You’ve probably been there. You get home, the day was hard and stressful. Maybe your boss yelled at you, or a customer was rude. You were on your feet all day and you wore a pair of high heels. Maybe they are your favorite pair, even though you can’t spend more than five minutes in them without them starting to hurt your feet. So you ask your husband, boyfriend, friend or understanding stranger (yeah I doubt that last one too) to give you a foot massage! But what are the benefits of this amazing experience?
First of all, it feels great! I mean, how many people would hate to have a foot massage, except of course those who have very ticklish feet. But even then sufficient pressure can be used so as not to make that an issue. Other benefits through foot massage are that pain can be relieved, stress and tension greatly reduced, and even maybe relieve some anxiety. Foot massage can be a very a pleasant and relaxing experience. Many a people would love to get a foot massage at the end of a hard and stressful day. Foot massaging can also help with blood circulation and even help with relieving foot swelling.
If you like to wear high heels, a foot massage could be just what the doctor ordered. Being on high heels all day long does a huge number on your feet, but also on your ankles, Achilles Tendon and calf muscles. I would also suggest taking a break from high heels periodically, maybe only wear them every other day or at least make sure to pack another pair of shoes (that aren’t high heels) to wear once you get to your office or wherever you work, so that you feet and legs get a chance to relax. High heels are an accessory, not a good shoe. Also, ask nicely when you get home and hopefully your husband will rub your tired, achy feet to get the muscles to relax and the blood flowing again.
Well all this talk about foot massages is getting to me and I have to go get one now!
If you have questions about foot massage or anything else dealing with the feet or ankles, contact Dr. Vargas at Foot & Ankle Associates.