Foot massages are the order of the day when a person needs relaxation. Because of the hectic running and the tight schedules, the routines are cramping up too. A good foot massage has the ability to drain all that stress and remove the toxins too. Foot also holds the most important foundation of your body. It bears your load through the day and gets your through without a complaint too. Hence, the relaxation techniques of a proper foot massage are helpful and liberating. While some need professional expertise, others are also easily done right on the comfort of your couch.

List of techniques

These techniques find clinical, beauty and personal use for relaxation and treatment of pains.

Warm-up twists

As the name clarifies, this technique evolves from the use of basic twisting motion. It is easily executable and proves a good one, to begin with too. It starts by twisting either half in the opposite direction with little pressure and a slow pace. Meanwhile, periodic repetition is necessary too.

Advantages:

  • Loosens the joints
  • Accentuates the blood flow
  • Removes the clots or tension at the bottom
  • It provides the initial warming up to the task of foot massage.

Toe-Twists or bends:

Underestimating the toe as a sedentary part of the foot is also not suggestible. The toe bears the grunt constantly and hence a good foot massage revolves around toe relaxation too. The technique stands true to its name and provides relaxing bends to the toe. The process needs to hold the heel in place as each toe is moving back forth to its flexibility. The motion is slow at the start until the reach is full.

Advantages:

  • Eases up the pressure on extreme points
  • Provides full motion and flexibility to toes
  • Eases the blood-flow through to the toes

Knuckle Press at the Bottom:

After covering the front and the toes, the knuckle press is the way to relax the bottom part. It does so by creating fist-like movements throughout the length of the foot. Gentle presses and movement ensure that the bottom of the foot is relaxing adequately. It needs slow pressure build-up with finesse.

Advantages: 

  • Relaxes the bottom part thoroughly. Heel to toe motion ensures full stretch.
  • Negates the load that the foot base. It does so by easing on the nerves and providing ease of flow through the veins.
  • It helps in relaxing the rigid clots at the bottom.