Massage therapy is one of the most popular forms of healing, even for plantar fasciitis! The body’s soft tissue areas are composed of muscles, connective tissues, and tendons. Massage therapy can help loosen tight muscles and encourage relaxation. Below we’ve explained the benefits of massaging your plantar fascia when experiencing serious pain.
Promotes Muscle RelaxationA deep, planta fascia massage directly targets the source of pain, ultimately eliminating tension and inducing relaxation. Massages stimulate circulation to injured areas of the plantar fascia, increasing nutrient and oxygen uptake in the muscles. The boost of activity to the affected sites reduce stiffness and swelling, as well as increasing flexibility. Massage therapy also releases endorphins (pain-killing hormones) and boosts dopamine and serotonin levels throughout the body. All the hormones released during the process help the body physically and emotionally, promoting healing, pain management, and relief.
Improve CirculationA regular plantar fascia massage is known to boost circulation in the feet! A massage can help promote increased circulation due to the hands-on pressure, which moves blood through damaged and congested areas of the foot. Squeezing, pulling and twisting removes lactic acid from the muscle tissues. The practice improves the lymph fluid circulation, which removes any metabolic waste produced. Adding a massage to your daily routine can deliver the rich blood supply your feet need to promote healing!
Stress-RelievingStressed out after a long day on your feet? Massage therapy can reduce mental and physical stress. When you’re stressed out, the body is tense and filled with cortisol. High levels of cortisol in the body can contribute to weight gain, digestive problems, headaches, and sleeplessness. Studies show cortisol levels drop dramatically after a massage. As cortisol declines, the body enters recovery mode, triggering feelings of relaxation and pleasure.
After the Massage is Over: The Healing Sole
Sliding your feet into The Healing Sole helps you heal and recover. With your first step, the cluffy wedge elevates the big toe and gently stretches the plantar fascia. As your foot pushes off, the rocker bottom sole sways to reduce tension. When your foot meets the ground again, the compressible heel and raised arch absorb the weight of the body. Soft neoprene straps help to hold your foot in place as you move. We equipped the latest version of The Healing Sole with a durable outsole. Now our flip-flops last even longer and can support extended outdoor wear!