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We are thrilled to announce that we've been named the Holistic Health & Wellness Centre of the Year 2024 by the prestigious Corporate Live Wire Innovation & Excellence Awards! This accolade is a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional wellness services and vocational training. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all our clients, learners, and supporters for trusting us with your wellness journeys. Your unwavering support has made this achievement possible, and we are motivated to continue offering the highest standards of care and education.

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About Us

Here at The Full Spectrum Centre Limited, we firmly believe that each individual holds the key to their own healing journey and deeply believe in the innate power of every individual to guide their own journey towards holistic well-being. It's not just about treating symptoms or offering temporary fixes - it's about empowering our clients to uncover the root of their issues and harness their internal resources to heal and grow.

Our role is to support, guide, and empower our clients as they unlock their personal potential and discover their own path to well-being. Through our comprehensive range of therapies such as massage, reiki, and reflexology and courses, we provide the tools and knowledge necessary to maintain a balanced lifestyle in today's fast-paced world. Our approach, whether it be through therapy or training, is always personalised and mindful of the individual's unique experiences, needs, and aspirations.

Through a diverse range of therapies, training courses, and workshops, we equip our clients with the necessary tools, knowledge, and confidence to sustain balance, health, and happiness in their lives. This goes beyond just physical wellness. We place equal emphasis on emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being because we know that true health is multifaceted and interconnected.

By focusing on nurturing the mind, body, soul and spirit, we create personalised wellness plans. We have a proven track record and our experienced wellness coaches, complementary therapists, and hypnotherapists support you every step of the way, helping you cultivate a self-care mindset that leads to lasting positive change.

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Deep Tissue Massage and Reflexology for Plantar Fasciitis

October 01, 20236 min read

Introduction

Plantar fasciitis can be an excruciating condition that affects many people worldwide. Before diving into the therapeutic benefits of deep tissue massage and reflexology, let's understand the importance and prevalence of this foot ailment.

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

For those unfamiliar with the term, plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the band of tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. This common foot condition causes intense heel pain and can make even simple tasks, like walking, a challenge. It's often caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repetitive strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament, leading to pain and swelling. Wearing shoes with inadequate support, running, or being overweight are all factors.

Deep Tissue Massage: An Overview

Deep tissue massage, as the name suggests, delves deep into the muscles and fascia (connective tissue). It's particularly effective for chronically tight and tense areas such as stiff necks, sore shoulders, and tight leg muscles. When applied to the foot, particularly the heel and arch areas, it helps in breaking down the adhesions causing pain and increasing circulation to promote healing. It can provide immense relief to those suffering from plantar fasciitis.

Reflexology: Not Just Foot Massage

Reflexology revolves around the principle that our feet (and hands) have specific reflex zones linked to other parts of the body. By manipulating these zones, we can stimulate the body's healing process and relieve pain. Reflexology, when tailored for plantar fasciitis, focuses on the heel and arch, aiming to reduce pain and inflammation.

Integrating Both Therapies

Why choose one when you can benefit from both? Integrating deep tissue massage and reflexology provides a dual approach to tackling plantar fasciitis pain, creating a holistic treatment plan. Deep tissue massage targets the physical aspect of the ailment, breaking down knots and improving blood flow. In contrast, reflexology works on a more holistic level, harnessing the body's innate healing capabilities. Both modalities complement each other, providing broader relief and faster healing for plantar fasciitis.

Practical Tips for Home Care

While professional treatments are beneficial, there are also techniques you can employ at home. Gentle foot stretches and targeting specific reflexology points can further your healing journey.

In between professional sessions, consider these tips:

  • Stretch Regularly - Make a habit of stretching your feet, especially the Achilles tendon and calf muscles, to improve flexibility and reduce tension in the plantar fascia.

  • Footwear Matters - Invest in shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole. Avoid walking barefoot or in flip-flops as they can exacerbate the condition.

  • Foot Roller or Tennis Ball - Roll your foot over a foot roller or tennis ball to simulate the effects of deep tissue massage. It can help in relieving muscle tension and improving blood circulation.

  • Epsom Salt Soak - Soaking your feet in warm water with Epsom salt can offer relief by relaxing muscles and drawing out toxins.

  • Over-the-Counter Relief - Over-the-counter orthotics or heel cushions can provide temporary relief. However, consult your doctor before using any over-the-counter products.

  • Use Cold Packs - Applying an ice pack to the affected area for 15-20 minutes can help in reducing inflammation.

