The Amazing Benefits of Foot Massage

Most people find a foot massage relaxing but are unaware of the multiple additional benefits that the might be enjoying:

1. Improved Circulation.

Do your feet turn purple or blue when it is cold or become red and swollen in the heat? This could be due to poor circulation. The heart pumps blood throughout the body through the circulatory system. It takes the longest amount of time for blood to reach the extremities, especially the feet.

A 15 to 20-minute foot massage before you lay your head to rest increases blood circulation to the feet and throughout the body.

2. Pain Relief.

Most of us turn to foot massage to ease the pain that is caused by running, walking or standing for long periods of time. A foot massage does wonders for relieving this type of pain but has the added advantage of providing pain relief in other parts of the body. A recent study showed that people who receive regular foot massage are less likely to experience headaches and migraines.

3. Minimize The Stress

Stress, anxiety, and pressure are all causes of high blood pressure. A relaxing foot massage lowers these factors and lowers the blood pressure. People who suffer from high blood pressure can benefit from just a 10-minute foot massage at least 3 times a week.

4. PMS And Menopause

The severity of symptoms experienced by women going through menopause or their monthly menstrual cycle can vary. Foot massage has been food to alleviate most of these symptoms including:

– Mood Swings
– Depression
– Anxiety and Stress
– Tiredness
– Insomnia
– Hot Flashes
– Pain

Regular foot massage, as well as foot massage when the symptoms appear, can be very beneficial and relaxing.

5. Pregnancy And Foot Massage

The blood volume in the body increases during pregnancy resulting in swollen feet that are painful. Foot massage will alleviate the swelling and as a result, prevent more severe conditions such as Edema. Daily massage is recommended.

kenkoh-balance-brown massage sandals

How To Get That All Important Foot Massage

While you can massage your own feet, it is often better to get someone else to do it for you to get the most enjoyment and benefit from the process. Partners, friends and family members can provide a good foot rub. Alternatively, you can get a professional massage. You can also invest in a foot bath or electrical massager to get the relief you want when you need it most. But your best bet would be to purchase Japanese massage sandals from Kenkoh. Kenkoh massage sandals have hundreds of rubber finders that massage your feet as you walk. View the styles at Kenkoh Relief.

massage flip flops


One day, back in the late Sixties, while visiting home, my mother in sheer frustration at seeing my raggedy appearance, long hair and scraggly beard, called me a misfit. She immediately tried to take it back thinking it was the ultimate of insults.  I,  on the other hand thought it was the perfect adjective to describe me and the highest of compliments.

When it came to blending in with the crowd in not only appearance, but in thinking, feeling, and expression I was clearly a misfit.

More than forty years have passed since that day when my mother’s slip of the tongue defined me, and though less comfortable standing out in a crowd, with affect and personality somewhat tempered, I still proudly regard myself as a misfit.

So what does that have to do with this Site, or my company. Sadly, the legal name of my company  is not Misfits Media Group. I kind of wish it were, but pragmatism has overtaken my need for free expression and I have learned  to keep my light hidden.

I purchased this domain name as a tribute to the person I once was and who I remain inside. I have no idea what I will put on this Site, but I am certain that whatever it is, the me of forty years ago would have hated it.

P.S. I decided to go with healthy footwear, namely Birkenstocks and Kenkoh reflexology sandals. Yes, the youth who wore high boots even in the summer heat would not have approved.