Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness. Massage can be applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device.
Massage is the best technique for relaxation and also has positive effects on overall health. One of the best things you can do for yourself is self-massage..
Massage improves metabolism, stimulates the secretion of sweat, mobilizes fat, improves blood flow and accelerates the flow of blood through the tissue. Massage is also good when it comes to beauty of the skin because it makes it supple and healthy. Hence we get a youthful look.
Massaging helps eliminate lactic acid, facilitates digestion and affects the muscles stretch and relax reflex.
Massaging and applying pressure on specific points of the feet (i.e. reflexology) can ease symptoms of various ailments and helps when it comes to improving and maintaining healthy organ function.
It is recommended to massage your feet every night before going to bed. The treatment will be most effective if the massage lasts from 10 to 15 minutes.
Foot massage is actually healing. A very large number of nerve endings are concentrated on the soles, and opposite ends of those same nerves are spread in all other parts of the body. Accordingly, feet represent a map of the whole body. When you massage them, you actually stimulate them as well as other parts of the body. This is why it is said that feet play an important role in our nervous system. In fact, the massage is very specific pressing your thumbs on the precise points. Firmly press for a few seconds, and then move on to the next point.
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We can easily say that one of the best massages is the feet massage. Some parts of our feet are connected with different organs in the human body. Make sure you massage your feet every night before going to bed, and we guarantee you that you will feel these positive effects:
- It’s good for the skin
- It’s good for poor circulation
- Improves your sleep
- It reduces the effect of edema, during pregnancy
- Maintains proper function of the organs
- It helps with the restless leg syndrome
Check out the picture bellow, massage your feet for the body part you wish to affect and feel the difference.