2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Use of foot massage for relaxation
Author(s): Dr. Dalveer Singh Kaunteya
The physical aspect of the massage – the manipulation and massage of muscles – provides a therapeutic effect in and of itself. Massage is a scientific method of manipulating the soft tissues of the body to have specific effect. Massage can stimulate and relax the body the mind. The skin, blood $ lymphatic system are stimulated. As tense muscles relax stiff joints loosen nerves are soothed, an allover feeling of relaxation well-being comes. A soothing and relaxing foot massage improves the blood circulation. This helps in getting a peaceful sleep. Relieves body pains: If done carefully, it treats pains and aches such as headaches, migraines, and neck pain, lower and upper backaches. At the end of a long day, many people enjoy giving or receiving a foot massage. Foot massage can aid relaxation and may relieve muscle aches. The benefits of Reflexology is that it stimulates thousands of nerve endings in the feet. The most obvious benefit of reflexology. Stress reduction is achieved by specifically massaging key nerves in the feet with firm, yet painless repetitive motions, to relax the muscles. This removes pressure caused by stress and also helps clear the mind, leaving you feeling calm and de-stressed. Human feet contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and a network of over 100 tendons connected to thousands of nerves. Reflexology stimulates more than 7000 nerves in the feet wonderfully encouraging the opening and clearing of neural pathways.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Dalveer Singh Kaunteya. Use of foot massage for relaxation. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2018; 3(1): 848-854.