Can You Massage The Ankle?

Ankle Massage

Our feet are often the most neglected part of our body, which seems very unfair considering the fact that they bear the whole weight of the body all day long. It is because of our feet that we are able to move from one point to another, carry a lot of load, maintain our balance while moving, and participate in many sporting activities, and still, they are the least pampered part of our body.

Ankle – a region where the leg and foot meet is of prime importance when we talk about mobility and flexibility.  A small strain/sprain in the ankle can easily inhibit your ability to perform seemingly basic functions such as walking, running, driving, or even standing. With the ankle mobility being involved in so many movements, it is no wonder this treatment is gaining popularity in the hyper-busy world that we live in today. 

What is It?

Since the ankle is the connection between the foot and the leg, the foot and legs are always involved in ankle massage.

There are a number of ways to treat the ankle and improve its mobility and flexibility. Therapists use a combination of manual techniques and needling or cupping. In order for your ankle to provide normal dynamic control and function, you need to make sure that your calf, foot, and ankle muscles are rekeased and at their correct length. It is also extremely important that you use resistance and stretching exercises to maintain the muscles. 

Please keep in mind that if you are interested in improving the mobility and flexibility of your ankle, you will be required to do some simple stretches, mobility drills, and will need a decent amount of consistency and patience from your side. 

The Key Benefits Of Ankle Massage

Following are some of the key benefits of this treatment:

  • improves blood circulation
  • improves range of motion
  • improves the flexibility
  • promotes relaxation
  • promotes healing
  • alleviates inflammation 
  • relieves pain and soreness
  • improves field performance

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