Tennis Ball Massage: Feet

I’m one of those strange people who actually doesn’t care for foot massages. It’s probably due to the fact that my feet are absurdly ticklish. Still, I know that the majority of people absolutely love getting their feet rubbed. And there are plenty of times – after a long walk or too much time in uncomfortable shoes, for example – when my feet hurt, and I need to make them feel better. But how?

If the thought of someone else touching your feet makes you cringe, or if your spouse/partner/close friend isn’t around to help, use a tennis ball!

I know, I know – I didn’t really need a diagram.

There isn’t much to explain. Stand on a tennis ball; roll it around under your arch. Vary pressure as needed by shifting your weight from one foot to the other. If you find a painful spot, hold for 20 or 30 seconds before moving on. This is great to do regularly or just after a particularly tiring day. Your feet will thank you!

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