Daily Challenge Thursday Mar. 08, 2012

Everyday Well-Being

Give yourself a foot massage.

How to do it

Sit in a comfortable chair and place the arch of your foot on top of a tennis ball or other small ball. Add more weight to your foot and allow the ball to press into your arch. Slowly move your foot and let the ball roll to massage your entire foot, from heel to toe. Continue for about a minute and then switch feet. If you don't have a tennis ball, you can make a fist and use your knuckles to knead the soles of your feet. Press with firm rotating motions.

Why it matters

Massage is great for relaxation! It can also help to alleviate pain, increase flexibility, improve circulation, stretch weak and tight muscles, and reduce muscle cramps.

Fun fact

The oldest known book written about massage is Cong-Fu, or the Toa-Tse. It was written in China and dates back to 3000 B.C.


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