What you need to know about nerve activation
Our body needs healthy feet
Without feet a human being cannot stand, walk or run. Our feet are responsible for our balance. They ground us and they are the only part of our body which is in constant contact with the surface we live on. Furthermore, they serve as a shock absorber for every step that we take and they are responsible for our posture. With every step up to 70,000 nerves in our feet are activated and our muscles are trained. The nerves connect our feet to our brain. Movement and stimulation of the nerves in our feet lead to measurable activity in our brain. This encourages our concentration, creativity and our ability to learn.
Our proprioceptive system
"Nerves in the foot" are usually associated with the massage of the foot sole and its positive effects. But there are even more important types of nerves in our feet. Some nerves constantly measure the acceleration or deceleration of our limbs, others measure the exact position and any changes. This information, millions of impulses, is constantly pushed towards our brain and is managed through our proprioceptive system. Proprioception is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body. Unlike the six exteroceptive senses (sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing, and balance) by which we perceive the outside world, and interoceptive senses, by which we perceive the pain and movement of internal organs, proprioception is a third distinct sensory modality that provides feedback solely on the status of the body internally. It is the sense that indicates whether the body is moving with required effort, as well as where the various parts of the body are located in relation to each other. In short words: the proprioceptive system keeps us standing, running or walking.