Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports. If you’ve never tried massage, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session. And at the end of a busy day a home foot massage may be a great relief.
In-home massage therapy doesn’t mean to say you should forego travelling to your favorite massage therapist’s place or that famous spa across the town. But just like eating your favorite pizza, some days you want to dine out, other days you feel like savoring it at home.
For almost everyone, our feet constantly bear the weight of active lifestyles, but get little attention in return for holding us up, moving us around and grounding us to the earth.
Massaging the feet to affect health has roots in ancient China and Egypt and was thought to spread during the Roman Empire. But it was not until the last hundred years that there is record of doctors and therapists becoming interested and when more specific zone and organ mapping was documented. These developments led to the foot reflexology practices we have today.
Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure; (structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving) tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids.
Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device.
Massages can boost metabolism and it is really curing at the same time. It also improves the blood flow and triggers the secretion of sweat. Massage can promote relaxation and well-being, can be a recreational activity, and can be sexual in nature.
One of the best massages is feet massage.
Different parts of the feet are connected with different organ in the human body. Massaging the feet, especially before go to bed is extremely beneficial for you. This important habit provides the following positive effects:
- During pregnancy, it reduces the effect of edema
- Helpful for restless leg syndrome
- Improves your sleep
- Good for the skin
- It improves blood circulation
- Maintains proper function of the organs and treats numerous diseases
Take a moment and massage your feet and feel the difference in your body.