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Foot massage techniques and benefits

5. Heel squeeze

Foot massage techniques and benefits

Heel squeezes may help relieve tension at the back of the foot. To use this technique:

  • hold the top of the foot in one hand
  • hold the back of the heel in the other
  • repeatedly squeeze and release the back of the heel

6. Knuckle or fist work

Foot massage techniques and benefits

Knuckle or fist work is a way to massage the bottom of the foot. To use this technique:

  • hold the back of the foot with one hand
  • hold a knuckle or full fist on the other hand against the bottom of the foot
  • use the knuckle or fist to knead the bottom of the foot, using moderate pressure
  • repeat this motion, working down the ball of the foot to the heel

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