The foot is one of the most overworked parts of the body as it carries us throughout the day. Regardless of the stress we put on our feet; they are always neglected. A foot massage is one of the ways we can show some appreciation to our feet. A foot massage can also prove beneficial to your entire well-being.
Based in Chelmsford, Essex, Faye Pattison Physiotherapy provides excellent treatment of the 🦶 feet by using effective foot massage techniques to promote relaxation and the total wellness of your overall body!
It is believed that the foot consists of specific reflex points, which when stimulated can aid the body to self-heal. Foot massage is considered essential to alternative medicine, and it is widely applied all over the world.
Benefits of a Foot massage:
Helps Reduce Swollen Feet
Swelling of the feet can be caused by many reasons like stress, high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart failure, and pregnancy. Regardless of the cause of the swelling, it is essential to get rid of the excess fluid that causes discomfort.
We would recommend the occasional foot massage during pregnancy because it helps with circulation and reduces any swelling occurring in the feet.
Useful for Depression
Depression is not only caused by neurotransmitter imbalance but also anxiety, insomnia and high-stress levels can also induce a similar state of depression. Regular foot massages can help to reduce these symptoms.
😴 . Helps Promote Sleep
A Foot massage has a significant impact on the functionality of the nervous system. It also ensures the balance of neurotransmitters guaranteeing relaxation and aid the ability to fall asleep at night. A Foot massage helps you properly manage insomnia and providing a normal circadian rhythm.
❤️ . Improves Blood Circulation
Foot massage is popularly known to improve blood circulation throughout the body. This results in efficient oxygenated cells and rapid recovery after exercise and or injury.
☀️ . Improves Energy Levels
Foot massage is believed to enhance the functionality of several organs in the body (similarly to reflexology). By enhancing the functionality of various accessory organs, you are most likely to experience that your body processes food at a more effective rate hence, an incredible boost in your energy level.
Helps Control Blood Pressure
As much as it will be a tremendous breakthrough in medical science that foot reflexology can permanently cure you of blood pressure, it isn’t. However, there is evidence to prove that when foot reflexology is performed on a regular basis, it can help to lower your systolic blood pressure. This is achieved due to its ability to reduce stress and aid in relaxation.
Improves Nerve Sensitivity
Foot massage and reflexology is essential for people that are experiencing diminished nerve function due to another condition like diabetes and hypertension. Such persons suffer complications due to neuropathy that results in the loss of sensation in some areas of the body most especially the arms and legs. Loss of feeling in the legs can be improved will massages that are targeted at stimulating specific reflex points at the bottom of the feet. It also helps by improving the blood circulation in those areas.
Now that the benefits of foot massage on your health have been explained, the next question is to find out where you can get it done professionally. Although a foot massage can be done by anyone who’s not put off by feet 👃! Only a qualified soft tissue therapist or physiotherapist has the professional and anatomical knowledge and specialist skills.
Faye Patterson physiotherapy clinic in Chelmsford, Essex provides many services some of which include a foot massage.