A foot massage is always relaxing and soothing. After you’ve had a long day of running around, walking or standing on your feet—they deserve to be treated with care, or they might swell due to all the strain and stress.
Everyone enjoys a good foot massage. But is there more to it than just feeling relaxed and relieved?
The Various Kinds Of Foot Massages?
Various massage techniques promise incredible health benefits. Traditional methods focus on relaxing the joints and muscles, while acupressure aims to improve overall health and boost the energy flow by working on pressure points.
Aromatherapy uses relaxing music, scented oils, and natural plant extracts to trigger multiple senses at once. More commonly, foot Reflexology focuses on improving the function of internal organs by massaging specific points of the foot. Although the most obvious benefit of these massages is relaxation, there are other unexpected ones as well.
Improves Your Sex Life
Massage oil, a few scented candles, and incredibly romantic, soft music, what else do you need to set the perfect mood? A foot massage is a great way to start things off and get your partner to relax. It’s intimate and an excellent way to help them forget the annoyances of their day.
The feet are a great point to start with since the sensory nerves under the feet can cause mild arousal, offering an easy transition to a more erogenous phase. According to Healthline, the Kidney 1 (KI1) and Spleen 4 (SP4) pressure points located on the feet promote blood flow to the core organs – these include organs in the reproductive system too! These powerful pressure points also induce subtle energies in the body and an improved sense of well-being.
Our muscles tend to stiffen up during the day. We grow accustomed to the knots and don’t notice them until after they start hurting us. To top it off, the muscles on our feet usually receive little to no exercise, which impairs the blood flow. Uncomfortable and tight shoes may also cause this. If you are a runner or climber, you are even more susceptible to poor circulation if your shoes are not the correct size.
A 10 to 20-minute foot massage is enough to enhance the circulation in your feet. This is especially beneficial for people who have diabetes. If you don’t have a professional on hand, follow these tips for a quick relief and enhance your circulation with a self-foot massage.
Heals Injuries And Bruises
Massaging the feet can treat joint pain and aid recovery after a foot injury—reducing muscle soreness. Moreover, when massaging the foot is combined with stretching and strengthening exercises, it can also prevent future injuries. If your foot is in a lot of pain, consider booking a massage appointment with us or a reflexology session.
Moderates Blood Pressure
High blood pressure could be due to many reasons, including stress or an unhealthy diet. Foot massages can be an effective way to deal with high blood pressure. It is especially beneficial for people who work in high-stress jobs—reducing their anxiety and blood pressure while improving their moods.
Suppose you’ve been stressed lately and need a place to relax? Get in touch with us at Soul2Sole to book an appointment for a foot massage in Edmonton. Treat yourself—you deserve it! Reach us here or call us at 780-757-3452.