Podiatrist in France originally, Isabelle Edye has been practicing reflexology for many years here in New York among the community of French expatriates.
Here are her advice to start the New Year "du Bon Pied" :
" Recall of some basic exercises, do slowly while breathing deeply
To relieve stress: Upright on one foot, shake the other foot while keeping your ankle relaxed (can be done with the hands) it gives an excellent feeling of well-being
To maintain flexibility and to avoid cramps or muscular pain of the feet:
- lying down, upright or seated, ankle flexion, extension, and rotation to the right and left
-on your knees sitting on you heels, the toes curled on the floor (be careful can be painful for beginners) only for a few seconds for beginners increasing the time each day
Play piano with your toes .!!.but also stretch them wide and place them one at a time on the floor"