Just like your neck, back, and shoulders, your feet can also benefit from a regular rubdown. Foot massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension, and often eases pain. It also gives you a chance to check out your feet so you can get a jump on treating blisters, bunions, corns, and toenail problems.
What is the theory of foot massage?
During a typical reflexology massage, reflex points on the foot are subjected to gentle pressure. Each of these points is said to be connected to a specific part of the body, including internal organs. The aim of the therapy is to reduce stress while alleviating minor ailments.
Why is a foot massage so pleasurable?
Foot massaging activates your nervous system, which increases feel-good endorphins in the brain.
Is there any scientific evidence for reflexology?
Each person has a different body system condition, so results from reflexology treatment could differ from one person to another. Based on latest research conducted, reflexology seems to be effective in helping the body systems to return to its natural state.
What are the cons of foot massage?
Extreme tiredness: You may feel tired after a foot massage which may be associated with minor a headache. This will go away after a while and you will feel much better.
What are the after effects of foot massage?
Recurring side effects of reflexology massage include tenderness in the feet as well as mild lightheadedness. Some also report feeling a heightened state of emotion following treatment. Reflexology side effects are few, and tend to be short-lived. Overall it is a safe technique and suitable for most people.