Your feet work hard for you every day. Just like your neck, back, and shoulders, your feet can also benefit from a regular rubdown. Foot massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension, and often eases pain. It also gives you a chance to check out your feet.
A foot massage is focused mainly on the muscles located around the front and back of the feet. Pain can be due to muscle tightness, overuse or injury. When the body is damaged, receptors in the skin send a signal to the brain. The brain then sends a message to the nerves to create a sense of pain.
A foot massage aims to reduce acute pain by interrupting the signal sent from the receptors to the brain and relieving muscle tightness.
Also, a foot massage reduces restrictions and increases tissue elasticity by increasing muscle temperature. Temperature is increased as blood circulation is improved. Increasing temperature of muscle tissues allows them to loosen, stretch and increase in elasticity.