For almost everyone, our feet constantly bear the weight of active lifestyles, but get little attention in return for holding us up, moving us around and grounding us to the earth.
Massaging the feet to affect health has roots in ancient China and Egypt and was thought to spread during the Roman Empire. But it was not until the last hundred years that there is record of doctors and therapists becoming interested and when more specific zone and organ mapping was documented. These developments led to the foot reflexology practices we have today.
Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids.
Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device.
Massages can boost metabolism and it is really curing at the same time. It also improves the blood flow and triggers the secretion of sweat. Massage can promote relaxation and well-being, can be a recreational activity, and can be sexual in nature.
One of the best massages is feet massage.
Different parts of the feet are connected with different organ in the human body. Massaging the feet, especially before go to bed is extremely beneficial for you. This important habit provides the following positive effects:
- During pregnancy, it reduces the effect of edema
- Helpful for restless leg syndrome
- Improves your sleep
- Good for the skin
- It improves blood circulation
- Maintains proper function of the organs and treats numerous diseases
Have a look at the picture above, massage your feet and feel the difference in your body.