Experts reveal that body massage provides a number of health benefits. Foot massage, in particular, helps to improve a person’s mental and physical well-being. Here are just a few of the best effects that can be derived from a few minutes of foot massage now and then.
A skilled masseuse knows how to maneuver the human foot to reduce stress, relax muscles, and gently exercise each part to maximize massage benefits. Reflexology that stretches the toes back or forward, along with arching the foot and lifting or lowering the heel, can greatly relieve a day’s worth of pressure resulting from carrying around an adult size body of more than a hundred pounds. The benefits of foot reflexology cannot be overstated.
Rubbing the toes, heel, ankle, and top as well as bottom of both feet enhances circulation. This alleviates numbness, tingling, and achiness, along with swelling or tenderness. A foot massage works all the connective tissue, muscles, bones, and skin areas to eliminate tension while restoring vitality. A vigorous, yet sensitive, massage will help the overall body to relax and be renewed.
Getting a foot massage helps a person to completely relax. With the feet receiving professional care and improved circulation, the overall blood flow can circulate more readily through the other parts of the body for a feeling of emotional comfort and mental reinvigoration.
The benefits of foot massage are many. Everyone loves getting out of their shoes and having their feet rubbed by a trained masseuse. Afterward, they return to regular activities feeling recharged and refreshed, with their feet no longer achy and tired, but rather, well rested and ready to get back to doing what they do best.