Although our feet do a lot of work for us, they are often the most ignored part of our body. A good foot massage can have many benefits for us and hence it has been practiced in different cultures as part of its traditions.
Here are the Top 5 Unexpected Benefits of Foot Massage
Helps us Sleep Better:
A relaxing foot massage can help the body unwind. A foot massage just before going to bed will encourage restful sleep. There are many acupuncture points on our feet which when massaged or pressed with a right amount of force helps us to sleep better.
Improves Blood Circulation:
Even 10 minutes of daily foot massage can help improve blood circulation. Also foot massage will stimulate the lymphatic system and prevent varicose veins. Although a foot massage does wonder to our circulation system, but it is not always enough. You need to wear proper footwear which will not hamper the normal circulation in the feet. That is why it is not advisable to wear very tight shoes.
Helps you Relax:
Many of us due to our jobs have to wait and stand for long hours. After a long tiring day the best way to rest is through a soothing foot massage. It relives the feet of stress and fatigue.
Although this might not be known but a study published in 2010 had proved that foot massage provides consolation in times of adapting to changes in life and during grieving periods. This has something to do with the science of reflexology and acupuncture.
Relief from Pain:
It is advisable to use warm oil for foot massage so that it easily penetrate deep in the skin. You can start with gentle yet firm strokes at home.
For reflexology you can visit our podiatry clinic to get treatment from experts for any kind of foot ache.