When I first saw these natural stone massage shoes, I thought they looked like a painful torture trick rather than foot therapy. However, after doing some research, I realized that there is a method to the stone shoe madness. They actually follow principles of traditional Chinese medicine and reflexology.
However, after doing some research, I realized that there was a method to the stone shoe madness. They actually follow principles of traditional Chinese medicine and reflexology.
Massage Shoe Designed for Reflexology
These specially-selected pebbles serve a particular therapeutic purpose. In fact, wearing these sandals for just 10 minutes each day can improve blood flow and energy.
In addition, the position of the stones is carefully thought out. They apply pressure to certain areas of the foot in order to release blocked energy and increase circulation throughout the body.
Imagine a masseuse applying pressure to the sole of a foot during a massage – except the shoe does the massaging.
Why Walk on Rocks?
To get more of an idea of how these unique natural stone massage shoes work, check out the video below. It explains how barefoot shiatsu courses or “reflexology paths” in Korea work as foot therapy.
Benefits of walking barefoot on these pebbled walkways include increased blood circulation, improved immune function, faster healing and relaxation. Of course, the reflexology aspect positively impacts the body’s organs and nerves too.
With stone massage sandals, you don’t need to go out and find a shiatsu course or path full of pebbles. You can reap the reflexology benefits in the comfort of your own home while walking or just standing.
If you’ve ever walked barefoot on rocks, you already know that it can be somewhat uncomfortable. I’d say the same thing about these sandals. It takes some getting used to.
However, after a few short sessions, you’ll notice that your feet relax and the shoes feel more comfortable. Just keep this in mind and don’t be scared off the first few times you wear them. My tip is to start with socks on before progressing to bare feet.
Compared to rubber nodules on other acupressure sandals like Revs, these definitely have a less-forgiving surface. That said, can have a greater impact on trigger points in a shorter period of time.
I don’t think that these stone massage sandals are designed for day-long use. Wear them for short spurs to activate reflexology points and achieve the health benefits. Then, switch back to shoes or insoles with stabilizers or arch support.