The Basics of Foot Massage
Elements Massage Piney Creek Jan 6, 2015
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a great foot massage. This ancient method of massage is frequently used today in conjunction with other techniques to promote health and wellbeing. Used to help reduce stress and anxiety, alleviate pain, and boost energy, foot reflexology concentrates on specific points on the feet that correspond to different areas of the body. Here’s a bit more depth on the benefits of having someone massage your feet:
-A Boost To Your Circulation
Just as with other modalities of massage, foot massage helps to give your circulatory system a boost by increasing oxygenation and circulation of your blood. This blood brings needed nutrients to different areas of your body and also helps to remove toxins stores in your muscles.
-Let Go and Relax
Foot massage induces deep relaxation by means of alleviating stress and anxieties. Since the solar plexus, just under the ball of your foot, houses stress, when an application of pressure is placed on this location your body will release stored stress to help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
-Enhanced Immune System Function
Along with reducing stress levels, a good foot massage can also lend a boost to your immune system. By alleviating stress and reducing your body’s cortisol levels, your immune system can function better to help you navigate the cold and flu season more effectively.
Massage can also help clear the mental cobwebs to enable you to focus and feel re-energized. By clearing your system and hitting the reset button, a foot massage can bring about a state of inner peace and mental harmony that can help you feel ready to take on the tasks life has to offer.
After thinking about all of the time you spend on your feet, don’t you think you deserve a nice foot massage to help you relax? Talk to one of our massage therapists today about how they can incorporate a foot massage into your next visit.