There's a whole slew of lovely games and rhymes that we use to thrill and entertain our young children. Among the most well-known is "This Little Piggy" a rhyme accompanied with wiggling a child's toes. There is a surprising power that comes with this games, when we look at it through the lens of reflexology.
In reflexology, the three middle toes are associated with the sinuses. Consequently, wiggling the three toes activates the sinus points and relieves congestion in the sinus area. There are also several oils that are excellent for these three piggies. Peppermint, oregano, and thyme work wonders for congestion and other issues due to the menthol found in peppermint, as well as the antibacterial and antiviral properties of oregano and thyme. If you child is getting a cold or having sinus troubles, simply play "This Little Piggy" with peppermint, oregano, and thyme to help prevent and alleviate symptoms,
The pinky toe is linked to the teeth, gums, and ring muscles which are the muscles found around the eye and sphincter muscles. Have a child that's shy about potty training? Play "This Little Piggy" and when the piggy goes "whee whee whee all the way home" your child will begin to relax their muscles and be more open to potty training. Putting clove on the pinky toe helps greatly with gum disease and toothache, not just in your child but in yourself as well.
The big toe is directly related to the brain. Working this toe is greatly beneficial in relieving headaches. Perhaps your child is having difficulties with comprehension or focus in school, just work their big toe. Adding the oils sandalwood and frankincense will also increase attention and understanding. So, next time you play "This Little Piggy" with your child, remember all the incredible ways you can increase your child's health while having heaps of fun!