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How to make the Shiatsu massage to tired feet

Updated on April 23, 2015

Most of the Eastern cultures shares particular feet's attention (both physical and spiritual), which goes far beyond the concept of care meant in the West. In the East, in fact, feet are considered a sacred part of the body, as they represent the contact of man with the earth.

The patient should be lying prone on a soft surface with a small pillow under his feet, which should be about twelve inches away from each other. Standing and facing the opposite direction to the patient, lean your heels gently on the feet of the patient.
Keeping your knees slightly flexed all the time, gradually put all your weight on the feet of the patient. Rhythmically move the weight from left foot to right, increasing the knee's flexion one leg at a time. Increase the pressure by straightening the knee and focusing the contact zone on the heel.
This kind of foot massage is especially appreciated as a preparation for sleep. The technique described here is recommended by state of fatigue and exhaustion.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This sounds really nice and I'm sure that I would really come away relaxed from such a treatment. It's amazing at how your feet balance our lives when they are well and when not so well. Great post.

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      My wife and i love getting massages. Shitsu and Thai massage are two of our favorites.

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      IN2Deep 6 years ago

      Worked all day-My feet feel the need for a massage now-thanks for sharing.

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      leann2800 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing.

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      b2b-sales-europe 6 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      Hey Lorenzo,

      thanks for following! This is a good one.

      Our feet carry us all ife, all day long and mostly don't get the respect they earned already.

      Treat your partners feet from time to time when he/she is really down or worn out or ask for it, when you feel like it. Its really relaxing and balancing your mood.

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      Lorenzo27 6 years ago from Pistoia, Italy

      I'm happy if this hub is useful for you. Goodnight everybody! :)

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      Tonette Fornillos 6 years ago from The City of Generals

      I've tried the little exercise and it worked! My knees felt relaxed! Thanks for this idea Lorenzo. It's really a preparation for sleep! Interesting and voted up!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      I am a big fan of accupressure. Did not know about this technique though...I just might give it a try.

      thanks & voted up and interesting!

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      Stephanie Das 6 years ago from Miami, US

      I like that your hubs are very short and to-the-point. Massage is so healthy for your body and mind. Voted up and useful.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      I voted it up also. Great info and boy could I use that type of massage on my feet!

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      Ghaelach 6 years ago

      Hy Lorenzo.

      Has my wife got a supprise tonight.

      Very interesting and voted up.

      Take care.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      This sounds heavenly! Thanks.

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      JR Krishna 6 years ago from India

      Interesting. I love foot massage after a tiring day. Gives good sleep.

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      Thanks Lorenzo27, would try it for sure!

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      Paul Cronin 6 years ago from Winnipeg

      Hey, my wife would absolutely love this massage, thanks for the info!

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      HattieMattieMae 6 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      Sounds good to me! :) lol