We usually don’t think about our feet…until they hurt. We tend to take them for granted, but like other parts of our body they can get tired, overused, sore, and in need of some attention. When they start to hurt your whole body can begin to hurt.
When your feet hurt you don’t want to do much of anything. You just want to stay off of them. Foot pain can be the cause of other pain in your body. If your foot hurts, you change the way you stand, walk, and move. Those changes affect your legs. When your legs hurt, you make more changes in what you do, which affects your hips, then your back, then your neck.
Some jobs involve being on your feet most of the day. Often it is on hard floors or rough terrain. You may have a long walk from the parking lot to your job. At home we walk around to take care of our place, our family, and our belongings. We shop, stand chatting with a friend, stand in lines, and walk around doing errands. We cook, do laundry, clean and put things away. All these activities put constant strain on our feet.
Then there are our shoes. We squeeze our feet into uncomfortable shoes or boots. Sometimes it may be for the sake of fashion, such as high heels. Other times our work may require us to wear shoes that are uncomfortable. Two of the worst types of shoes for our feet is the flip flop and sandal. They look pretty but they may not provide the support your feet need.
Bottom line is all of your leg joints are affected by your feet. Joints are under pressure from muscles and bones pulling and twisting on them. Relieving foot pain allows your muscles and joints to be in their proper positions and, with less pressure on them, you feel better.
Massage provides relief from Plantar Fasciitis, heel pain, and other common foot pain. Most muscles that move your foot start in your calf, so relieving foot pain can also reduce calf pain too.
Your feet do a lot for you. Don’t have time for a 60 minute massage? Booking a 15 to 30 minute foot massage can do wonders for your whole body. Foot massage can even help relieve anxiety, pain, and depression in those going through cancer or other medical treatments or those loved ones in assisted living or nursing home facilities.
Give your feet the attention they deserve with a massage so you can keep active in the activities you enjoy doing.
Massage Therapist specializing in Therapeutic, Oncology, and Geriatric massage.