Plantar Fasciitis and Reflexology
One of the most frequently asked questions is if reflexology can help alleviate heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Reflexologists know first-hand that reflexology provides an effective yet safe treatment option to address this ailment.
Reflexology can be beneficial in relieving foot, heel and lower leg pain while improving overall health. Reflexology works to break up crystals in the foot, loosen tight fascia bands and relax muscle and ligament tension in feet and lower legs while increasing circulation and flexibility to decrease pain levels while improving health overall.
Reflexology can bring many advantages when used regularly as part of your foot care routine, from massage therapy and stretching exercises, to wearing the appropriate shoes, helping reduce pain, swelling, and increase range of motion in your foot.
Massage and Deep Tissue Work
For serious cases of plantar fasciitis, professional massage therapists from Zeel’s network should perform deep tissue work on your foot. This type of massage loosens tight tendons, ligaments and fascia which have tightened over time reducing inflammation while increasing healing.
At home, try self-massage with a rolling pin or foam roller once or twice daily for one to three minutes each session, gradually increasing pressure as necessary until you feel comfortable. Do this either barefoot or with socks on for at least six weeks for optimal results.
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