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Foot massage techniques and benefits

1. Warmup twists

Foot massage techniques and benefits

Warmup twists are one way to start a foot massage. To use this technique:

  • place the palms on either side of the foot
  • gently pull the right side of the foot forward while pushing the left side back
  • push the left side of the foot back while pulling the right side forward
  • repeat this twisting motion, working the hands from the ankle to the toes

The gentle twisting motion helps warm up the foot in preparation for further massage.

2. Arch rubs

Foot massage techniques and benefits

People can use arch rubs to massage the underside of the foot. To use this technique:

  • hold the top of the foot in one hand
  • with the fingers of the other hand, rub the length of the arch
  • do this repeatedly, from the heel to the ball of the foot

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