How to Treat Your Bunion Without Surgery!

Do you have a bunion that is painful, interferes with the type shoes you can wear, and/or leaves you feeling self-conscious? What if you could treat it with some simple exercises that, when performed consistently, could help correct it? Interested? If so, READ ON! First of all, what is a bunion and what causes them? A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. It forms when your big toe pushes against your next toe, forcing the joint of your big toe to get bigger and stick out. The skin over the bunion might be red and sore. Wearing high heeled shoes or tight, narrow shoes can cause bunions or make them worse. Bunions can also develop as a result of an inher

20 Simple Foot Exercises for Strength, Balance, and Flexibility

There are many small muscles in the feet that are at risk for atrophy if we don’t get out of our shoes and move our feet as they are meant to be moved. This is especially important as we age in order to avoid injuries. Orthotics worn as a permanent solution to foot problems also contribute to foot weakness by impacting the natural bio-mechanical function of the feet and body. If the smaller muscles in the feet are too weak to support the foot and ankle, the body compensates by increasing tension in the larger muscles. This causes tightness in the calf and ankle, which can cause foot pain as well as other body imbalances. Stretching might help, but improved control and strength in the foot is

8 Foot Care Recipes Using Essential Oils

Foot Baths and Foot Creams are an easy way to pamper yourself and make your feet feel great! I hope you enjoy these easy recipes that will also be a treat to your senses! Foot Baths Add 6 drops of essential oils to a bowl of hand hot water, and soak feet 10-15 min Athletes Foot Restorative After Long, Hard Day 3 drops lavender 2 drops lavender 3 drops myrrh 2 drops peppermint 2 drops rosemary Immune Booster To Stimulate Circulation 3 drops lemon 2 drops geranium 3 drops tea tree

Reflexology: More than a Relaxing "Foot Rub"

Reflexology is much more than a relaxing "foot rub"! While one of the main benefits of reflexology is relaxation, I think that people often underestimate the benefits of this type of bodywork. The relaxed state achieved during a reflexology session is called the alpha state, and it’s where healing takes place. So, when my client is relaxed, the body is more able to come back into balance while I facilitate the healing process. When I’m reflexing a person’s feet, hands or ears, I’m being mindful of any knots, lumpy textures, dense or hard tonus, puffiness, tenderness, callouses, etc., and on which reflex they are located. These are stress cues, and they tell me where a person may be experienc

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