Whether you spend the day constantly on your feet, sedentary in front of your desk, or always running and moving around, a nice foot massage is always a good idea. Not only does it relax tired muscles, it also delivers a boost of energy to the whole body that will come in handy to fuel you for the rest of the day.
Here are some of the ways that a good foot massage can get you feeling more energetic.
It boosts blood circulation.
A sedentary lifestyle, tight shoes, and over-fatigued legs can lead to decreased blood flow to the lower extremities. A 10-20 minute foot massage daily can improve blood circulation and ensure that all muscle and organ systems get enough oxygen for optimal functioning. With enough oxygen cycling through the body and mind, you’ll feel more revitalized and energetic.
It reduces stress and anxiety.
More than putting the body and mind in a relaxed state that will allow you to take your mind off the things that stress you. A good foot massage that delivers the right pressure on the right points can help control the production of cortisol or the stress hormones that causes long term impacts on the body and organ systems. With less stress weighing your mind and body down, you will feel a surge of energy that can power you through the day.
It makes you feel good.
A good massage of the tissues of the feet assists in the release and activation of the feel-good hormones called endorphins, the same hormones that are released after a good exercise or after eating chocolates. This hormone relieves pain and discomfort and simply makes you happy. When you’re feeling good and happy, you are more motivated, giving you the energy to move.
It eliminates toxins.
A foot massage can help relieve inflammation and swelling by improving blood flow and stimulating the movement of stagnant lymphatic fluid. That helps eliminate toxins in the body. An accumulation of toxins in the body caused by pollution, chemicals, and drugs causes energy blockages, with fewer toxins, your energy flows smoothly.
It increases metabolism.
A foot massage can help balance and align the functions of various organs, which aids in accelerating metabolism. With a faster metabolism, your body burns up calories and fat that gives you more energy to fuel your movements and organ functions.
A good foot massage will pick up your mood, boost your energy, and make you feel good. It’s the best way to start or end your day. Do it regularly for optimal outcomes.