Read about the positive effects of a simple foot massage, especially before bedtime:
Strengthening the immune system
Stimulation of the reflexes in the feet through a massage is very good for you to relax, but is also good as a treatment. The relaxation of the body with foot massage can prevent the harmful effects of stress. With a regularly taken massage, you can prevent many diseases that are associated with stress.
Energy and rejuvenating
The foot massage is refreshing, because it is a source of energy. When the feet are rubbed and kneaded, all the elements of foot massage are present in order to attract the energy in the body.
According to the theories of reflexologies, the foot massage can release blockages that can keep the energy that should flow freely through the body.
Improving circulation and cleansing
The blood that circulates through the body is responsible for the transport of oxygen and food to the body’s cells. It also cleanse up the waste and toxins from the body. As blood flow becomes restricted when the stress is present, the foot massage can be useful because it reduces stress and allows the circulation to take place without any problems.
Balance and harmony
Homeostasis is a condition when all body systems work in harmony, in order to stay in a state of balance. The foot massage can stimulate the homeostasis, which enables the good health.
The foot massage can create a setting for a romantic evening. Rubbing your foot is sensual, relaxing, and gentle and it also expresses love, and it is a wonderful way to show your partner that you care about him.
Peace and relaxation
The foot massage can alleviate anxiety and bring you a deep state of relaxation. One important point which is located in the both feet is a solar plexus reflex. The solar plexus is a type of small depository where all the stress is stored. When this point is pressed, the stress is released and the body is renewed.
How to give a foot massage?
Duration of massage: 10-15 minutes
Warm the oil, because that will make it more comfortable for the person receiving the massage.
- Put a small amount warm oil in your hand. Smooth the oil over the foot.
- Firmly hold the foot with both hands. Rub the top of the foot using a firm motion with your thumbs. Start at the tip of each toe and move slowly all the way up to the ankle. Move back towards the toes and rub with a lighter stroke. This step can be repeated 2 or more times.
- Continue to hold the foot with both hands and move your thumbs to the bottom of the foot. Rub the bottom of the foot. Start at the tip of each toe and move your thumbs firmly towards the heel. Go back in the direction of the toes and rub the bottom of the foot with your thumbs. This step can be repeated 2 or more times.
- Repeat the above steps on the other foot.