(Last Updated on : 19-04-2019)
Lower legs and knees massage is very relaxing and soothing for the entire body and mind
. According to Aromatherapy
, it is especially helpful for those who are involved in jobs that require standing for long hours. It is the best way to reduce stress
from the lower legs and knees. Massage
basically is the therapeutic application of healing
touch. This ancient form
of healing and relaxation
not only makes one feel good but also provides relief from pain.
Procedure of Lower Legs and Knees Massage
The procedure of Lower Legs and Knees Massage is given step by step below:
There are four points on the knee where the pressure should be applied for the massage. To apply pressure and work with this area one should hold two points by thumbs
of both hands
and the two fingers (forefingers) should be placed in the hollow area of the knee near the tendons.
The thumbs should be placed in a way that they are holding the two alternate points and not to be placed parallel to each other. One thumb should be placed on the lower part of the knee and the other on the higher side of the knee.
which are on the hollow area near the tendons should provide enough pressure on the pressure point near tendons. With the thumbs one should make circular movement clockwise with the right hand and anticlockwise with the left hand.
One should then change the position of the thumbs, by reversing the order, and covering the other side of the knee.
After this, the hollow area of the knee should be rubbed in a little faster rhythm and the massage of the lower leg then should be started.
For massaging the lower leg the foot should be raised and placed on the knee of the massager in such a way that the muscles
of the calves are completely loose.
Tapping, kneading and shaking should be done in proper order and then oil
should be applied on the skin.
There are three important points here in this area of calves. The two points on the sides should be given pressure and rubbed making a circular movement. After this the massager should work with the calves. He should make the shape of his palms like a cup and start rubbing the calves alternately with both hands in a fast rhythm.
The massage of the lower leg finishes with the rubbing of either side of the area of the ankle joint, just above the heels. This is an importance area where the famous sciatic nerve passes through.
Lastly, massage the foot with circular movement clockwise for the right foot and anticlockwise for the left foot.