Massage therapy is one of the most popular forms of natural health treatment in Australia.
Massages aren't just good for your mental health, it also has tremendous physical benefits.
Whether you're sitting in a massage chair, getting some aromatherapy from a professional, or just enjoying a quick ten-minute massage at the nail salon, massage is everywhere these days.
In this blog post, we're going to outline how a leg massager can benefit you.
How A Leg Massager Can Help With Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome affects lots of Australians, causing a sensation of "creepy crawlies" up and down the legs, making it impossible to sit still. Though interestingly, RLS is classified as a sleeping disorder, if you're suffering from it, you know you notice it most when you're awake.
Massage is a popular treatment for those suffering from RLS, as it improves circulation of your lymph fluid. This has a detoxifying effect, as it gets rid of metabolic waste.
Using a leg massager if you're dealing with RLS can also help to lower your blood pressure.
Of course, a leg massager can also help to relieve the constant stress that comes with RLS.
Other Benefits Of A Leg Massager
Above all, leg massagers increase circulation. Blood and nutrients have to travel all the way from your heart to your legs, so circulation issues in the lower half of your body are common.
But improved circulation isn't the only reason why people seek out leg massages.
Massaging this area can also help to reduce any swelling, which can, in turn, lead to a lowered body fat.
Because if you ignore swelling in your legs and body for prolonged periods, your body fat can increase.
Tips On At-Home Leg Massages
Whether you're using a leg massager or simply your hands, the right technique can make all the difference.
Start from the bottom of your foot to the ankle, and slowly press and push your hands up the ankle.
Then, move your fingers in a circular motion, with the pressure of your choice, slowly up your calf muscle.
You should also massage directly on the outside of your shin bone, as this is a place where tension in the leg often builds but is ignored.
Don't ignore the area around your knee - but be gentle when performing self-massage here, as this is a sensitive area. Doing so can help to stimulate your lymph nodes.
Find A Leg Massager That's Right For You
Of course, a partner or friend can easily give you a leg massage - but fortunately, your leg massager can't claim that it's too tired for the job.
For more information about how massage can help re-center you, work alongside medications and other treatments to help you deal with a chronic illness or pain, and more, check out our website.
We carry a wide selection of massage chairs designed to target and heal your trouble areas.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us to learn more!