An Eastern form of pressure point massage "Reflexology" uses hand, thumb, and finger techniques to stimulate certain areas of the feet and lower legs. These areas are believed to correspond to different parts of the body, massaging the feet restores the flow of body energy. “12 vital organs exist from our feet to the tops of our heads”. Our trained professionals will apply pressure with their hands, unblocking those channels to help restore proper health and organ function. Let our Foot Massage Reflexologists work their magic using ancient arts and Essential Oils for the best massage in Tacoma.
Our feet bear the weight of our whole body, allows movement and does a lot of work. But they are still the least pampered part of the body. Pamper your feet and keep them strong and flexible, with a daily foot massage for a few minutes. A regular foot massage along with reflexology helps in improving physiological as well as physical health.
Reflexology is an ancient healing art based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to the body’s different organs and glands. The human foot is a strong, complex and amazing part of your body, capable of handling your weight and hundreds of tons of force. It has 26 bones, 33 joints, 42 muscles, over 250,000 sweat glands and at least 50 ligaments and tendons. In particular your feet have almost 15,000 nerve endings. During your reflexology session pressure is applied to the reflex points on the feet, which promotes good health.
Health benefits of foot massage:
Improves blood circulation: Due to an inactive lifestyle, we don’t use the feet muscles properly and we also wear improper and tight footwear, all this hampers the circulation of feet. A 10 minutes foot massage daily, helps in transporting oxygen to the body’s cells, which is essential for overall health.
Fights depression: Foot massage and reflexology helps in fighting depression. Certain reflex points on the feet are helpful in alleviating depression symptoms. Massaging or applying pressure to the reflex points for a few minutes 2 or 3 times a day can help relieve symptoms of depression.
Helps in relaxation: After a long, tiring or stressful day, a foot massage is a great way to wind down your day. Massage and reflexology of 5 to 10 minutes before going to bed can improve your sense of general well-being.
Promotes better sleep: A soothing and relaxing foot massage treatment improves the blood circulation. If you need to improve the quality of your sleep, the best time to do foot massage is before going to bed.
Relieves body pains: This is the best part of reflexology. If reflexology is done carefully and by a licensed massage therapist, it can treat pains and aches in other areas of your body: such as headaches and migraines, lower and upper backaches, also neck pain. In addition, it has been found that massaging your feet with warm olive oil or coconut oil can give relief from the inflammation and pain caused by tendonitis.
Healthy Feet: Keep your feet healthy and free from foot problems with a regular foot massage. A massage helps to stimulate the muscles around your feet, reduces stiffness and even reduces pain in the ankles or the heels. In addition, a short 5-minute foot massage daily will make your ankles strong and flexible, thus preventing ankle and foot injuries.
Alleviates swelling: Regular foot massages during your pregnancy can help reduce the effects of edema, which is swelling in the feet and ankles due to fluid retention. This is very common problem during pregnancy, especially in the last few months.