In Ayurveda foot massage is called Padabhyangam . With many nerves from vital organs ending in the feet, foot massages benefit the entire body by revitalizing the energy into feet. Foot massage is most common Ayurveda therapy.
Foot massage is not only for relaxation but also cures the Foot pain or runner's foot like problems. Runner's foot is common as while performing all day to day activities the pressure comes on the foot while we are standing or walking or running.
Second, from centuries the feet is considered as one of the pious part of body. The oldest civilizations of the world like China, India, and Egypt recognize that feet is reflection of our overall well being and almost 7000 of the nerves end in the foot.
Devotees around the world touch the feet of their teachers to show love and respect. lord Vishnu’s footprints are worshiped in temples and holy sites across Asia. So we must care our feet beyond cosmetic purposes . As healthy feet helps in healthy body and nervous system.
In Foot massage oil is rubbed on the foot soul in typical strokes which helps in increase the blood flow in the feet. This process is for 30 minutes.
Benefits of Foot Massage:
It enhanced blood and lymph circulation, strengthening and restoring nerves, improving skin and alleviating stress.
- Improves blood circulation
- Fights depression
- Helps in relaxation
- Induces better sleep
- Relieves body pains