“A human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art” – Leonardo De Vinci
When was the last time you actually looked down…err looked at your feet and pampered them like you pamper your face or may be hands? When was the last time you actually caressed them, showered them with love and felt them, touched them? Probably many month ago, right?
You should stop neglecting your feet and give them the attention they deserve. Remember, even a minor issue in the feet can actually throw your life out of gear. So, lets start protecting them like we protect our face.
Foot massage is a time tested therapy to ensure that your feet stay healthy. It also results in improving your overall health. Here are some benefits of foot massage tips that will help you. Have a look –
Brings down stress level
Daily foot massage reduces the stress level. It also helps circulate oxygen to the body’s cells, which is essential for overall health. Put any massage oil in your palm and rub it firmly on your foot, then gently wipe out with a tissue firmly from toes to ankle, repeat the same with the other foot. It will immediately reduce your stress level.
Improves sleep quality
A soothing foot massage helps to improve the blood circulation and relaxes the foot nerves. Sit upright with your foot in your lap, using your thumb, press in and around your toe. Then gently massage your toe with hot coconut oil, olive oil, or mustard oil. It will help you have a good night sleep.
A good foot massage helps you deal with depression. There are pressure points in the toe, which when caressed gently, give emotional stability and mental health.
Reduces pains and aches
Reflexology helps you to treat different kinds of pain like headache, neck pain and lower upper backaches.
For backache, gently massage with your thumb starting from the side of the toe to the ankle in circular motions. If anybody has neck pain, then massage the toe as well as the joints that join the toes to the foot for 5 minutes firmly. It is a very effective way to reduce pains and aches all over the body.