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Foot Massage for Whole Body Health
Moriah Diederich, Yoga Mojo
Holistic Yoga Therapist™, E-RYT 500, Accessible Yoga Ambassador
Foot massage = happy feet = happy body
Did you know that you have one line of fascia (connective tissue) that runs from the tips of your toes to the bottom of your feet, back of your legs, back, neck, head and finally connects underneath your eyebrows? That means that what happens to your feet can affect how the rest of your body feels.
If you’ve been stuffing your feet into narrow shoes, using your feet a lot to help you stand/walk/run, or perhaps not using your feet much at all – watch this video. You will learn how to massage your feet with a ball, and in turn, help the other parts of your body to feel better.
I highly recommend the Tune-up Therapy Balls featured in this video, as they can be used to roll out just about everywhere you have tension. But if you want a foot massage right now and don’t have these, you can use two racket or tennis balls – something that has a little give to them. I don’t recommend using golf or lacrosse balls – these are too hard and will probably end up hurting your feet!
If you have plantar fasciitis or an injury to your foot or ankle, please do not proceed with this video and instead visit your doctor. If your balance is unstable, or your feet are very tender and sensitive, give yourself the foot massage while seated in a chair.
In this video I demonstrate how easy it is to give yourself a foot massage. If you don’t have a set of Tune-up Therapy Balls, use two racket balls or tennis balls in a sock.
Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.
Moriah Diederich of Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy is not a licensed medical care provider and represents that she has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.
You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities and assume all risk of injury to yourself. Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy disclaims any liability for incidental or consequential damages and assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss, injury or damage suffered by any person as a result of the use or misuse of any information or videos made available on this website.
Jill Miller invented the Tune-up Therapy Balls and how to use them for just about any area you need to release tension. Below find the resources to purchase the set of balls, book and/or videos depending on how you like to learn. And of course if you want in-person instruction, I can help!
Tune-up Therapy Balls
If you’re serious about getting a massage anytime and anywhere you want one, then you need a set of these.
The Roll Model Book
The book that will teach you all about your fascia and how to massage every area that needs it.
Get video instruction on how to roll out your tissues from the creator herself, Jill Miller. Oh, and did I mention she has a great sense of humor?
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I am passionate about helping my clients learn how to realign themselves in order to breathe, move and live better. Please contact me if you would like to learn how to align yourself and move more to decrease your daily aches and pains. I’d love to help you feel better in your body!
Moriah Diederich is a certified Holistic Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500 and Accessible Yoga Ambassador, and has been featured on KGW8 Portland Today. She owns Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy in Vancouver, WA, where she offers holistic yoga therapy and private yoga classes customized for each client and their specific needs. Moriah is passionate about helping people move more comfortably on a daily basis with the energy to enjoy family, community and the world around us. She believes that every individual can benefit from yoga because the practice is accessible to everyone and teaches us how to sustain healthy movement for life. Moriah lives in Camas, Washington with her best friend and husband Bret Canfield and their two furry kids: a couch potato Pitbull named Rookie, and a sweet and sassy green-eyed cat named Evie.
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Vancouver, WA 98684
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Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy is conveniently located off I-205 and Mill Plain and serves all of the Clark County, Washington area including Vancouver, Washougal, Camas, Felida, Salmon Creek, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, Hockinson and La Center.The second exit after the NB I-205 bridge, Yoga Mojo is also quick and easy to get to from Portland, Oregon.