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!