Foot massages, ah . . . It's a simple and powerful way to relax and
feel better – and a great way to improve your physical wellness. Massage
has so many benefits. And relaxation is
the end result and perhaps the biggest benefit.
The Association of Massage & Bodywork Professionals states massage helps to:
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Improve the condition of
the body’s largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue
regeneration, reducing scar tissue and
- Pump oxygen and nutrients
into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured,
tired, and overused muscles.
Massaging your feet is an easy way to enjoy the benefits of
massage. It’s also something that you
can do easily for yourself or for someone else.
demonstrates enormous benefits of touch so what are you waiting for? Give yourself a massage and start with your
Stress relief techniques for
pain and stress reduction:
Leg and Foot Massages
Before you begin:
your hands thoroughly
your body to ensure you can sit and work comfortably on each foot.
on each foot separately.
you do this, breathe and focus on each moment.
this time is for you to relax and feel better.
Here is how you do it:
- Pre-assessment how you’re feeling:
Assess how your body feels on a 0 to 10 scale. 0 means you are relaxed. 10
means you aren't relaxed but stressed.
your foot and ankle by cupping your hands around the top and bottom of the arch
of your foot. Gently hold for a minute.
the above step on your ankle.
your entire foot using a circular movement of your fingers.
your entire foot with a circular movement.
your finger, rub the surface of your foot between all the tendons and bones
each toe gently finishing with a gentle pull or tug of your toe.
your foot: hold it then release it.
pointing your foot: hold it then release
your leg by cupping your ankle with both hands. Gently hold for a minute.
the above step on your knee - cupping and warming your knee.
your entire leg in a circular movement.
the muscles of your leg with your hand(s).
steps 1 -13 on your other foot and leg.
now. Notice what you notice. Enjoy the
feeling of relaxation.
Assess yourself again as in step 1.
- Repeat this stress relaxation
technique as needed.
Foot massages are one of many stress
relaxation techniques that help cultivate your physical wellness.
Improve physical wellness
and enrich your well-being. Foot
massages help to return that spring-in-your step. Physical wellbeing is the full body experience of vitality that happens
as you move into greater states of physical
care of you and choose stress relief
techniques that work for you.
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