Not everybody loves a foot massage. For some people, the only thing that results from feeling another person’s hand on their feet is ticklishness. If you can manage to sneak past the tickle quotient, however, a foot massage can be a thing of beauty that makes your aching dogs feel ever so much better. Keep these tips in mind when performing a foot massage either on yourself or on another person.
Foot Massage Tip 1:
The deeper the pressure you apply, the more likely you are to release tension in the muscles of the foot. If you are looking to relieve the stresses of the day, your foot massage needs to knead deeply.
Foot Massage Tip 2:
Force yourself to get into habit of waking up ten to fifteen minutes earlier so that you carve out that time for yourself to start the day with a self-administered foot massage. This gets the blood pumping vigorously through your feet and can make your foot feel less of the stress that occurs from walking or standing on your feet all day.
Foot Massage Tip 3:
A slapping of the top of the foot with the back of the hands can help relieve pressure on that are that suffers much of the brunt when walking or standing for long periods. The muscles of that area control toe movement and the slapping sensation helps to increase circulation of blood to those muscular regions.
Foot Massage Tip 4:
To enjoy the full benefits of a foot massage, you should first soak both feet in a large bowl filled with warm water and foaming gel. Place your feet fully into the bowl and swish the water to create bubbling foam. When you take your feet out after about five minutes, place your feet into plastic bags over your feet before you start the massage. Massage about five minutes and then remove the bags. Sumptuous feelings of being like the rich and famous await.
Foot Massage Tip 5:
A good way to relieve stress is to bend your ankle over other leg’s knee and clasp your fingers together. Place your pinkies between your toes so that the clasped hand reaches all the way down to the foot between your toes. Just slide your interlocked fingers slowly up one toe and down between the others. After a few minutes of this, your toes will tingle with a vibrant feeling of excitement.