Foot Massage Oxford: Benefits and Techniques
Your feet deserve so much praise! After walking around or standing on your feet for an entire day, the least you can do is appreciate them with a short massage. A quick foot massage is one of the most effective techniques to relieve stress after a long day.
What are the benefits of a foot massage in Oxford?
The fact that you spend most of your time on your feet should be enough reason to pamper them now and again.
If you exercise or play a lot of sport, you need to keep your feet flexible and strong. A regular foot massage can help with this.
Having a regular foot rub will benefit your physical and psychological health in the following ways:
Enhances blood circulation
Most people use cars to get from A to B. It’s because this sedentary lifestyle that many end up with under-developed foot muscles. A foot massage improves the circulation of blood in your lower extremities significantly, especially if you have diabetes.
Reduces depression and anxiety
A foot massage goes way beyond providing relaxation. It has been proven that foot massage reduces anxiety in patients struggling with cancer. Not only that, but the techniques used have been shown to help with depression as well.
Helps with blood pressure issues
In the last few years many people have started to suffer from high blood pressure problems. It’s believed that unhealthy diets is the major cause of blood pressure issues, but it could be as a result of genetics or even environmental factors. A recent study revealed that regular foot rubs help to improve the moods of individuals, lowering anxiety, which results in well-regulated blood pressure.
What is a reflexology massage?
Reflexology is a type of foot massage, based on the idea that working on different parts of the feet can relieve pain in different parts of the body. In this massage, pressure is exerted on your feet to attain various health benefits such as relieving pain and stress in specific organs or areas of the body.
Our foot massage and reflexology process
If done properly, a deep foot massage helps with headaches, dizziness, insomnia and even chronic health problems such as heart, liver and kidney diseases. The following are some of the techniques that we use to provide clients with a proper and effective foot massage:
We chat with you first to establish was exactly is you are looking for and what kind of foot massage therapy would benefit you the most.
Before giving a massage, our masseuse ensures that their hands are clean. They also keep their nails short to avoid hurting clients.
Oil and lotions
Your feet need to be prepared for the direct pressure that they are about to be subjected to during the massage. This is achieved by massaging the area around the ankles to loosen the ligaments and nerves around your feet.
When giving a massage, firm pressure should be applied. However, the pressure should be applied gently to ensure that the tender and sore parts are not injured. We use a variety of twisting, pulling, pressing and pulling motions to provide optimal relief for any foot pain or soreness.
Does foot massage help in pregnancy?
Are you wondering if you can get a foot massage during your pregnancy? The answer is yes. However, certain pressure points need to be avoided to prevent uterine contractions. Generally, a foot massage during pregnancy will help to improve blood and oxygen circulation in the body, leaving you feeling more relaxed. Our therapists are fully trained to provide pregnancy massages.
Can foot massage help with pain and injury?
Your feet carry your entire body. Therefore, pain on your feet will most likely affect your overall performance and well-being. Certain foot pain and injury can be relieved by massage therapy. Always chat with us first about all your injury problems so we can decide on the best course of foot massage therapy.