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How Massage Chairs Help with Plantar Fasciitis

Marie Haller
How Massage Chairs Help with Plantar Fasciitis

It may be very difficult to manage the pain if you have plantar fasciitis. The role of massage treatment in this is clear.

According to studies, massage can increase blood flow, lessen scar tissue, and improve lymphatic circulation.

In 85% of studies using massage therapy to treat plantar fasciitis, pain was reduced and mobility was improved. In a different case study, patients with plantar fasciitis who had massages twice weekly reported significantly reduced pain and more mobility.

The Benefits of Massage for Plantar Fasciitis Patients

  1. Deep massages can help to relieve tension and encourage relaxation.
  2. Regular massages help the foot's circulation and blood flow. Pulling, twisting, and squeezing exercises aid to enhance lymph fluid circulation and drain away lactic acid.
  3. Massages can relieve stress by lowering cortisol levels, which aids in your body's relaxation and recovery.

Doing a Massage for Plantar Fasciitis Relief at Home

There are several techniques to reduce the discomfort of plantar fasciitis. The ones that work well are:

Pull massage

Put your thumbs in the middle of each foot. While simultaneously pulling with one thumb toward the left side of your foot, use the other thumb to pull toward the right side of your foot.

Push massage

Gently use your thumbs to push along the sole of your foot. Push forward from your heel to your toes, and then move back down again.

Ball massager

Push along the bottom of your foot gently with your thumbs. From your heel to your toes, push forward, then descend once more.

Human Touch massage chairs

Human Touch massage chairs are the ideal choice for you to have a professional-level treatment at home if you want a more passive, immersive experience. Here are some of the top options for foot massages that we've discovered.

1. Certus Massage Chair

How Massage Chairs Help with Plantar FasciitisHow it assists:

  • Target the calves and feet for tightness with outer orbital massage
  • Underfoot reflexology rollers
  • Using heat to reduce pain

2. Super Novo Massage Chair

How Massage Chairs Help with Plantar FasciitisHow it helps:

  • Foot rollers that may be intensified
  • Using heat to ease tension
  • Automatic height adjustment for focused application

3. Reflex5s Foot and Calf Massager

How Massage Chairs Help with Plantar FasciitisHow it helps:

  • Robotic 3D technology imitates the movements of a trained massage therapist
  • Emphasizes the calves and feet to ease tension and discomfort
  • Circulation is improved through massage of the calves using Figure-Eight and CirQlation® technologies.
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