Feet aching? Wondering if there’s anything that can make them feel better after last night, when you shoved them into 4-inch heels? Well, reflexology may be just the ticket—and not just for help with your aching feet, but your head, joints, and other body parts as well.
Refloxology is an ancient Japanese healing art based in the real science of the muscular and nervous system. According to principles of reflexology, nerves relating to various organs and muscle groups all culminate at the sole of the foot, and massaging or stimulating these nerves can promote wellness in the corresponding parts of the body.
Reflexology is a popular aspect of Asian medicine, in which the body is seen as a whole, completely interrelated system. In other words, treating one part of the body will naturally have some effect on another part.
Okabashi shoes were created in this philosophy: that shoes which help your feet will also improve your overall health and wellness. All Okabashi shoes contain massaging pressure points in both the forefoot and arch reflexology zones. The forefoot zone is believed to be connected to the upper half of the body and includes the heart, lungs, and stomach, while the midfoot and arch zone corresponds with the lower half of the body and includes the liver, pancreas and digestive track. Because the feet are so sensitive, Okabashis do not have massaging points across the entire shoe bed.
When you wear Okabashi, all you’ll feel is comfort on your feet—who knew that your shoes are also working for your overall health from head to toe?