Golf ball rolls

Sit on a chair with both feet flat on the floor. Take a golf ball/tennis ball (golf is better – smaller and harder) and roll it under the arch of each foot for two minutes. If you have neither a golf ball nor a tennis ball, try a cold drinks can from the fridge.

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Toe points

Standing or sitting, flex and point your right foot several times. Repeat on the left foot.

Heel raises

Standing, rise up on the balls of your feet. Hold for 10 counts, lower. Repeat 10 times.

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Calf stretches

Stand facing a wall with one leg forward and one back. Put both hands on the wall at shoulder height. Bend the leg closest to the wall, keeping the back leg straight. Lean into the wall until you feel a stretch in the back of your leg. Hold for 10 counts. Change legs. Repeat 10 times.

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Plantar fascia stretch

Sit on a dining chair or on the floor. Bend the knee fo the right leg until you can reach your toes. Pull your toes upwards and towards you until you feel the stretch in the bottom of your foot. Hold for 20 seconds. Repeat three or five times a day.

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A foot massage

A revitalising foot massage from Just Massage uses Traditional Chinese Massage techniques to give your feet a thorough work-out. The aim of the massage is to create space by stretching out the bones and muscles, too often cramped in tight-fitting shoes.

Do your feet a favour and book an appointment now. And with our special February offer of 40€ on all 1 hour massages, there really  is no excuse!

A foot massage relaxes the mind and body

A foot massage relaxes the mind and body

Source: Woman and Home magazine

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