Benefits of Foot Massage – What Are the Benefits and How Can They Help You!

The benefits of foot massage are numerous, especially if you have chronic pain in your feet! Massaging your feet will give relief even if you don’t really think you need them massaged! A basic Swedish massage can offer stress reduction to your feet as well as general relaxation to your legs.

Our feet are truly remarkable; they support us through every step we take, making even the most mundane activities possible. However, their constant use can lead to tension and discomfort, even impacting our overall health and well-being. Fortunately, foot massage can ease tension and pain and offer numerous benefits for the mind and body.

Let’s look closer to the benefits of foot massage but 1st, let’s get to know some com-mon foot problems.

Common Types of Foot Problems

The most common type of chronic pain in your feet is plantar fasciitis. It’s when the bot-tom of the foot hurts and it happens more often with runners, walkers and people who are overweight. Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that often occurs ear-ly in the morning when you 1st get up and start walking: Plantar Fasciitis

Other types of pain in feet include bunions, flat feet, heel spurs, hammertoe, mallet toe, claw toe, corns, ankle sprains, fractures, Morton’s neuroma and Baxter’s Neuropa-thy. Baxter’s Neuropathy is VERY similar to plantar fasciitis so if you think you might have plantar fasciitis, contact me and I’ll tell you the difference – the treatment is not the same.

Foot problems are often caused by shoes that don’t fit properly or by an intrinsic foot dysfunction. That means that there is some kind of a problem within the foot. But, shoes are usually the biggest complication and ones that fit properly can remedy prob-lems. tight shoes–conditions/tight-shoes-and-foot-problems/

Benefits of Foot Massage

1] Healthier feet: Our feet bear the weight of our entire body and are essential for even the smallest daily tasks. That’s why treating them to either a gentle massage or mas-sage therapy can work wonders in keeping them healthy and happy!

2] Tension Relief: A good foot massage can relieve tension and stiffness and promote better circulation and flexibility in the feet, preventing foot-related ailments such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, and bunions. Taking care of your feet with regular massage can lead to overall better foot health, which in turn can help you stay healthy and active.

3] Relieves nausea and pain: Aside from promoting relaxation, foot massage can also alleviate symptoms of nausea and pain. If a person is experiencing nausea due to emotional distress or sickness, a foot massage can be incredibly beneficial.

4] Improves circulation: Studies show that foot massage can improve blood flow.

5] Helps with PMS and menopause: Treating yourself to a foot massage during that time of the month is more than pampering yourself. Studies show that women who received foot massages reported reduced PMS (i.e., bloating, mood changes, and cramping). Reduced PMS

Therapeutic Benefits of Foot Massage

Here are some benefits of foot massage that’s therapeutic. First of all, you get to feel better! Why? We all feel better when our feet feel better! Or put another way, we all feel worse when our feet hurt!

Again, a simple Swedish massage will help your feet feel better especially if you ask for work on your feet. But therapeutic bodywork includes “feeling better” and goes beyond that – it can help to reduce pain from feet that aren’t aligned correctly.

And therapeutic bodywork will spend more time focused on just the feet – to really get work done! That’s what I do with clients who def need work to realign a foot issue. 831.818.6916

As mentioned before, plantar fasciitis is 1 of the most common chronic problems in the feet. I’ve worked on many clients who have either have that or other structural issues. The feet are important even though we sometimes focus on the hips, shoulders, low back, etc. 831.818.6916

Without Benefits of Foot Massage

If you have chronic pain in your feet, you know how terrible it can be! I mean, walking can be challenging sometimes but when you have pain in your feet, it gets MUCH harder! This condition occurs more often in older folks but would be even worse if you’re younger.

After all, if you are in your younger years, you still have a very active life! Our feet are the way we get around and if they are compromised, it greatly inhibits the lives we live! If the tendons or ligaments get injured, it can greatly limit your mobility. Here’s info about me and my life:

Anatomy of the Foot

Believe it or not, the foot is one of the most complex parts of the body. It is made up of 26 bones connected by many joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves. The foot must be flexible to adapt to uneven surfaces and remain stable when you’re walking.

The average person has walked about 75,000 miles by the time they are 50 years old. Given how many moving parts the foot has it makes sense that it’s very vulnerable to injury or overuse.

In Conclusion – Benefits of Foot Massage

The foot is a complex part of the body that is made up of many bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. A structural foot problem can be diagnosed by a massage therapist, a D.O. or a PT who can review your symptoms, medical history and a gait analysis. Chronic pain in the feet can affect your walk and/or transfer up your leg into your hip causing other, possibly more intense problems.

Feel free to contact me for an analysis of any foot issue you have. I had a client who had broken a bone in her foot, but the imbalance eventually went up into her hip. So, I worked on the pain in her hip, but the real work was in her foot! 831-818-6916