The Importance of Foot Massage Reflexology?

Our feet are incredibly important. They bear our entire weight – everywhere we go, everything we do, even if we’re just standing still, they have to work incredibly hard. Yet our feet tend to be forgotten; they are the least looked after part of our body, hardly seen, covered in shoes, socks, or slippers all day. No wonder they sometimes fight back and hurt.

To prevent foot pain a daily massage will work wonders. This, combined with professional reflexology, not only makes your feet feel better but also your emotional state and your mind in general.

What Is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a well-renowned and ancient practice of healing which works on the principle that there are specific reflex points on the feet that correspond directly to different areas of the body; organs, skin, the mind, and even emotional feelings.

The foot has 42 muscles, 50 ligaments (at least), 33 joints, 26 bones, and 250,000 sweat glands in it. On top of that, there are 15,000 nerve endings – it’s no wonder that feet can feel pain and relate that pain to the rest of your body too. Each foot has to cope with hundreds of tons of force when the body moves.

The Benefits of Foot Massage

So, as well as being an integral part of reflexology, foot massage has plenty of other benefits as well. For example, it improves the circulation of blood throughout the body. Many of us live a sedentary lifestyle, sitting for many hours a day, not using our muscles properly, wearing footwear that doesn’t fit properly is hampers our movements. This can all mean that circulation is restricted when it comes to your feet. Just 10 minutes of massage will help to move the oxygenated blood around the body, assisting with your overall health.

Fights Depression

Although depression does need to be assessed by a medical professional, a good foot massage can alleviate some of the symptoms. Based in the city? Mobile massage London is a great option as you can enjoy your massage in the comfort of your home without even having to leave.

Relaxation

A stressful day at work or looking after loved ones can leave us feeling anxious and tense. A foot massage just before bed will help you to relax enough to sleep better, and it will promote general feelings of well-being as well.

Sleep Better

Sleep is essential. Good sleep is essential for good health. Getting a restful seven to eight hours each night will help to keep your weight down, help you be more productive throughout the day, and it can even mean you are less susceptible to illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer.

Relieves Pain

A mobile massage for feet will help to relieve pain not just in your feet but throughout your body. If you suffer from headaches, backaches (lower or upper), neck pain, or migraines then a foot massage can help you hugely.

Foot massage, therefore, can help with many different elements in your daily life, giving you more freedom, less cause for concern, and a lot of enjoyment in the process.