Foot Acupressure Points To Relax Your Feet (…And The Rest Of Your Body)

foot-acupressure-photo-by-luissolis.jpg Foot reflexology… foot acupressure… foot massage… what’s the difference?

Nothing really.

Acupressure for feet, also known as foot reflexology or foot massage, can be done on its own or as part of your regular exercise routine to relax and energize, to improve circulation and to stimulate internal organs and major energy meridians that end in the feet. Source

The key difference for me is the fact that acupuncture involves those tiny needles placed at key pressure points in the body, but with acupressure you just use your fingers or hands instead.

(Same with reflexology and massage.)

Here are some of the key areas of the foot to concentrate on when you’re looking for acupressure spots to relieve a variety of ailments.

Plus, pressure points in other parts of the body that might be helpful, as well.


First Things First…

Here’s how to do a reflexology foot massage (on yourself or someone else).

Notice that you can choose to concentrate on the foot and ankle in general or focus on specific pressure points. Each yields different results.

The good news is… for most healthy individuals, a 5-minute foot rub (per foot) can be performed daily without any problem.

So acupressure of the feet appears to be one of the safest ways to help yourself.

And it’s easy, too!


Videos Showing How To Do Foot Acupressure




Key Pressure Points In The Foot


This is a thumbnail of Matthew Scott’s awesome Foot Reflexology Chart (.pdf). Click the photo to see an explanation of each pressure point in the foot and see which part of the body those pressure points affect.

Here are a few other Foot Pressure Point charts where you can see the pressure points in the foot from a side view, an inside view, and a view looking down at the foot.


Other Key Acupressure Points In The Body

foot-reflexology-acupressure-points.jpg Check out this do-it-yourself guide for finding the acupressure point you need to get a reaction in a particular part of your body.

Here’s a reference guide for knowing when to apply pressure to certain parts of your body, based on what you are currently experiencing in life.

The beginner’s guide to acupressure helps you determine which pressure points to concentrate on when.

This is one that I use a lot… it’s a spot on the hands that helps to relieve neck pain (like from spending too much time at the computer).

Dr. Oz talks about acupressure on the foot, and pressure points in the hands on The Oprah Show. (Don’t miss his tips for an ear massage and eyebrow massage!)

Lynnette Walczak

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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  • Parveshgoel

    Is acupuncture or acupressure helpful to increase height of body because one doctor suggest me to use shoe device which can increase my height.

    Kindly suggest