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hi my name’s Lucy and I’m a baby and
children’s reflexology instructor and I just want to show you some really good
points to use when your baby is teething so we are always going to make sure that
we’re ever so gentle on baby’s feet, baby and children’s feet. We don’t need to use
any kind of deep pressure at all so the first point that we’re going to find is
the solar plexus point. So this point is really good for calming and reassurance
and just calming down the central nervous system. So the solar plexus point
is here just underneath the ball of the foot, so if you were to run your thumb or
your finger over the ball of the foot it would end up here in this nice
little dip just under the ball of the foot, so you can just have a little hold,
maybe have a few breaths yourself. Deep breaths yourself. Make sure you’re not
holding any tension and then you can have a little circle around in that area If you try and take some nice deep
breaths and hopefully baby will follow your cue as well. and the same thing on the other foot. Find that point and have a little circle around in there. So the solar plexus point is located
just underneath your ribs, sort of underneath your ribs in the center
and it’s a huge network of nerves and it’s that point where you feel as if
you’ve been punched when you have some bad news or a shock, so this is very
reassuring very calming really good to start with. So we’re gonna have a little
focus on the toes, so on that same foot we are going to slide up the big toe and
then slide down the front of the toe and then have a little circle around the tip
of the toe so this is the brain area, the brain and the head and then same thing up
sliding up the back of the toe and down the front and a little circle around the
tip of the toe and then again up and a slide down and a little circle around and up, and sliding down, and a little circle round the tip of that toe and the same thing up the little toe, sliding up and down and a little circle around the tip of that toe. and between your thumb and your
forefinger we’re gonna have a little roll and squeeze of each toe. So the
teeth are reflected up the sides of the toes, so great to have a little roll and a
little squeeze. The squeeze helps to stimulate the sinus point which is in
the fleshy pad of the toe here. So have a little roll starting with the big toe,
a little roll and a squeeze and then again to the next toe, a little roll and a squeeze.
Over to the next toe, roll and a squeeze. Carry on until you get to that little toe, little
roll and a little squeeze. Teeth are also reflected here on the front of the toe. I’ll just show
you with this foot! So here on the big toe….. Right! I’ve got it, so here on the big toe
just underneath a nail bed you can have a little circle around then the points for the temporomandibular joint,
which is here, so in there it can get really really tight and really really
sore if your baby’s really chomping down really clamping down when they’re
chewing on you know chew toys and stuff or their hands because they’re trying to
relieve that pressure themselves, so that joint can get really really
tight, that muscle and the joint can get tight. So the temporomandibular joint
points are either side of the big toe so with your thumb and your forefinger just
either side of the toe you can just have a gentle press in and a little hold and
maybe you know a little circle around. I’ll show you on my doll. So
either side and a little circle around with your fingers in there. Then with your thumb or your forefinger
we can make a slide from the heel all the way up to the big toe. So this is
working on the spine reflexes, so again really really nice and calming for a bit
of a frazzled central nervous system. Heel all the way up to the big toe, just
remember just check in with your pressure make sure it’s nice and light
and then onto the front of the foot with Onto the front of the foot we’re
going to work on the lymphatic system. So with your thumbs or
your four fingers you’re going to make some sort of train tracks one thumb
after the other working up towards the ankle. This is
just good for lymphatic drainage so the body’s own waste disposal unit. And then
you can make some little circles all around the ankle and then we can do the same on the other
foot, so swapping over to your other babies foot So we went up and down
each toe with a little circle around the tip, and again up down and a circle
around the tip. Slide up and down with that circle around the tip. Little circle around, and then finally
the little toe a slide up and down and a little circle around the tip. Then we
took each toe between our thumb and our forefinger for a little roll and then
squeezing that sinus point and a roll between your thumb and
forefinger and a little squeeze. A little roll and a squeeze and then finally the little toe,
little roll and a little squeeze and then we found the points for the teeth
on the big toe just underneath the nail bed and have a little circle around. And then that temporomandibular joint
just either side of the big toe with your thumb and your forefinger we can just have a little hold and then
a little circle around. and then for the spinal reflexes, your thumb or
your fore finger sliding from the heel up to the big toe and then on to the front of the foot for
your train tracks, so you can have your thumbs one of them after the other
working up towards the ankle and little circles all around the ankle to finish and then you can take your baby’s feet,
both your baby’s feet and give them lots of kisses! x♡x♡x♡x

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