Couples who give each other back rubs or foot rubs are reported to have up to FOUR TIMES the intimacy, trust, closeness, and relationship longevity compared to relationships without this wonderful exchange! The same is likely true for all our loved ones, children, friends, and other relatives...
So why isn't everyone giving their loved ones a massages everyday?
Number 1 Reason: It's exhausting
It's hard to argue with the excuse that massage can be a tiring exertion. From hands cramping and fingers aching to back strains from bending over to downright pain in our wrists and other joints... Even professional bodyworkers, with all their training and professional equipment, can get worn out performing a good massage.
Number 2 Reason: Time
With the schedule of activities that the average modern human keeps every day, there is very little time for anything else. On top of being tired physically, we often just need a break from concentrating on anything to just watch some TV or listen to some music for a while. We simply don't have the energy or focus to take care of other's needs.
Is There a Solution? Can we reap the benefits of exchanging this wonderful restorative relationship building bodywork without taking up more time and energy that we don't have to spare?
The answer lies in your feet ... more specifically, stepping on your loved ones!
Similar to Thai massage, standing over your loved one lying comfortably on a mat or cushions on the floor provides the leverage to perform an awesome feeling and very effective massage with minimal effort, light concentration, and a short amount of time!
With one foot planted on the floor and the other literally stepping on your loved one, you can give a tremendous gift of health and pleasure while watching a movie, listening to music, talking about your day, etc. In just 10 to 20 minutes, you can change someone's entire day. And because you're using body weight instead of your muscles, feet instead of your hands, you can have enough energy to give a floor massage to each member of your family without getting tired.
Many couples and families who realize the benefit of this simple technique below make it a daily practice after dinner or around bedtime. Try it and see for yourself what a quality of life enhancement it can make!
*The information in this article is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition and does not substitute for a thorough evaluation by a medical professional. Please consult your physician to determine whether these self-care tips are appropriate for you.