Barefoot massage does so many good things for your body in general, but it has some wonderful benefits for your spine specifically. The deep compression and gliding movements along the thick muscles that run the length of the spine helps to melt the deep facial layers and release trigger points, adhesions, and facial restrictions.
This helps get everything including the vertebra themselves loosened up and moving freely again.
If that sounds good to you, you'll love the advanced techniques of this style.
The skilled foot of the barefoot therapist can create an awesome push-pull-pumping effect on the soft tissues around the vertebral disks that can reposition the nucleus pulposus ( a jelly like substance in side the spinal disk), moving back to it's central position, which in turn relieves spinal nerve irritations.
These irritations can be the root cause for muscle weakness, pain, numbness, and tingling in the arms, legs, or areas of the back and neck.
Barefoot massage is one of the best treatments for spinal deviations like scoliosis and hyperkyphosis, because it helps traction and decompress the entire vertebral column as well as deeply addressing tight paraspinal muscles that get pulled in unnatural ways from the exaggerated misalignment caused by either of these conditions.
Some other conditions of the spine that have benefitted from deep barefoot massage techniques are:
Many of the barefoot stokes stretch and elongate the spine as well as compress and heat the tissues which energize them and rehydrate them with blood and oxygen.
So if you've been curious about barefoot massage but it sounds too "out there" or painful, I suggest giving it a try. With all these benefits, It could be the exact massage style that you've been looking for.
Oh! and to ease your fear that it maybe painful to recieve, it's been described as "The deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet." So not only does it get in deep therapeutically, it also feels relaxing and luxurious too!
Did I convince you to give it a try?
what are your thoughts on this method of deep tissue massage??
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Gaia Bodywork PLLC is the private massage practice of Hillary Arrieta LMT040051 and is located in Richardson, TX. Hillary offers the best massage services in the area for pain and stress management. Visit Gaiabodywork.com for more information.
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