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How to Give the BEST Foot Rub!

At the end of a long day, when your feet are aching and sore, many people would love a foot massage.

 

A foot massage, or a massage to any part of the body can help relieve stress and is a great way to relax at the end of the day!

 

Watch Dr. Rob show you exactly how to master this technique!

 

So now you know the “How”, lets talk about the “Why”.  Which is 3-4 reasons why your significant other should be giving you regular foot rubs!

1. It reduces stress!

  • Regular massage can reduce physical tension that we carry as a result of stress! When we are stressed we produce a stress hormone called cortisol which can contribute to weight gain, sleeplessness, digestive problems and headaches. Massage has been shown to reduce cortisol levels and allow the body to enter recovery mode.

 

2. It boosts your immune system

  • High levels of stress and cortisol have been shown to make the body vulnerable to illness and injury. When the body relaxes and muscle tension is reduced during massage the immune   system can function better! A study in 2010 found that a massage can boost white blood cell count which plays a large role in defending the body from disease.

 

3. It eases muscle pain

  • Sore muscles from exercising or everyday life can be relieved by massage! The hands on pressure during a massage increases blood circulation to sore muscles which promotes healing.

 

4. It improves your mood

  • Manual pressure can help release feel good hormones which improve your mood! In particular oxytocin, AKA the love hormone, gets released during human-touch or contact. So giving a foot rub could save you the next time you forget to wash the dishes or switch over the laundry!

 

Share this with your significant other, your children, and anyone you can swindle into touching your feet to show them why they should be doing this every night!

 

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