If you aren’t massaging your feet before bed, you’re missing out on a number of benefits.
Massage therapy is one of the greatest tools available, and through the related practice of reflexology, massaging one part of the body has a positive impact on another. Regular foot massages are linked to better overall health, improved relaxation and decreased stress levels.
The great thing about a foot massage is that you can do it yourself. Here are a few tips for improving your overall health and wellness through simple nightly foot massages.
Foot Massage to Improve Health
Massaging your feet in various places is linked to improvements in many systems of the body. In addition to improving the overall health of the organs, foot massages boost mental and emotional well-being and even increase sexual desire.
Regular foot massage also…
- Improves circulation
- Relieves disease
- Aids in proper balance
- Eases restless leg syndrome
- Improves sleep
- Reduces the effects of edema during pregnancy
…and much more.
The left foot corresponds to the left side of the body, while the right foot corresponds to the right side. Since the liver is located on the right side of the body, for example, massaging the right foot is beneficial to the liver.
For improved brain function, massage the big toe. The pinky toe is an excellent massage point when you’re suffering from an ear ache. See the chart above to learn more about what parts of the body various points on your feet correspond to.
Reflexology is an ancient practice that has proven effective for millions of people spanning the globe. Adding this simple practice to your bedtime routine could lead to more restful nights and better mornings.
Massage Therapy in Denver
At-home massages are great, but professional massage therapy in Denver is better. At Denver South Chiropractic, we offer a full range of sports, neuromuscular, deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, post-surgical and medical massage services. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn how massage therapy can improve your overall health and wellness.