In a recent survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 77 percent of the 1000 adults surveyed reported foot pain. Half of all adults say that foot pain restricts their activities – walking, exercising, working, or playing with children – in some way. In addition, people say they would exercise more (39 percent) and participate in more activities (41 percent) if not for foot pain.
There is no doubt that foot massage matters. Clients often request specific work on their feet or experience their deepest level of relaxation during the foot massage. Furthermore, the depth, pace, and fluidity of your foot massage and the variety of techniques you use to manipulate soft tissue can set you apart from other therapists and leave a vivid impression on a client.
To help you provide a memorable foot massage, we’ve created a free guide for you that includes video and step-by-step instructions. If you already offer an exceptional foot massage routine as part of wellness sessions, you may appreciate adding some of these techniques. However, if you are still developing your foot massage, this routine may become your go-to.