While many of us have
experienced having our bodies and necks massaged and soothingly rubbed there are very few of us
who think that our feet might need this pampering too. A foot massage is the best type of
pampering that we can give our tired and aching feet.
You can give your feet a soothing foot massage or ask a friend to help you
have a foot massage. To start your foot massage you will need to have your feet cleaned. You
can soak your feet in Epsom salts, lavender or peppermint oil for 10 minutes in a warm water
Dry the feet thoroughly and make
sure that even the area between your toes is dry. Once the feet are beginning to dry you will
need to rub some soothing oil on your feet. Hold one foot in your lap and use one hand to
support this foot.
With the other hand you should begin to massage the top of the
foot. For this part of the foot massage you will need to use your thumbs. Slow, firm, stroking
motions that start at your toes and move upwards to the ankles are the best way to start this
When you are near the ankles the foot massage will follow the
same path back down to your toes. The return journey should be accompanied by slow stroking
with the thumbs providing the required massage. The pressure that is applied at the toes should
be lighter than at the ankle. You will need to repeat this foot massage 5 times.
Next in a cupping motion you will need to gently hold the heel
of your foot. With your free hand hold the top of the foot and gently rotate the foot. The
first rotation should be done clockwise and next anticlockwise.
Repeat this step about 4 times to relax, calm and de-stress
your aching foot and ankle joints. This foot massage must be done gently so that you don’t end
up hurting your foot as a result of the foot massage.
When you have completed rotating the foot you will need to
give your soles a really soothing foot massage. This part of the foot massage begins at the
base of your big toe. The foot massage for the toes starts with the big toe.
Once your big toe has been given a de-stressing massage, the
foot massage will then move towards the other toes. Gentle rolling motions can provide the ball
of your foot a relaxing foot massage.
By the time your foot massage will have been carried out on
both of your feet, you will have calmed down and your day’s stresses will have vanished as
well. The added bonus is that your feet are all ready for walking around your home with no
aches or pains to be felt.