The beauty of foot spas is that you can browse through thousands of alternatives and choices, and, even if some ingredients are essential to creating a foot bath, you can improve the final result by adding special fragrances. For instance, if you are looking for a refreshing result, you can add peppermint to your bath and enjoy the refreshing sensation.
We all know that many plants and natural ingredients possess properties that have calming and mood enhancing effects. They are known and used since ancient times in many cultures. Therefore, depending on the needs and problems of your legs, you can put together an appropriate mix of plants and ingredients to improve their well-being.
Besides the soothing effects, the cool part of spa is that there is no limit for it. Definitely, you cannot spend hours with your feet in a bath, but you can fall back on this technique in times of need, even twice a day. It is actually recommended to do so, for professionals working in fields like dance, ballet or sports.
However, if you want to try on other therapies for your feet, you can also enjoy the effects of foot massage. Massage techniques are known from ancient times and, even if there are many techniques, several of them are more popular and have been used successfully to treat affections and ameliorate health problems. Foot massage is practiced by touching key points on your feet, which represent nervous endings for each part or organ in your body. By touching them, you can “access” those parts and so, produce calming effects.
However, even if massaging doesn’t seem such a big deal, not any person can perform a satisfying one. On the contrary, only trained practitioners know exactly the spots they need to put pressure on, to relieve muscle and joints pain or provide relaxation for the whole body.
In a specialized saloon, you can enjoy various types of massage: reflexology massage, aromatherapy massage, acupuncture, etc. However, before the massage, your feet will also be washed in a relaxing bath. Due to the fact that our feet contain so many nervous endings, massage can be used as an alternative medical therapy in many affections.
To massaging techniques were attributed many positive effects on the body. But since little or no scientific research has been effectuated in this area, it is hard to say which of them still stand when submitted to a more careful evaluation. Even so, some of them are well-known and acknowledged by the medical community and patients altogether.
The first of these effects is relaxation. In more than one way, massage can help you with that. On the surface of your sole, there is a point called solar plexus reflex, responsible for “restarting” the body and, by pressing it, you can feel how your body is being invaded with a relaxing and calming sensation.
The second effect of massaging is calming muscular pain and tension or preventing them. There is no concrete proof that massaging can produce long-lasting effects or that it can treat severe muscular problems, but it can be said with certainty that it can ameliorate and sooth them.
Massage is said to have a positive contribution to improving blood circulation too. But the extent of its effect on blood flow is conditioned by the length and frequency of the therapy.
However, these are only primary effects of massage therapy, but they can help with various affections your body suffers from. Massage is used as an additional therapy to treating medical affections such as: migraines, high-blood pressure, depression and anxiety. But, feeling relaxed and comfortable in your body will encourage more positive changes in your life. Nevertheless, remember that massage cannot be used as a singular treatment for a medical affection, but only as a supporting therapy.