Stroking stimulates circulation and warms the foot. Holding your partner's foot in your hands, on the top of the foot begin a long, slow, firm, stroking motion with your thumbs, starting at the tips of the toes and sliding back away from you, all the way up to the ankle, then retrace your steps back to the toes with a lighter stroke.
Step 2: Ankle rotations
Loosens joints and relaxes feet. Cup one hand under the heel, behind the ankle, to brace the foot and leg.
Grasp foot behind the ankle, cupping under heel. With the index finger of the other hand, slide your finger between the toes, back and forth for three to five times.
Step 5: Arch press
Releases tension in the inner and outer longitudinal arches. Hold foot as you did in Step 4.
Step 6: Stroking. Repeat step 1
This is a good way to begin and end a foot massage.
The bottom of the foot is truly the pathway to the rest of our vital organs. Below is the chart that shows what part of the foot are pressure points for certain parts of the body.
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