Foot massage is a simple, cheap and effective method to relax your body and mind. It is based on the tenets of foot reflexology and involves applying pressure on key points in the foot to get benefits.
Not all foot massage is reflexology, even though some non-reflex varieties can be a very rejuvenating experience, and help boost the energy circulation. The genuine reflexology is the application of pressure onto particular areas of the soles of the feet. A reflex action in another part of the body is stimulated by the manipulation of each specific area. Unlike other massages that use thumbs, palms, hands, elbow, knee and foot, foot reflexology massage uses hands, fingers and a wood stick with cream and oil.
According to Chinese medicine, the sensory nerves of the internal organs that spread throughout the body are mainly gathered around the soles of the feet. Therfore, this massage is effective in stimulating the functions of the internal organs. Another advantage of this therapy is that there is no risk. Therapists will deal with the critical points on the feet with utmost care. The pain felt there will disappear when the therapists finishes the process.
This technique has been practiced for many centuries for its various benefits. Our feet contain greater than 7,000 nerves. By stimulating them gently you can get pleasurable and relaxing sensations.
The following are some of the benefits of Foot massage.
It can relieve pain and stiffness caused by too much exercising or using muscle for too long.
It can help prevent and cure many symptoms such as headache, stress, asthma, constipation, sinusitis and migraine.
The blood circulation system will be boosted.
The body's function will be naturally turned into its homeostasis.