Swollen feet are a common occurrence, uncomfortable and disconcerting. Foot massage will comfort and the better treatment are hot cold compresses. The heat of hot stones or towels increase the circulation, relaxes the deep muscles which reduces stiffness and pain. It also reduces muscle spasm.
Cold compresses are used to increased skin stimulation and circulation, decrease inflammation and pain. The cold towels act as an analgesic, reducing nerve sensitivity and it is stimulating to the body. Pain, discomfort and swelling are the most significant benefits and are immediately experienced.
Check with your SPA if the are able to offer anti swelling hot and cold treatments for feet or hands. Treatments typically last 30 – 40 minutes and repeat the compresses which last about 10 mins each.