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The Grounding Effects of a Good Foot Massage

The effects on the body and spirit of a good foot massage

The wellness benefits of foot massage are many, and add in reflexology techniques they are exponentially healing. Recipients will tell you they are more than worth their weight in gold. With more than 7,000 nerves in the feet waiting to be stimulated,  foot massage is very powerful! These benefits include:

Tranquility and Relaxation

Massaging the feet can alleviate anxiety & bring about a deep state of relaxation. One important point that is situated on both feet is the solar plexus reflex which is sort of a little warehouse where all your stress is stored. When the solar plexus point is pressed on, stress is released and the body is renewed.

Improved Circulation and Cleansing & Enhanced Immunity

The blood that circulates through the body is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrition to the body's cells. The blood also cleanses waste and toxins from the body. Because blood flow becomes limited when stress is present, foot massage can be beneficial as it decreases stress and allows the circulation of blood to flow unimpeded.

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is when all the body's systems are working in harmony with one another to bring about a state of balance. Through reflexology techniques that stimulate all of the body's systems, a foot massage can encourage homeostasis so that good health can be obtained.

Rejuvenation & Grounding

Foot massage is restorative in that it gives the receiver energy. When the foot is rubbed and manipulated, it brings energy to the entire body. According to theories of reflexology, foot massage releases any blockages that can hold back energy that should be flowing through the body freely. This flow allows your feet to completely 

connect to your body  and you will  become more aligned and in balance with your spirit.

When was your last foot massage? How did you feel after it? Is it time to schedule another appointment?

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