By Caroline Colby
Massage of any kind is relaxing and promotes a feeling of
calmness. To many health practitioners, in fact, foot massage
has been known to be good for health and well-being. Foot
massage is common throughout the east as a healing method. In
the east, foot massage is not only practiced on adults but on
children as well.
Foot massage or reflexology works in the same manner as
acupuncture. Each area of the foot corresponds with another
area of the body and by massaging each part of the foot, you
may be working on your liver, kidney, colon, stomach, etc.
Thus, if you experience constipation, a massage through your
feet can help in your bowel movement problems.
Health benefits are not entirely proven, but many claim they
work. It is said that reflexology can get rid of toxins, help
your circulation, improve body functions and even improve
memory. A professional foot reflexologist can even diagnose
health problems that you are facing just by massaging your
Foot massage can be really painful. This is especially if more
pressure is applied. Screams of pain from a patient in a foot
massage center is not uncommon. However, this should not deter
you, if you are considering a foot massage. Just explain to
foot reflexologist about your low tolerance for pain and ask
to adjust the pressure applied.
If nothing else, a foot massage will help melt away the day’s
stress. Your feet take the biggest beating throughout the day.
They have to get you where you need to go and hold up your
entire body weight. People tend to overlook their feet.
However, hurting feet may just render a person immobile.
With many new age ideas filtering to the west, foot massage
also become more popular in areas like the United States. It
a natural way of treatment after a long hard day. The health
benefits may be disputed but it never hurts to try it out and
see what benefits it may hold for you.
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