Foot Reflexology Relieves Plantar Faciitis

“I initially started getting foot reflexology when I suffered from plantar faciitis. It helped far more than the physical therapy which I was also getting. Ever since then, I continue to get one once a month and have had no foot problems.”- Carolyn Weissrunningandreflexology-300x200

Reflexology has long been used as a way to treat ailments of the body through stimulating reflex points located throughout the bottom of the foot. Reflexology is beneficial because it works through increasing the blood-flow to certain areas of the body, increasing circulation to tissues, glands, organs and improving well-being and health to the body. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot ailments, where individuals feel pain along the bottom of the heel. Sharp pain is usually felt along the heel during the first steps in the morning, after not putting pressure on it throughout the night.

Reflexology is beneficial because it stretches and relieves heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. During this treatment, ligaments and muscles of the foot are relaxed and loosened, in addition to the calf muscles. The entire lower leg and foot experiences increased circulation, muscle relief and improved flexibility. Those who routinely go for a reflexology session experience less pain in the foot, heel and lower leg and are able to maintain full flexibility when doing daily activities.