Foot massage: 5 SCIENCE BACKED health benefits and ways to do it on your own

Getting a foot massage is the ultimate form of indulgence and it makes you feel relaxed and pampered. Have a look at some of the health benefits of getting your feet massaged and ways to do it at home.
Foot massage: 5 SCIENCE BACKED health benefits and ways to do it on your own Foot massage: 5 SCIENCE BACKED health benefits and ways to do it on your own
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After a long tiring, painstakingly monotonous, and hectic day, all you crave for is a nice and relaxing foot massage. Your feet are often one of the most neglected parts of your body and require utmost love and care. Getting a foot massage regularly, and not just on those specifically tiring days, should be at the top of your self-care list.

It makes you feel pampered and gives you a chance to indulge yourself a little! Apart from feeling special and relaxed, there are many more science-backed benefits of getting a foot massage regularly. Here are 5 health benefits of getting your feet pampered.

Improved sleep

Getting your feet massaged right before going to bed, can do wonders for your sleep quality. It is said to ensure a sound and undisrupted sleep, resulting in you waking up feeling fresh, the next morning.
 
Reduces stress

It is effective in reducing stress and anxiety and makes you feel calm and relaxed. Getting a regular foot massage reduces the stress hormone known as cortisol and increases serotonin dopamine in the body.

Improves balance

If you have been looking for ways to improve your balance and achieve stability, then getting a foot massage should be at the top of your list. It improves balance and helps in getting a stable footing.

Pain relief

A foot massage is also effective in providing instant relief from chronic pain or illness. As the level of endorphin is increased after the massage that helps in providing relief and decreasing the pain.

How to do it on your own

To give yourself a relaxing foot massage, simply press the fleshy parts of your feet and massage with some essential oils like lavender or peppermint. Start from your heel and slowly massage upwards while applying generous pressure.

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