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Pain after foot massage?

Pain after foot massage?

Less vigorous: There are certain structures or conditions that over vigorous foot massage can inflame. 1st is the nerves in your hoot. They are in between the metatarsal heads and can be enlarged (morton's neuroma) and hurt by undue pressure. Unstable toejoints or fixed deformities of the toes can also become inflamed by ill applied massage. Remember not all pain during massage is beneficial! ...Read more

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How should I feel after a foot massage?

How should I feel after a foot massage?

Relaxed.: A foot massage will often relax your entire body for a short period of time. ...Read more

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Can getting a good foot massage help with other parts of the body that need improving?

Can getting a good foot massage help with other parts of the body that need improving?

Eastern med says yes: Traditional Eastern medicine says that most most organ health can be accessed through the pressure points of the foot. This is a large focus of acupuncture. ...Read more

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So I work 8 hours a day nd when im done my, feet. Back and butt is hurting what can I do to fix it I feel like I need a butt massage?

So I work 8 hours a day nd when im done my, feet. Back and butt is hurting what can I do to fix it I feel like I need a butt massage?

See physiatrist: This could be from gluteus medius or piriformis spasm vs referred pain from the low back. A physiatrist can determine the cause and make treatment recommendations ranging from stretching, core strengthening to muscle relaxants and trigger point injections. ...Read more

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Could it be inappropriate for a guy to massage the feet of a male friend!?

Could it be inappropriate for a guy to massage the feet of a male friend!?

It could: That would depend on each individual and their comfort with who they are as well as their sexuality. In many countries outside of the us, heterosexual males often walk in public while holding hands and hugging one another closely. ...Read more

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I'm 3month pregnant. Is it ok to have a foot or head massage?

I'm 3month pregnant. Is it ok to have a foot or head massage?

Of course: It is recommended because massage therapy has multiple positive effects, including: sleep improvement, lower anxiety, increase the level of serotonin and dopamine. Congratulations! ...Read more

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How can you give a good foot and leg massage?

How can you give a good foot and leg massage?

This is where: Google comes in handy....I am sure you can find demonstrations on there. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do spa massage and foot massage during pregnancy?

Is it okay to do spa massage and foot massage during pregnancy?

Generally yes: If they know you're pregnant. Check w/your OB before deciding. Early in pregnancy is safer than later. ...Read more

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My 4.5 yr old daughter has been complaining of pain in her thighs or feet. I try to massage around the areas of pain but it doesn't alleviate the pain?

Day or night?: If the pains are occurring mainly during the night, it is most likely muscular pain related to the muscles not getting stretched out during the night and causing cramping/pain. Doing stretching exercises routinely before bed often diminishes these symptoms. If the pain is during the day, this is more unusual and warrants evaluation by your child's doc. Make sure vitamin and water intake is good. ...Read more

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Any truth to what I just read on Net: foot massage can increase height of people of ALL ages by several inches by stimulating growth hormone secretion?

Any truth to what I just read on Net: foot massage can increase height of people of ALL ages by several inches by stimulating growth hormone secretion?

None: Foot massage is fine to do. If one starts foot massage at a young age, say age 10 years... and continues foot massage until age 20 years, one will notice a large amount of height growth between age 10 and age 20. Of course, it is not due to the foot massages. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get a mild foot and back massage while pregnant? I'm 6 weeks pregnant now. Thanks!

Is it okay to get a mild foot and back massage while pregnant? I'm 6 weeks pregnant now. Thanks!

See below: This should be safe. Make sure there is minimal pressure put on your abdomen during the massage. The best thing would be for them to concentrate on shoulders and upper back in a reclining chair, not on a table. ...Read more

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In reflexology is there a specific area on the hands or feet that I can massage or manipulate for insomnia?

In reflexology is there a specific area on the hands or feet that I can massage or manipulate for insomnia?

Not a proven therapy: Realy don't know. Probably reflexology charts online? Unfortunately, there are no double blind placebo controlled studies that indicate any clinical effectiveness of reflexology. ...Read more

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My wife's toes constantly feel like they're frozen and thawing. The only thing that helps temporarily is foot massage. She won't go to a doctor.

My wife's toes constantly feel like they're frozen and thawing. The only thing that helps temporarily is foot massage. She won't go to a doctor.

She should go to: One otherwise her feet will continue to feel that way. It would be important to determine if they are actually cold or she perceives them as cold, as this will help differentiate between a vascular vs neurological situation. Is this year round or only in the winter? What are her other medical problems? This sounds like something that can be helped btw, so she should not be so stubborn. ...Read more

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