Your feet, being the root of your body, work hard for you – are you taking good care of them?
In my Future Proofing program, we focus on a few simple stretch sequences that will not just change foot health, but will positively affect your whole body.
happy feet – happy body
I believe in taking care of my feet daily and one of my favourite ways to invest in them is by having a weekly foot massage.
Have you ever had a foot massage or reflexology?
Foot massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension, and can ease pain … a good massage can enhance your mood and also just feels really good.
There are 26 bones in each foot, collectively 1/3 of the bones in the whole body … and that’s amazing. There are also 33 joints, 19 muscles, 10 tendons and 107 ligaments. All of these components need to work in perfect balance in order to optimize locomotion. Over the course of an average day, our feet take a cumulative force of at least one hundred tons.
In society, we punish our feet by squeezing them into shoes, standing on them, and until we have a problem with our feet, we ignore them!
Nerve endings in our feet, called reflexes, can be mapped out to every organ and system within our body. When having reflexology or a good foot massage by someone who is qualified, they press on these reflex points, stimulate the nervous system and open organ-specific energy pathways that may be blocked or congested.
Having a regular foot massage is a great way to treat yourself to a time out, a health practice for your body, mind and soul, and it has the potential to heighten your awareness about the current state of your body.
Get connected to your foot as the root of your body.