Benefits of a Foot Massage
May 31, 2013
As a typically overlooked area in today’s busy world, foot massage has a rich history of practice. Did you know that there are over 7,000 nerves in the feet? With a multitude of benefits, besides being extremely pleasurable and a powerful tool to increase body/stress relief, here are several advantages that may encourage you to book a foot massage with your local professional today:
Get Your Blood Moving
As with any massage, foot massage can stimulate the circulation of blood in your body. This in turn aids in transporting oxygen and nutrition to the body’s cells and allows your body to cleanse waste and toxins from your blood.
Relaxation and Rejuvenation
Foot massages are also helpful in bringing about a physical state of calmness and relaxation. When pressure is applied to the solar plexus point on the bottom of the foot, stress from the body can released and anxiety can be alleviated. In turn, this can encourage the body to feel energized and renewed.
Boost Your Brainpower
Another benefit from foot massage is stimulation of the flow of vital energy to the brain. According to traditional Chinese medicine, there are numerous reflex points on the feet that directly correspond and communicate with the brain. By paying attention to and activating these connections through pressure points, massage can contribute to improving the quality of your sleep, relieve headaches, and reduce anxiety or depression.
Foot massage can be a wonderful experience. We spend a lifetime on our feet and it’s important to treat them right. Plus, with the added health benefits, you’ve got nothing to lose! Keep in mind, feet can be extremely sensitive, so if it’s your first experience, you may squirm but try to work through the laughing. Trust us, it’s worth it