Learn how to relieve headaches and migraines using self-reflexology techniques from certified reflexologist Chantel C. Lucier in this Howcast video.
The reflex points we’re going to focus on for migraines and headaches are the reflexes to the brain, head, neck reflexes, the spinal reflexes and then we’ll end with the solar plexus.
So, we’ll begin using thumb and finger-walking techniques. And we’ll start with the toe, work our way down. So, with the toe you always want to support the ball of the foot. The whole top of the foot here. And then you can finger or thumb-walk down. So, supporting the toe in the back you can thumb-walk down the toe.
You want to be extremely thorough if this is something that is important for your friend or family member that they’re struggling with. So, you’ll want to thumb-walk down, up, across. You could do it here. You could also lift and go into a point a little bit more. You could go at a slight angle on your way up. You can support and use your thumb and your finger and go down at the same time. And you could use your finger-walking on this part. So, again you’re just coming down with the finger-walking right here. You can give attention to the pituitary gland reflex. You can give attention to all these brain reflexes. You could use a little bit of your knuckle at the top, if you want, to get in there a little deeper. I don’t use a lot of knuckle techniques. I don’t think they’re necessary. I think the thumb-walking is very effective.
Once you’ve done your whole toe, the neck reflexes here, the brain reflexes here – coming down you want to do the spinal reflex. So, with the spinal reflex you’re going to come all the way from the top and do the entire spine. So, I’ll start here. Always supporting. And then I come down with thumb-walking. And I just move as I continue on. And I’m taking really small bites here, so you’re not doing big if don’t want to miss any area. And you’re going through different parts of the spine, too. You’re going through at the very of your cervical spine and your thoracic spine and your lumbar spine. And these are the end points. You’re sending a message from this end-point to the corresponding area to relax. So, you don’t want to rush that. Just take your time.
So, you’ll want to do it bilaterally. You’ll want to do both feet. In addition to that big toe you’re going to want to do all the toes. So, with the neck reflexes here, it’s the same with the other toes. You also have the sinuses that come down right here. So with each toe just give a little bit of attention right there as well. And of course at the very top we have the brain reflexes. You give attention to all the toes, both feet and then the spinal reflexes on the way down.
And then I always end with a solar plexus hold. So, you take your thumbs here. This is the diaphragm line. You’re going to come across here. Right in the center, there. That’s your point. And you just lean forward.