Recently, while getting a pedicure, the manicurist told me that the last salon she worked at, the massage therapists said “I don’t do feet”. “None of the therapists?” I asked clearly aghast. She assured me, none of them wanted to do feet so they didn’t unless specifically requested.
Knowing what I know about the body and how I feel about getting my own feet done, I couldn’t wrap my head around “no feet”. Here are some reasons, unless it’s just weird to you or you’re ticklish, you should always have your feet massaged.
A foot massage may not seem like a big deal, but your feet are very important and it’s very important to show them a whole lot of lovin’. They are the foundation on which you stand, the only appendage that does it’s very best to conform to the sometimes torturous, sometimes fashionable and laborious confines we put upon them. Often in the worst of conditions; the sweaty, the hot, the freezing, the wet and muddy and more. Why walk a mile in those shoes when you can run 13.1, 26.2, or dare I say it 50 miles or more, uphill, downhill, across rocky and uneven ground. More often than not, your dawgs don’t let you down.
So what’s the deal with these magical movers? I’ll tell they are engineered for great feats – pun intended.
The foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 100 + muscles, tendons, ligaments and 100,000-200,000 exterocepters on the sole of the foot. These exteroceptors on your sole send signals to your brain producing instantaneous corrections in gait to keep you upright and moving smoothly along. According the “The Janda Approach”, “Stimulation of the foot improves kinesthesia and postural sway.”
In addition, because they are the furthest from the heart circulatory flow may not always be at its optimum and massage can improve circulation, smooth out tight arch ligaments and manipulates soft tissue. It just feels great!
So now you know – Here’s how I can help you take care of those feet! Beginning May 31 through June 30, get a 30 minute foot massage for $40, or add-on to your massage for $35. Included in massage: salt and herb scrub, hot towel, cooling gel. You won’t regret it!