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Why your feet need a massage

We don’t usually think about our feet, that is until they hurt. We tend to take them for granted, but like other parts of our body they get tired, overused, sore, and in need of some attention.

If you’re like me when your feet hurt, you don’t want to do much of anything. You want to stay off them, but your body likes to move and your brain functions better when you are active.

Foot pain can be the cause of other pain in your body too. If your foot hurts, you may change the way you stand, walk, and move, and these changes can 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. And the next thing you know, your whole posture and normal body mechanics have been affected, and it all stemmed from your foundation, your feet.

Think about all of what you put your feet through…

At work, you may be on your feet for most of the day on hard floors or rough terrain. You may even have a long walk from the parking lot to your place of employment.

At home, we constantly walk to take care of our family, our belongings and our house. We shop, stand chatting with a friend, stand in lines, and walk around doing errands. We cook, do laundry, clean and put things away. You may make multiple trips up and down stairs every day. Yard work and home maintenance keeps us on our feet as well.

You may kick things out of the way or stomp your feet to let out some frustration. Your feet may have things dropped on them or they get stepped on. You step on unexpected things such as rocks, tools, or toys (Legos are the worst!).

You may use your feet for exercise like yoga and fitness classes, hiking, climbing, kickboxing, and dance - and hauling all your equipment around. If you enjoy sports you use your feet to run, jump, and kick. Your feet take a real pounding since they support your body weight along with the extra force from exertion.

Sometime we squeeze our feet into uncomfortable shoes or boots. Sometimes it may be for the sake of fashion, such as high heels. Other times work footwear is uncomfortable. Sandals may be more comfortable but they may not provide the support your feet need.

The joints in your legs can be affected by your feet too. Your joints are under pressure from the muscles and bones pulling and twisting on them. Relieving that foot pain will allow your muscles and joints to live in their proper positions with less pressure on them alleviating that pain and helping 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 so give them some much needed attention and get a massage! With the help of Massage Móvil, you can give them that attention in the comfort of your home with an in-home massage! Check out our schedule and book online today!

Saturday Soothie

We are so excited to be partnering with Katie’s Jar, Riverwalk Yoga and Revolucion Coffee + Juice for this awesome event! We hope you and your pup are able to join us! 

No Stress November

We know November can be a bit of a stressful month, with family dinners to prepare for, members of the family to mentally prepare for and plus the holidays are right around the corner. This is why we are asking you to say, NO to stress this Thanksgiving!

Stress is something that everyone deals with on a daily basis and how we handle it can affect you both physically and mentally. It can raise your blood pressure, contributes to tight and tense muscles, cause anxiety and more. We can’t prevent stress because it’s a natural, physical response, but you can try and manage it.

Mindful Meditation

The idea of meditation is to help train your mind to take a break. Allowing you to gradually become clearer, more peaceful and less stressed.

This only takes about 5 - 10 minutes folks!

  1. Find a comfortable spot to sit or lay down
  2. Focus all your attention on breathing in and out of the nose
  3. Find a mantra to say aloud or in your head. I like to use ‘Let’ as I breathe in and 'Go’ as I breathe out. Feel free to borrow mine or create something meaningful to you.
  4. Utilize this mantra to keep your mind from wandering to those pesky stressful thoughts like how many types of mashed potatoes am I gonna have to make or I wonder if cousin Merriam is gonna try and walk off with the good silver this year.

We hope you are able to utilize this quick tip and find yourself more prepared this holiday season.

Peacefully,

Nichole Velez, LMT 117361

Massage Móvil Founder

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