After your first stroke - all of a sudden, life choices seem to get very important. That isn’t to say you don’t take things seriously enough already - but now with that experience behind you - it’s important to consider everything. This article is about something refreshing and upbeat, that can help you recover from a stroke faster and more comprehensively and offers a low-risk solution to strategically navigating your world, post-stroke. We will help detail a plan that helps take advantage of the benefits of foot massage for treating post-stroke symptoms.
Interestingly, until recently, the effects of massage and reflexology have been discounted when talking about the treatment of things like stroke. But with the emergence of numerous high profile clinical studies that do show scientific evidence that stroke symptoms can be improved with things as simple and rewarding as foot massage, now it’s no longer in the realm of pseudoscience.
It’s not like Reflexology wasn’t already anecdotally proven, and it’s obvious to proponents of the practice that the methodology is sound, especially given how much relief from symptoms and post-stroke concerns the continued use of the practice can offer. Now, however, it’s clear - foot massage is an indulgence that means something substantial in the treatment of stroke survivors. Get ready for an enhanced quality of life as we help you navigate after your stroke, how to get more foot massages, and also gain relief for those pesky post-stroke conditions.
How can you be sure that treatment for stroke patients with foot massage is more science than hearsay?
Here are some important links to clinical studies that prove there is more to the story than the blanket rejection by some practitioners that stroke patients can benefit from foot massage and other substantially similar techniques.
What types of post-stroke symptoms can foot massage treat?
- Regaining touch control and relieving temporary paralysis
- Reducing anxiety
- Improving overall well-being, quality of life, and outlook
- Improving baseline vitals
- Positive blood pressure benefits
- Pulse rate and blood oxygenation effects
- Improved sleeping satisfaction
- Body temperature regulation
At risk for stroke? Can you prevent potential stroke through foot massage?
We aren’t doctors. Nothing we present here should be taken as medical advice. It’s for informational purposes only. However, there is strong evidence that the types of symptoms that lead up to stroke, and the lifestyle and pre-stroke conditions that exist for some people can be dramatically positively affected by utilizing foot massage and reflexology in combination with other sound health choices to help prevent a stroke from occurring.
It’s important to understand that many of the root causes of stroke involve the transmission of oxygen throughout the body, overall health and well-being, stress level control, and overall health. These are all things that can be helped through proper foot massage and the use of pressure points on the foot, among other healthy lifestyle practices.
While we are firm believers that it’s important to live a healthy lifestyle and that there are numerous important factors in maintaining health, and that foot massage should be part of a larger overall health plan, foot massage can be a luxury that also pays heavy health benefit dividends.
What are some of the steps you can take to start getting more foot massages and helping to avoid, or treat stroke?
- Learn about basic concepts in reflexology to help with specific “pain points” you or a loved one may experience during recovery of a stroke
- Consider using an automated massage device that can lend a hand when limited mobility or limited resource situations exist
- Recognize the need for a holistic approach to viewing conditions, where all possible inputs and variables can be explored. A single treatment option is rarely the best course of action. Foot massage works best in harmony with other best practices
- Seek a better quality of life and to lower overall stress levels and blood pressure
- Consider a multi-part process involving foot massage and other touch massage methods throughout the day, particularly as stress levels are likely to increase, or before retiring for the night
Stroke patients can realize significant benefits from foot massage and other touch massage techniques with regards to the symptoms they experience both pre and post-stroke. It’s important to understand the effect of quality of life, overall stress levels, and blood pressure on the potential for stroke - each of which can be effectively benefited from properly implemented foot massage and reflexology treatments.