Massage is the best technique for relaxation and also has positive effects on overall health. One of the best things you can do for yourself is self-massage..
Massage improves metabolism, stimulates the secretion of sweat, mobilizes fat, improves blood flow and accelerates the flow of blood through the tissue. Massage is also good when it comes to beauty of the skin because it makes it supple and healthy. Hence we get a youthful look.
Massaging helps eliminate lactic acid, facilitates digestion and affects the muscles stretch and relax reflex.
Massaging and applying pressure on specific points of the feet (i.e. reflexology) can ease symptoms of various ailments and helps when it comes to improving and maintaining healthy organ function.
It is recommended to massage your feet every night before going to bed. The treatment will be most effective if the massage lasts from 10 to 15 minutes.
Foot massage is actually healing. A very large number of nerve endings are concentrated on the soles, and opposite ends of those same nerves are spread in all other parts of the body. Accordingly, feet represent a map of the whole body. When you massage them, you actually stimulate them as well as other parts of the body. This is why it is said that feet play an important role in our nervous system. In fact, the massage is very specific pressing your thumbs on the precise points. Firmly press for a few seconds, and then move on to the next point.