Foot massage techniques and benefits

7. Thumb work

Foot massage techniques and benefits

Thumb work is another foot massage technique that a person can practice on the bottom of the foot. To use this technique:

  • hold the foot with one hand on either side
  • place the fingers on the top of the foot
  • place the thumbs under each foot, on the toe pads
  • use the thumbs to stroke down each toe, using moderate pressure
  • move to the ball of the foot, repeating the downward stroke motion with the thumbs
  • repeat this motion in the arch of the feet and the heel
  • continue for as long as it is enjoyable

8. Pressure points

Foot massage techniques and benefits

Pressing points on the instep is another relaxing foot massage technique. To use this technique:

  • use one hand to support the top of the foot
  • use the thumb of the other hand to press and release the top of the instep
  • gradually move down the instep, repeating this pressing motion
  • continue pressing and releasing, down to the back of the heel

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