Take Care of Your Feet So That They Take Care of Your Entire Body
You can claim that your feet are the most hard-working organs out of all the other body parts as they bear the weight of your whole body every day. And still, they are the least pampered part as well. Just like the other parts (neck, shoulders, etc.), your feet can also use a rubdown every now and then. Foot massage helps in better circulation of blood, muscle stimulation, reduction of stress, and easing any kind of foot pain.
A foot massage along with reflexology assists in tackling any physiological strains as well as any physical fatigue. Reflexology is a type of massage that focuses on putting pressure to specific reflex points on the foot. These reflex points are connected to certain areas and organs throughout the body. Apart from the feel-good effects, the effects of this massage go beyond just relaxing the skin and muscles. Keep in mind that the human foot is an evolutionary marvel that is capable of handling tons of weight along with your own in motion. The 42 muscles, 33 joints, 26 bones, 250,000 sweat glands, and around 50 tendons and ligaments, with almost 15,000 nerve endings, make the foot as capable as it is.
The following are some health benefits of foot massage and reflexology.
1. Blood circulation:
The muscles in our feet hardly get any kind of exercise due to our sedentary lifestyle, because of which there is a hindrance in the circulation of blood. The usual suspects of this are uncomfortable shoes, tight shoes, especially high heels. A ten-minute foot massage frequently transports the oxygen to the body’s cells, essential for the health of the entire body.
Getting a foot massage after a stressful and tiresome day at the office, or after a long day of standing up and walking some good amount of distance, can help you soothe your mind and relax you completely. It has the ability to reduce the level of fatigue you feel and to help you improve your general health.
3. Helps in tackling depression:
Reflexology and foot massage can help in fighting depression quite effectively. There are specific points on our feet that are helpful in tackling depression symptoms. So, massaging or putting a certain amount of pressure on them for a while can help relieve depression symptoms.
4. Prevents foot injuries:
If you are a sportsperson, you have to be extra careful regarding the well-being of your feet as every other sport involves the use of one’s feet. So, to avoid any major or minor injuries you must ensure that your feet get massaged on a regular basis. Moreover, it can also speed up the recovery process of existing injuries.
5. Skin of the feet:
Taking care of the skin of your feet might not seem as important as the skin of your face but our feet are put under the most pressure and it is necessary to maintain them well. Foot massage assists people with swelled foot or major scarring on the foot by minimizing their problems.
Mind you that these were just a few of the benefits of foot massage and reflexology, there are plenty more. With so much to gain from it, and almost nothing to lose, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment in a spa and get your feet and mind taken care of by the professionals.