Massaging your feet helps detoxify your body, balance emotions, and improve blood and lymph circulation. Furthermore, it relieves roughness, stiffness, and dryness of the feet.
The feet have hold energy (Marma) points linked to almost every part of the body which connect us to the earth, providing stability and grounding, and, quite literally, bear the weight of the day.
Padabhyanga relieves stiffness, dryness, and numbness of the feet and legs. It promotes healthy eyesight and hearing and prevents sciatica through increased blood circulation. This practice reduces stress, calms the mind and brings rejuvenation of the cnetal nevous system.
Before bed wash the feet and dry them thoroughly, then pick the oil of your choice and massage the feet entirely and it is recommended to then put socks on before going to sleep.
· Vata types can use Vata medicinal oil, sesame oil, ghee, or olive oil.
· Pitta types can use Pitta medicinal oil, ghee, coconut oil, or sunflower oil.
· Kapha types can use Kapha medicinal oil, ghee, sesame, or jojoba oil.