4 benefits of using a foot spa machine

 

We all know that after a hard day at work or a strenuous workout at the gym, our feet deserve a little pampering. The best way to do so is to get a foot spa massage machine that helps us get rid of our swollen feet and relieve the pain. It’s important, though, to know the magical benefits this type of unit can provide for our overall body health.

First of all, you should learn that there are different types of massage techniques. There’s the traditional therapeutic one that relaxes your muscle and joints. Then there’s the acupressure massage that is able to increase the energy flow by applying pressure on certain points. Lastly, the aromatherapy spa machines come with scented oils that come in handy if you need to totally relax. Here are the unknown benefits of using a foot spa machine:

  1. It helps with flat feet and plantar fasciitis

Some people are born with an abnormal foot arch due to ligament laxity. So, their arch is forced to collapse, resulting in a mild physical pain that can increase after a while.

There are situations when the heel pain caused by the deterioration of the plantar fascia is chronic and makes people have difficulties to walk. The only solution to these problems is to have regular foot exercises along with a deep massage in the feet area. It’s important to use a device that applies strong pressure on the arch because it can reduce the pain significantly.  

 

  1. It improves circulation

Nowadays, the majority of people have a sedentary lifestyle because they don’t have time to exercise or walk. Therefore, the muscles aren’t accustomed to being used on a regular basis. So they get stiff and the circulation is scanty, especially if you add tight and uncomfortable shoes to the equation.

In order to prevent this health issues, you can establish a 15-20 minutes foot spa session each night, before going to bed. This way, you boost the circulation in lower extremities which is great for people that suffer from serious conditions, including diabetes.

 

  1. Helps prevent serious ankle and foot injuries

If you’ve suffered an accident in the past and you need recovery for your joints, a foot spa device enables the muscle soreness. In addition, if you combine the tool with foot and ankle strength exercises and a little bit of stretching, you can prevent future injuries and also speed up the recovery process.

  1. Lowers blood pressure

Thanks to the world we live in, women and men suffer from high blood pressure. Stress and bad diet are the main factors but sometimes genetics and the environment play an important role, as well. According to several studies, a 10-minute foot massage given at least 3 times a week can have major positive effects in lowering your blood pressure and reducing anxiety.  

 

How to relax your body in 30 minutes or less

 

When there is so much going on in your life–correction, during your every day– all at once, relaxation is the furthest from your mind. No one can blame you. Whoever coined the expression ‘rat race’ was definitely not taking it easy. In the competitive struggle for power and wealth, there seems to be no room in the home or office for a person to breathe unhurriedly.

 

 

Finding relaxation in 30 minutes or less is still possible. Here’s how:

The next time you’re in the shower, put a little of your favorite scented shower gel into your palm and inhale its lovely smell deeply for about 30 seconds. The mood is affected by fragrance so the inhalation of the scent can relax your muscles and calm your mind before you even hit the accelerator of your car to quickly reach the office.

During your coffee break, wrap your hands around that warm mug. Allow the soothing warmth of the cup to infuse your hands and your entire being. Enjoy the luxury of sipping the warm beverage unhurriedly so you enjoy the taste and aroma of whatever beverage you are drinking

 

Take 10 minutes to do yoga or stretching exercises to get the blood flowing strongly to your brain and the rest of your body. With the increased blood flow, you keep from overloading your arteries that channel blood to the heart, so you have lower blood pressure. This also boosts your energy levels.

Enjoy your bathtub at home by turning it into a luxury spa for thirty minutes. Enjoy a delightful bubble bath with your favorite bath fizzy or bath bomb, or whatever your preferred brand calls it. Nourish your skin and quiet your mind while delighting your senses at the same time.

Reward yourself with the best massage chair. The award-winning ones even come with a La-Z-Boy structure while the others feature an ottoman, which both allow you to put your feet up for a terrific body massage all over. You can opt for brief massage times just to get the knots and tenseness out from those overused and overworked muscles.

 

 

A DIY hand massage provides instant relaxation to calm your nerves. After applying some lotion to your palms, start kneading the base of the muscle under the thumb for the relief of stress on the scalp, neck, and shoulders. For an acupressure approach, use the thumb and forefinger to massage the soft spot between the index finger and the thumb of the other hand.

You can also try squeezing a stress ball for a safe and violence-free way of handling tension. Bring a golf ball to work and when you feel the beginnings of stress creep in, get a relaxing foot massage by rubbing your feet back and forth over the ball.

Learn to relieve stress and relax quickly because whatever is keeping you wound up might not even be worth the trouble at all.