Foot massage combined with reflexology can promote psychological and physical health!
In order to keep them strong and flexible, foot massage combined with exercise and frequent stretching is highly recommended as our feet are used and stressed every day of our lives, and yet they are often the least pampered part of our body.
In fact, foot massages have been performed and practiced in different cultures for many years and generations, having been proved useful and beneficial to the health of our feet.
Reflexology is an ancient practice performed on the feet, based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to the body’s different glands and organs.
Applying pressure and stimulating these pressure points release constrictions and is often pleasurable and promote good health.
In this day and age, many of us live relatively sedentary lives and many of us do not use the muscles of our feet regularly and properly. Combined with improper footwear like tight shoes may also hamper normal circulation in the feet.
Foot Massage Benefits?
The stimulation of reflexes in the feet through massage is an action performed to bring about relaxation and warming. Relaxing the body through foot massages may help prevent the harmful effects of stress from the daily stresses of life. A regular foot massage can offer protection against the many diseases that are associated with stress as well.
Stimulation of the reflexes through foot massage can also provide restorative energy. According to the theories in reflexology, food massage releases blockages that can hold back energy also known as “chi” that should be flowing freely through your body.
Foot massage can also alleviate anxiety and bring about a deep state of relaxation which is very important for one to stay healthy in this day and age of constant stress.
You can read more about reflexology here: Foot Reflexology Massage