumb and index finger to gently press on the spaces between the toes for 5 minutes, press along the foot arch, and gently tap on the foot arch.
Step 4: Use your thumb to press on specific acupoints on the foot (jie khe acupoint, tai xung acupoint, tuc lam khap acupoint) for 1 minute each. This can be done for 20 minutes each time during the day.
3. Massage the Foot Sole
Here are the steps to massage the foot sole:
Step 1: Massage a thin layer of skin care cream or essential oil on the foot sole.
Step 2: Use your fingers to gently press on the foot sole and go down to the bottom of the toes.
Step 3: Grasp both feet tightly with both hands and then slowly relax. Repeat the same for the other foot.
4. Combine with Foot Soaking
After massaging the feet, it is recommended to combine with foot soaking to soften the skin, improve blood circulation, and reduce pain. Here are the steps to foot soaking:
Step 1: Prepare a container of water, 5-6 drops of green tea essential oil, and aromatic leaves. Soak your feet in this mixture for 3-5 minutes.
Step 2: Rinse your feet with water and dry them with a soft cloth.
These are four effective ways to massage the feet for better sleep and overall health. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below!