When you spend a lot of time standing or you walk long distances on a regular basis, foot massage Edan Prairie therapists can help reduce the stress these activities put on your feet. Here is how professional therapists ease the discomfort sensation their patients resent in their feet:
- The first step is to choose the oil used for the massage, because the effectiveness of the techniques depends on it. Usually, therapists rely on oils that not only go easily into the skin, but are also known for their healing qualities.
- The soles and heels are the areas most professional masseurs prefer as starting points for the therapy session. Once these parts are properly massaged, therapists advance to the upper part of the feet.
- Using their thumbs, professionals rub, squeeze and apply pressure on the feet. Of all the parts of the body, the feet are the most resistant to pressure. However, the intensity of the massage depends on each patient’s sensibility.
- The ankles are perhaps the legs’ parts where the daily strain is resented most intensely, so specialists insist longer on these areas. Massage therapy professionals stretch the skin, so that the oil can penetrate better into it, while relieving the pain in the ankles’ bones and muscles.