Your pre-bedtime routine is part of the process of getting a good night's sleep. Our innovative approach means we always consider the angles others might have missed, including how to approach sleep from the ground up. We turned to the practice of reflexology for relaxation and sleep preparation, and worked with specialists to embrace these principles in our new Simba Slippers.
Stress is an enormous interference to a sound night’s sleep – or even getting to sleep in the first place. As soon as our head hits the pillow, our mind is flooded with the memories of the day and our body is still holding onto all that tension. Then we toss and turn fitfully in bed - often because we haven’t properly wound ourselves down for the night.
We asked sleep and mindfulness expert Hope Bastine to give our slippers a try and share her knowledge about the practice in this post - so you get an insight into how these innovative new bedroom accessories are moulded and constructed to massage those sensitive zones in your feet.
Reflexologists see the body as an interconnected matrix of zones – so theory goes that if you massage a certain zone in your hand or foot, you will feel your body relaxing and the stress melting away.
What’s known by some as ‘Reflex Zone Therapy’ singles out ten zones, divided down the middle of our body: five on your right side and five on your left. Each is said to correspond with the muscles and organs on that side of your body, and to connect to ‘pressure points’ in your hands and feet.
So, what are the zones that our new Slippers target?
- Zone 1 is in each of the toes and the base of the toes. The area around your toes is said by reflexologists to follow a pathway through your body to your brain and head.
- Zone 2 is in the balls of your feet, intended to correspond to your chest and back regions.
- Zone 3 is in the arch area, and across, of your feet, which reflexologists believe connects to your torso.
- Zone 4 is in the heel of the foot – said to link to the lower torso and pelvis.
As soon as you get home from your hard day’s work, kick off your day shoes and slip into your Simba Sleep Slippers to trigger the winding down process as part of your pre-sleep ritual. Create a relaxing mood with amber lighting and soothing music or even try another holistic practice - aromatherapy - with a few spritzes of our Simba Sleep Spray.