The feet are the foundation that supports the entire body on a daily basis. They are constantly under pressure, which is why you need to take good care of them. Foot massage offers the lower limbs a moment of relaxation and respite after a busy day, especially when they’ve likely been cooped up in shoes that prevent them from breathing.
Foot massage is an often overlooked yet highly effective way to relax your body and mind. The gentle, repetitive motion it encompasses can even help ease sleep and stress disorders, which lots of us aren’t aware of.
In this article, we’ll educate you more about foot massage, a service offered by some of our high class and adventurous ladies
at Massage Adagio.
Benefits of foot massage
Massaging the soles of the feet benefits the entire body in many ways. In fact, the different pressure points underneath our feet are connected to particular organs around the body.
The feet are subjected to a lot of pressure, and they are usually the first part of the body to show it. Wearing high heels or shoes that are too small for long periods of time can make your feet tired, especially if this involves walking all day with few breaks!
Foot massage is a great way to get rid of all the tension and stress stored in your body, not only in the muscles, but also in the nervous system. Foot massage has been proven time and time again to relieve pain, even more so than alternative therapeutic treatments.
Foot massage or foot reflexology provides a moment of deep relaxation. It helps to release all the tension and stress of daily life and gets rid of any negative emotions built up from working too hard. It also helps to improve sleep patterns by relieving pressure in the muscles throughout the whole body, even though the only contact is made with the feet!
If you are an anxious person or simply want to relax, incorporate this popular type of massage
into your daily routine. You’ll quickly notice the positive benefits to your health and mind.
Improves blood circulation
The postures we adopt throughout the day can have a significant impact on how healthy and happy we feel. Poor blood circulation is often caused by sitting in front of the computer for hours on end or constantly standing up.
A foot massage accompanied by massage oil is an ideal solution to improve your blood circulation. It helps to relax your muscles and allows the blood to circulate better throughout your arteries and veins.
Precautions to take before getting a foot massage
If you have health problems, we recommend that you consult your doctor before getting a foot massage. In fact, we strongly advise against getting this type of massage if you are an individual with heart problems or diabetes. Similarly, this practice is not recommended to pregnant women.
However, if you have no major health problems, we invite you to book an appointment
with one of our girls offering this service today! They would love to make you feel relaxed and stress-free.
What are the different foot massage techniques?
Just like there’s many types of massage out there (Swedish massage
, Thai massage
, tantric massage
), there are also different types of foot massages that use varying techniques.
Discover 5 different foot massage techniques below!
1. Warm-up twisting
Warm-up twisting is a great way to begin a foot massage in order to get the foot limbered up. To apply this technique, you or your masseuse must follow certain steps:
- Place your palms on either side of the foot
- Gently pull the right side of the foot forwards, and push the left side backwards
- Push the left side of the foot backwards again and pull the right-side forwards
- Repeat this twisting motion for a few minutes
2. Massaging the arch of the foot
This foot massage technique consists of using your knuckles to massage the soles of your feet. Here’s how to apply this technique:
- Hold the top of the foot in one hand
- With the other hand, rub the arch of the foot all the way across with your knuckles
- Repeat this movement moving your knuckles from the heel to the ball of your foot
3. Toe flexion
Flexing your toes can improve the flexibility and motricity of your feet. To apply this massage technique, you need to:
- Hold your heel in one hand
- Bend your toes back and forth with your other hand
- Repeat this movement, gradually increasing the amount of pressure applied
4. Massage with your thumbs
Massaging your feet with your thumbs is another technique that an individual can use by themselves or with a third party. The aim is to massage the sole of the foot. To do this, you must:
- Hold your foot with one hand on each side
- Place your fingers underneath your foot
- Place your thumbs underneath your foot, using them to bend each toe
- Move to the ball of your foot, repeatedly moving further down the foot with your thumbs as much as you like
5. Massaging the heel
Regularly pressing on the heel with a moderate amount of pressure can help relieve tension from the back of the foot. Here’s the steps to follow:
- Hold the top of the foot with one hand
- Hold the back of your heel with your other hand
- Squeeze and release the back of your heel repeatedly
Book an appointment at Massage Adagio for the best foot massage in town
As you’ve now seen, foot massage offers many benefits to the body and mind. If you would like to receive a foot massage from one of our experienced masseuses who can free you of any stress, contact us
We love welcoming our clients to our Montreal massage salon
. We will do are upmost to make you feel relaxed and comfortable!