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Foot Massage

Postby RonPerth » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:08 pm

Do any of you do it yourselves? I'm thinking in terms of therapeutic, not just 'recreational' massage. Any links to how-to's?

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Postby moof324 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:16 pm

I don't have any links, but have seen different places online that give a foot chart that shows what massaging each part of the foot is supposed to stimulate in the body--try looking up reflexology charts.
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Postby NewFinnLoper » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:15 pm

I have a wooden roller with 'lumps' all over it...I place it on the floor and roll my foot over it - concentrating on areas that are sore...I have even used it on a table to stretch out my achilles...It beats trying to contort my body 8) so that I can reach those areas of my feet to massage them...

Also a friend of mine has done "reflexology" on my feet and it is amazing! But she isn't licensed or anything...she just learned by reading about it...
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Postby turd ferguson » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:19 pm

I have some quotes from Pulp Fiction in my head right now that I shouldn't post.

But to answer your question, I've used the wooden rollers as well, for the same reason as NFL (contortions).
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Postby HCcD » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:23 pm

You got to find yourself a Reflexologist .... Let my Reflexology Certification lapse a few years ago ... :? :?
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Postby runcherylrun » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:06 pm

HCmD wrote:You got to find yourself a Reflexologist .... Let my Reflexology Certification lapse a few years ago ... :? :?


One of my best friends is a licensed reflexologist - I'm a huge fan & firm believer in it.


I usually get a treatment once a month - unfortunately she's been going thru some tuff times with a detached retinae :( and I haven't had a treatment in a while but hope to get back on track with her soon. :D


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