Massage For Tired Sore Feet
Do you have tired sore feet? Feet ache for many reasons — standing too long, walking too much, poorly fitted shoes or minor injuries. A good foot massage can help feet feel better. With just a little massage oil, you can relax your feet, stretch and soothe the muscles, and reduce swelling that causes pain.
Some techniques to help with sore feet:
- Bring your left foot onto the seat of your chair so you can see your instep. Using your right thumb, apply very firm pressure along the side of your foot, working from the heel to the big toe. Walk your thumb across the ridge where the toes meet the ball of your foot. When you get to the small toe, use your thumb and index finger to squeeze and twist along the entire surface of the toe. Work each toe individually until you get back to the large toe. Take all of your toes in one hand and stretch them back and forth, bending and flexing.
- While supporting the top of your left foot with your left hand, use the knuckles of your right hand to apply deep pressure to the entire surface of the bottom of your foot, working from the heel to the toes and back down.
- Stretch your toes, flex and extend your feet, and do a few ankle rotations.
Repeat the entire process on the right foot