Foot Massage Therapy is used for massaging feet, ankles, calves and legs to help you relax and alleviate the pain. Nowadays traditional massage techniques have been incorporated in modern day massage machines which help you reap the same benefits as the former but at the comfort of your home and time of your convenience.
For instance Cloud foot massage machine employs a Japanese massage technique known as “shiatsu” which also has roots in Chinese traditional medicine. This massage technique has been in practice since the 1970s and focuses on the stimulation of pressure points throughout your body. Using this shiatsu foot massager can have many health benefits which we are going to discuss below.
1. Blood Circulation
If your muscles stay sore for long or you feel fatigued then the primary cause of these conditions is inadequate blood circulation. With the help of the cloud massager you can reap the benefits of shiatsu massage therapy, such as an improved blood circulation. The foot and leg massager gives deep tissues massage that increases blood flow. This increases the supply of oxygen which in turn reduces muscle soreness and makes you feel rejuvenated. Another benefit of increased blood & oxygen supply is that your heart & lungs do not have to work harder. In short, regular usage of massage therapy improves your cardiovascular health.
Although neuropathy has many causes, but diabetes remains the primary cause of this condition. Your hands and feet are the most frequent victims of this condition which is basically a nerve dysfunction resulting in numbness & pain. There are various methods to deal with the pain in legs for diabetes one of which is massage. Massage therapies are considered to be one of the most effective alternative treatments for neuropathy and the most beneficial among these is considered to be shiatsu. The cloud foot massager works just like a shiatsu massage therapist and regular usage of this wonderful tool can reduce the effects of neuropathy.
3. Headaches and Migraines
Migraines are such a nuisance that medical science has not been able to clearly identify the primary cause for them. They have multiple causes and what one can do is manage these symptoms, as there is no credible cure for migraines. A research was conducted in Denmark regarding the effects of foot massage on people who suffer from regular headaches or migraines and it was found that the frequency of these incidents reduced in people who regularly massaged their feet. Shiatsu massage is considered to be one of the best massage therapies for addressing migraines. It stimulates the acupressure points in your body and helps to relieve tension.
4. Takes Care of Pains After Running or a Strenuous Workout
Many runners complain of muscle soreness, fatigue and pain after a tough run. Training hard can take its toll on your body. Your body’s recovery process will be hindered if your muscles suffer from inflammation. A good massager machine like cloud foot massager will remove tension from your calves and feet. It will loosen up your tendons that were stretched during running and also reduce muscle soreness.
Arthritis is one of the most serious medical conditions affecting joints and resulting in mild to severe pain, bone cartilage erosion, inflammation and stiffness. No credible cure for chronic arthritis has been found to date. However, with proper medication and therapy the effects of arthritis can be managed and reduced. One of the recommended therapies is regular massage and shiatsu is ranked among the most effective ones. A foot massage therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and increase your range of motion. The combination of a heated foot massager and deep tissue massage is ideal for easing out pressure on your joints.
At times the front bones in your foot get misaligned or shift out of their place. This tilts your big toe towards your smaller toes. As a result, the big toe’s base joint is pushed outwards in the shape of a bump, this bump is called a bunion. They are caused by obesity, arthritis, genetics, birth deformities or injury. The pain can be continuous or frequent and can result in discomfort. Massage therapy can reduce this discomfort and provide you much needed relief from bunions.
7. Lower Back Pain
Using the cloud massager on your legs and feet can reduce lower back pain as well. You may wonder how that is possible, but your lower back muscles are connected to your glutes , legs and feet. Some lower back issues, such as lumbago, send sensations down your buttocks and thighs. Using the cloud massager can help you minimize the effects of lower back pain. The heat waves processed by the cloud massager along with its kneading action will reduce tension in your legs and provide relief.
8. Menstrual Pain
Shiatsu massage therapy also provides relief from menstrual pain. Using the foot calf massager to stimulate your soles and calves will activate pressure points that will result in relief. It will also soothe your muscles and relax your legs. Menstrual pain in extreme cases can also affect your mood, the calming effect of the cloud massager will make you feel good.
9. Induce Labor
Shiatsu technique has long been used by the Japanese and Chinese to induce labor. The technique is used in such a way that it activates most of the acupressure points in your body, however this has not been scientifically established and you should consult a physician before using a massage machine for this purpose. However a foot massage in pregnancy can be relaxing and improve sleep quality.
10. Anxiety and Depression
Even a manual foot massage is known to make you feel better. Imagine what a foot massage device would do which is based on the principle of shiatsu massage. An experiment was conducted on a group of people to see how their bodies and minds react to regular foot massage sessions, it was found that foot massage results in an increased level of endorphins which create calmness and reduce anxiety/depression.
Using a cloud foot massager can prevent nausea. The cloud foot massager can address nausea by improving your digestion. Yes! Massaging your feet improves your digestion and when that is done with the help of a cloud foot massager the efficacy of foot massage increases manifolds. It also improves the oxygen supply as we discussed before. All these effects work together to alleviate nausea.
Did you know these surprising health benefits of massage therapy earlier? We hope this information was insightful and helps in your decision to undertake massage machine therapy to keep you happy and healthy!