Remedy for Chronic Foot Pain

Julie stretching Carol

Last weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a workshop for reflexologists, learning how to help people with chronic foot pain.

Causes of chronic foot pain include arthritis, plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, peripheral neuropathy, bunions and more. Chronic foot pain plagues a lot of people! And sadly it detracts from our quality of life. It’s very hard to stay off our feet and also be active. So people with foot pain stop being active. They no longer get to do the things they love to do.

By combining reflexology, stretches, and targeted exercises, I can help! In the office, the session will include:
a foot soak with Epsom salt and essential oils
acupressure to a few key acupuncture points,
a little bit of massage therapy
movement therapy to relax tissue and “re-educate” the nerve-to-muscle communication.
When we’re in pain, we compensate and hold ourselves and move in different ways, and in doing so we create imbalances. Some muscles get shortened and tight, while others become weak. In this protocol, we’ll combine “passive” (I move the client’s foot/ankle) and “active” (the client moves their foot/ankle) movements together with massage and reflexology techniques on the calves and feet in order to relax tight muscles and strengthen weak ones.

And because those imbalances can be related to posture, we need to work on muscles and structural issues all the way up to the hips and low back. So in addition to our work in the office, I’ll show clients simple stretches they can do at home to support their recovery and wellness even more!

If we work together, a client can almost always see a great improvement in their chronic foot pain. This workshop was taught by my reflexology mentor Karen Ball, who taught us a very effective protocol. If you know of anyone who is suffering with foot pain, please let them know that natural healing is available!

Category : Blog Posted on May 18, 2016

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