Our feet are pretty hardworking - and are usually the most overlooked and underappreciated part of our body. So we wanted to take a moment to tell you some reasons to love your feet a little bit more!
Here at Linton & Mac, Angela is ready to pamper your feet with a luxury treatment - so here is The Low Down an all things feet with some info that might make you want to ensure that you keep your feet happy…
Our feet bear the weight of our whole body, allow locomotion and do a lot of work - but still they are usually the least pampered part of the body. A foot massage is a good option to keep them strong and flexible, whilst also adding to your overall sense of well-being
.The benefits of foot massage are not specific to one part of the body; rather, they are spread across the entire body. For instance, they are known to not only relieve a sore neck, but also provide you with improved liver health. This is because a foot massage stimulates the various reflexology points on the soles of your feet. Reflexology is a simple, effective and therapeutic method of improving health and relieving aches and pains all over the body - it is an ancient healing practice based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to the body’s different organs and glands.
The human foot is an evolutionary marvel, capable of handling hundreds of tons of force and your weight in motion. It has 42 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, 250,000 sweat glands and at least 50 ligaments and tendons—plus almost 15,000 nerve endings! In reflexology pressure is applied to these reflexes on the feet, which promotes good health.
Improves blood circulation
Due to a sedentary lifestyle, many people don’t use their feet muscles properly - impeding good blood flow. And we all know the agony that is badly fitting, or tight, pointed shoes - especially high heels . This can hinder circulation. A foot massage helps the transportation of oxygen to the body’s cells, which is essential for overall health.
A foot massage promote blood circulation, thereby regulating the secretion of endocrine glands of various hormones. For example, thyroid secretion of thyroid hormone, adrenal gland secretion of adrenal hormones, etc - and these hormones can promote a more healthy metabolism.
Helps in relaxation
After a tiring and stressful day, a foot massage is a soothing and relaxing - particularly after a long day of standing and walking around, as the feet tend to swell up. Massage and reflexology can improve feelings of general well-being.
Promotes better sleep
Feet have rich nerve endings and capillaries that have a mild and good stimulating effect. This warm stimulus is reflected in the cerebral cortex, which plays a role in inhibition of the sympathetic nerve. Parasympathetic excitement, when people are in a quiet state of rest, improves sleep and eliminates insomnia.
Improves mood and fights depression
Foot massage and reflexology helps in fighting depression. Certain points on the feet are helpful in alleviating depression symptoms. Massaging these points or applying pressure to them for a few minutes regularly can help relieve symptoms of depression.
Maintain a healthy brain
Through the foot, you can adjust the meridians and blood. At the same time, foot vascular dilatation, increases blood volume, so that the head speeds up blood flow, and supplements the brain with oxygen and nutrients.
Relieves body pains
This is the best part of reflexology. If done carefully, it treats pains and aches such as headaches, migraines, neck pain, lower and upper backaches.
Makes feet healthier
One easy way to help keep your feet healthy and free from foot problems is a regular foot massage. It helps stimulate the muscles around your feet, lessens stiffness and even reduces pain in the ankles or the heels. As well as making your ankles strong and flexible, helping to prevent unpleasant ankle and foot injuries.
Angela specialises in a Luxury Pedicure here at Linton & Mac, which is a 75 minute service.
This includes a scrub, foot mask, massage and hot booties - finishing with a gel polish too. It is absolute bliss… and a perfect pre holiday treat!
Luxury Pedicure - £45.00
Finally, it is worth noting that treating your feet can in fact, also make you more beautiful as a foot massage maximizes the discharge of your body toxins, which can help with your appearance.
By getting a foot massage, you will be notice your face t be more clear and smooth - foot massages can also eliminate acne.