Massages focus mainly on the muscles located around the front and back of the feet. There are so many different muscles located around this area. The tibialis anterior, abductor hallucis, extensor hallucis longus, extensor hallucis brevis, dorsal interosseous, extensor digitorum longus and the lumbrical muscles are some of the important muscles present in your feet. When you use a foot massage, you use different techniques all of which want to decrease pain, relieve tension and improve circulation. If you go to a massage therapist or when you perform foot massage by yourself, you will be able to decrease tightness, reduces pain and improve recovery.
There are different techniques used in a foot massage. Some of them are
- Skin rolling
- Trigger pointing
It is perform using the fingers and thumbs. In this foot massage, pressure is applied to specific areas of the foot. It is beneficial in breaking down knots and increasing blood flow. When you apply pressure on the trigger points or muscular knots, blood flow is restricted and as a result of that it causes an ischemic reaction. Because of that muscular knots are broken down and that is why pain and restriction in the fourth are reduced. Because of more blood flow, more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the muscles.
Frictions are also used for foot massages. They are done by using the fingertips or thumbs. Pressure is applied along muscle fibres. Friction has the capacity to break down collagen fibres build up in muscles. Because of the foot massage, muscle temperature increases and that helps in loosening of the muscles and breaking down of collagen fibres. As a result of that flexibility of the muscle increases and it reduces restriction.
Skin rolling is another effective technique which is used during a foot massage. Here the skin is picked up and rolled between the fingers and thumbs. It reduces restriction created by fascia and that helps in reducing muscle tightness and pain. When temperature of fascia is increased, restriction is reduced and it loosens and stretches the fascia.
Trigger pointing is another technique used during a foot massage. Specific pressure is placed on trigger points which helps in softening and breaking down of muscular knots. These trigger points are generally located in the middle of a muscle fibre and they can result in pain.
If you need a device that will help you to get a great foot massage which will help you to target specific pressure points and reflexology pressure points, then you need truShiatsu PRO Foot Massager Machine with Heat Deep Kneading Therapy, Air Compression, Shiatsu Pressure Point Technology, Infrared Heat and Adjustable Intensities for Foot Pain Relief by truMedic.
You will get spa quality Shiatsu massage. With this machine, you'll be able to target specific acupressure points in your feet with a patented combination of kneading rollers, heat, and air compression delivering a great massage experience. It also contains Reflexology Rollers. They utilise rollers and airbag compression to target specific reflexology pressure points to provide complete stress and soreness-relief. This foot massager offers Soothing Heat Functionality. This functionality will relieve your tired, aching feet with by activating the electric infrared heat function for a deeper more soothing massage that will reduce muscle soreness, pain and tension. The mission comes with different customizable settings like 3 different time settings, 3 different intensities, and optional heat functionality.