Foot Reflexology massage can be a deeply relaxing and therapeutic modality for those suffering from plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries or even everyday work and play. At Relaxation Oasis, your massage therapist will apply traditional Swedish and sports massage techniques to the foot, calf and upper leg. This will not only help relieve toe pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis and common forms of arthritis, but can also decrease stress and anxiety in the entire body. In addition, a variety of stretches can be beneficial. With pain and sensitivity in the foot, heel and calf areas, be sure to communicate your pain levels with your massage therapist during your treatment. It is also a good idea to rest after receiving the reflexology massage.
Reflexology is an alternative medical practice that has been used for centuries. Archaeological evidence from Japan, Egypt and China indicate reflexology practices in ancient civilizations. Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure on certain zones of the feet to induce health. It is believed that there are areas on the foot that correspond to other areas of the body. By applying pressure to specific zones of the feet, health and healing can occur to the corresponding body areas.
One of the primary benefits of foot reflexology is relaxation. The human touch in reflexology creates a sense of calm and relaxation. The massaging and application of pressure to the feet help to reduce stress and create a feeling of relaxation.