Foot Massage Is Gaining Popularity. Is It Safe?
June 01, 2011 - Master Kung
Since the discovery of shoes by mankind to protect our feet, our body has
been deprived off the natural healing process of foot reflexology that takes place automatically when we walk
In an attempt to address this ‘mistake’, mankind come out with foot reflexology path, foot massage
therapy, massage shoes, massage rollers, expensive massage chair and many other gadgets.
Yes, foot massage is safe if we can replicate the natural process of healing. In reflexology,
missing a point or massaging a wrong point does not harm you. The ‘wrong’ point you massaged will just reactivate
the organs related to that point.
Safety becomes a question when we depart from this natural process e.g. applying excessive
pressure or time on a specific point on our feet.
When should foot massage be avoided?
Other than application of extreme pressure and excessive time, foot massage should be avoided when
the situation for having a massage does not reflect the natural process of healing by barefoot
1. Foot reflexology helps balance the equilibrium of our body system. It helps dislodged blocked
energy points. It does not rebuild a critically broken down body system. As such, critically ill people should
check with their primary care physician before scheduling reflexology therapy.
2. Pressure should not be applied to some reflex points on the feet of cancer patients. The
American Cancer Society warns that complications may result if the manipulation is not performed by a trained
professional who is experienced in working with cancer patients.
3. Individuals for whom cancer has spread to the bones have an
increased risk of bone fracture when physical pressure is applied to an area weakened by the disease.
4. Women who are pregnant should not receive treatments during the first three months of
5. Individuals with low platelet counts tend to bruise more easily from the pressure of massage and
should avoid foot massage too.
6. Wearing a massage shoe for an excessively long time can be harmful. Most
professional massage shoe manufacturers recommend no more than 10 minutes of continuous
Understanding and taking note of the points above, foot massage is a pleasurable and beneficial
interest to pick up.
Many across the world have benefitted from foot massage. It helps in pain relief for cancer
patients, impotence, high blood pressure and many more. Foot massage cures when others fail? Find out here.
Of so many places to massage on the body, why massage the feet?
Some places offering foot massage in Malaysia:
Foot Massage at Johor Bahru Health
Kuala Lumpur Health Centers
Penang Health Centers
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