  • Hydrate and Diet - Drinking plenty of water and eating anti-inflammatory foods can aid in reducing inflammation from within.

  • Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques - Stress can worsen any pain. Simple mindfulness exercises or deep breathing can help you cope better with the discomfort.

  • Keep a Symptom Diary - Keeping track of your symptoms and what activities exacerbate them can provide valuable information for your healthcare provider.

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication - Non-prescription anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can offer temporary relief but consult your doctor for long-term solutions.

Practicing Foot Exercises

Consistent foot exercises can significantly improve the strength and flexibility of your feet, helping to support the arch and reduce strain on the plantar fascia. Here are some simple exercises you can do:

  • Toe Curls: Place a towel on the floor and use your toes to scrunch it towards you. This helps in strengthening the muscles of your feet.

  • Heel Lifts: Stand barefoot and lift your heels as high as possible before lowering them down. This exercise strengthens the calf muscles, which indirectly offers support to your arch.

  • Foot Flexing: While seated, extend one foot at a time and flex it upwards and then downwards. Repeat this several times for both feet. This exercise can help in improving the range of motion.

  • Arch Stretch: Sit with your feet flat on the ground and place one foot on your knee. Use your hands to gently pull the toes back towards the shin. This can help in stretching the plantar fascia.

  • Toe Extension: While sitting or standing, raise your toes off the ground while keeping your heels firmly on the floor. This strengthens the muscles at the front of your foot and stretches the plantar fascia.

Incorporate these foot exercises into your daily routine to maximise the benefits of your professional treatments and accelerate your recovery from plantar fasciitis.

Incorporating Wellness into Treatment

Beyond the physical therapies, consider holistic practices to enhance well-being. Meditation, sound bath meditations, and even engaging with crystals can be therapeutic. They not only address the physical pain but also the emotional and mental stress that often accompanies chronic conditions.

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis in the Future

Investing in supportive footwear and regularly practicing foot exercises can help in preventing this painful condition. Awareness and preventive care are key.

The Road to Recovery

It's essential to remember that recovery from any condition is a journey. Stay patient, be consistent with treatments, and most importantly, listen to your body. With the right care and a positive outlook, relief from plantar fasciitis is not just possible, but highly probable.

Conclusion

Deep tissue massage and reflexology offer promising results for those with plantar fasciitis. Combined, they provide a comprehensiveapproach to pain relief and healing. While these therapies can significantly improve one's quality of life, they should ideally complement a broader treatment strategy under the guidance of a medical professional.


If you have any further questions or concerns, please refer to the FAQs below or get in touch with us via our Contact page:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the primary cause of plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is primarily caused by repetitive strain to the ligament of the sole of the foot.

How long should a deep tissue massage session last?

Typically, a session can last for about 60 minutes.

Are there any side effects to reflexology?

Reflexology is generally safe. However, you might experience temporary soreness post-treatment.

How often should I receive these treatments?

Depending on the severity of the condition, weekly sessions are recommended initially.

Can these treatments replace medical intervention?

While beneficial, it's essential to consult a medical professional for a comprehensive treatment plan.


Are you struggling with the discomfort and pain of plantar fasciitis? If you live locally to The Full Spectrum Centre Limited, don't endure another day of suffering. Book an appointment now to start your journey toward lasting relief and improved foot health.

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Joanne Lee

Joanne is a qualified and experienced complementary therapist, wellness coach and tutor who supports her clients and learners in their wellness journey and empowers them to discover and embody their unique version of optimal holistic health, allowing them to thrive and reach their greatest potential.

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I was practically bed bound for a year when I met Joanne. The first Reiki session I had felt like a radiator was next to me. At the end I could stand up straighter and was in less pain. That was about 8 years ago and I still see her now, on a weekly basis. I honestly think she has transformed my life. I have had many different types of treatment, each one massively benefits my pain. I have fibromyalgia and arthritis amongst other things. Joanne is very friendly, welcoming and professional.

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My much needed monthly massages leave me feeling calm and totally relaxed. Joanne definitely has magic fingers which melt away all my stress and tension. Melanie's Angels of the Tree of Life Meditation always leaves me feeling relaxed and the card readings are amazing. Melanie is a kind and patient guide. I also love my weekly Sound Bath Meditation and it's something I would not miss as it reaches parts other treatments can’t reach and I always sleep really well when I get home xx

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