Our feet are one of the most important parts of our body, they carry us from one place to another and sometimes we neglect to take care of them. To take care of your feet a foot massage can help to treat issues like headaches, insomnia, and stress.
Many people give preference to the neck, shoulders and back as the primary places to massage when looking for stress relief. But a foot massage is just as effective at easing your worries.
The research found that a five-minute foot massage helped to relax and reduce stress in critical care patients.
The first step to massage your feet is to firmly hold the foot with both hands and gently move your hands downward. Start at the tip of each toe and move slowly all the way up to the ankle.
Move back towards the toes and rub with a lighter stroke. Continue to hold the foot with both hands and move your thumbs to the bottom of the foot. Rub the bottom of the foot with your thumbs.
After massaging the ankle, rub the inner side of the foot with your thumb, then massage the balls of the foot in a circular motion. After that, squeeze and pull each toe.
Ultimately, firmly hold the foot and run your thumbs along the top of the foot.
Watch the video to see the process and don’t forget to treat your loved ones with a good foot massage.
Video credit: NTD Inspired Life
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