For many centuries, people from different parts of the world are practicing foot massage for relaxation and good health. At the present, a foot massage is an alternative method for relief of pain, reduction of anxiety and stress, rehabilitation of injuries, and promotion of wellness.
A foot massage, also known as foot reflexology, involves the application of pressure on particular points on the muscles of the feet which in turn will affect various parts of the body somehow connected to it. Whenever you head to a spa clinic for a foot massage session or just do the massage yourself, your feet won’t be the only part of your body benefiting from the massage. The following are the various benefits of a foot massage to the body.
1. State of Relaxation
The primary reason many people want their feet massaged is to reduce stress and induce relaxation. The pressure on the exhausted muscles of the feet brings about a relaxed state.
There is a point in both feet where a warehouse of all stresses is somewhat ‘stored.’ We call this point the solar plexus reflex point in reflexology. When pressure is applied on this point, the stressful feeling is alleviated and the body is somehow renewed and relaxed.
After a long day at work or at school, a foot massage will certainly keep you relaxed for the remainder of the day.
2. Better Circulation
Through application of pressure, the blood circulation in the body is made better and improved. This is related to the reduction of stress. The body, particularly the body’s bloodflow, cannot function effectively if stress is felt by the whole body. Through a foot massage, the body reduces stress and anxiety and helps in the normalization of blood circulation.
3. Restoration of Energy
Like a cup of caffeine, a foot massage can make a person feel rejuvenated. There is a certain restorative property in having a foot massage. There is not enough evidence as to how it is possible but for many centuries, people have believed that it’s because a massage releases the blockage in the good flow of energy throughout the whole body.
4. General Feeling of Wellness
When feelings of relaxation, rejuvenation, and zero stress come together, there is nothing to feel anymore except to feel really good. Yes, foot massage straight to the point feels definitely good. And since certain pressure on the feet delivers relaxation to other parts of the body as well, the feeling of wellness is distributed all throughout the body.