Here in the Morzine mountains we have all been doing a huge amount of Ski Touring, Splitboarding and Snow Shoeing. It’s been so awesome to see everyone out being so fit and healthy! It is however, super important we are looking after our bodies and helping them take on the extra exercise we are doing!
How many of us love a foot rub? *Raise Hand*. And this is usually after a normal day, let alone a day of Ski Touring, Splitboarding or Snow Shoeing. We put our feet through a lot, so let’s give them something back! There are huge benefits to a foot massage, even just 10 minutes can make a massive difference to your foot health. To name a few:
- Increased Circulation
- De-stress and Relaxation
- Relieve Pain & Tension
- Assist with Muscle Soreness
If you are pregnant, these moves are unfortunately not for you. Please drop me a message I am fully trained in Pregnancy Massage and can give you a truly heavenly treatment. When giving yourself or someone else a foot massage, start gently, less is definitely more!
My Basic Foot Massage Techniques (Pictures Below)
ONE: Using the heel of your hand, with a firm pressure work up your foot from heel to toe in smooth movements
TWO: Using your thumbs, start with them together in the centre of your foot and push them apart towards the edges of your foot, work up your foot from heel to toe.
THREE: Using 3 fingers, start from your heal and work towards your toes in the centre of your foot with more direct pressure
FOUR: Using your knuckles, make small circles on the base of your heel.
FIVE. Make friction pinch moves around the back of your heel and up your achilles tendon
SIX: Using two fingers, or two thumbs, make small circles at the base of your toes, where they join your foot. Work along from big toe to little.
SEVEN: A Bonus move, stretch your toes back using the heel of your hand.