The Benefits of Leg and Foot Massage
Leg and foot massage is an incomparable pleasure, which not only relieves fatigue, leaves leg muscles and the body in tone, but also is a unique relaxing procedure.
Leg and foot massage is a little bit different from, let’s say, back massage. The difference is that foot and leg massage stimulates not only the muscles, which are directly rubbed, but also gives a positive effect on the whole body. And the reason for this is a huge set of reflex points, which are responsible for the state of the body as a whole. For example, there is a huge concentration of points in the arch of the foot, which according to modern reflexology are related to the spine. Therefore, stimulation of this area of the foot can help alleviate pain in the back and bring a general easiness to the body. The stimulation of the toes has a beneficial effect on the eyes, ears, nasal sinus, teeth and gums.
One can write a research paper about the points that are located on the bottom part of the foot, as there are points that correspond to internal organs, the general state of health and even to the mood of the person. The active impact on these points leads to improved overall health and relieves various ailments.
How to massage legs and feet on your own
Of course, a specialist will give you foot massage in a more qualitative way, but frequent visits to specialists require both time and money. So is it possible to massage your legs and feet by yourself?
The simplest way to do that is to walk barefoot on pebbles or mown grass in summer. This provides not only a massaging effect on the foot, but you also get the energy of the earth in its purest form and it will positively affect not only your health, but also your mood.
However, if all that is left of summer is your tan and your memories about it, and white snowflakes are flying outside the window, then there are other ways of self-massage.
Take a small wooden box about the size of 40x40cm, fill it with small smooth rocks (ground by water), peas or beans, so that the bottom is completely covered. Then step into the box barefoot and shift from foot to foot until you feel that the pain from walking on the stones fades away. This massage should last approximately 10 minutes.
To massage your feet, you can also buy special massagers, the purpose of which are to roll the foot on a surface with pimply wheels. It is desirable to put a special foot massage pad in your shower cabin: the shower takes off your stress and this light foot massage has a toning effect on the whole body.