Why do my feet get hot when having a massage?

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Why do my feet get hot when having a massage?
« on: 23/11/2010 12:30:03 »
Andrea Lewis  asked the Naked Scientists:
When I have a massage, and my masseur starts working on a pressure point - if she presses on said point with thumb or elbow (ouch) my feet get very, very hot.  I know this is a pain response but why?
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Andrea Lewis
Hobart Tasmania, Australia

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Why do my feet get hot when having a massage?
« Reply #1 on: 24/11/2010 07:21:44 »
Massage also helps to increase circulation and helps the lymphatic system to work properly everything starts to flow better, increased circulation will help your body to heat up and be warmer.. If your lower body has poor circulation  massage is great for heating up lower half by increasing circulation..
Now I am no doctor but that has been my experience with  massage on a whole. Hopefully someone with some medical knowledge can explain why those certain pressure points cause such heat in particular...
« Last Edit: 24/11/2010 07:23:21 by Karen W. »

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