The benefits of foot massage go way further than just a relaxing treat. It has long been known and accepted that the feet contain lots of different pressure points and nerves that can be manipulated to provide relaxation, pain relief, and more.
Having a foot massage performed by a trained reflexologist, pedicure technician, massage therapist, podiatrist, other therapy professional or even your partner can help relieve your pain and leave you reinvigorated.
With over seven thousand nerve endings in the feet, they are a treasure trove of pressure points waiting to be unlocked to provide tension release and relief.
Massaging the feet can alleviate anxiety and bring about a deep state of relaxation. One important point that is situated on both feet is the solar plexus reflex. The solar plexus is sort of a little warehouse where all your stress is stored. When the solar plexus point is pressed on, stress is released and the body is renewed. Applying pressure to the solar plexus pressure points in your feet will immediately release stored stress and allow your body to decompress, relax and unwind.
Cancer patients also report multiple benefits from receiving foot massages. After receiving foot massages, cancer patients report feeling less nausea, pain, fatigue, vomiting, and decreased anxiety. Massage may help cancer patients on multiple levels, both physically and mentally by providing pain relief and tension relief. Incorporating massage therapy into a cancer treatment plan can be a successful way to manage the ravages of cancer.
Ancient people revered the feet as the house of pressure points and knew that manipulation of those points can effect the way people feel and function. Tap into this ancient wisdom try a foot massage once a day for a week and see if you do not feel differently. Once you see and feel the difference, you will be a devotee of foot massage and its benefits.
Sensual Bliss - When given to your partner, a foot massage can create the setting for a romantic evening. Rubbing the feet is sensual, relaxing, nurturing and loving, and it is a wonderful way to show your partner you care about him or her.
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