Hi I’m Gretchen Rivas with Relax to the Max Massage Therapy and today we are going to talk about foot massages with gout. When someone is in a full blown gout attack the last thing you want to do is massage their foot because it is very painful. The crystals that form in the foot with gout can’t stand to be touched, the whole area around the foot because it is very inflamed so you don’t want to touch it but one thing you can do according the Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aroma Therapy by Warwood is you can make an Epsom.
Salt and Rock Salt soap with some essential oils that will help with the gout and help relieve some of that pain. She has three different recipes for three series of weeks that during the gout attack and also some advice in there on what to do to avoid future gout attacks and to help relieve some of that pain so when you are suffering from a gout attack the last thing you want to do is massage it. Maybe after it has subsided a little bit you can massage it around the general area to help get the circulation going and relieve some.