While the Kenkoh massage sandal boasts a wide range of benefits for our customers, relief from plantar fasciitis has demonstrated to be the most common and dramatic result. The majority of our employees report first-hand experiences with customers who come to their stores in tears, barely able to hobble across the sales floor, only to return weeks later with a natural, aligned posture and gait, thanks to the Kenkoh.
Part of this extreme reaction stems from the fact that for those suffering from plantar fasciitis, the Kenkoh Massage Sandal provides immediate comfort and relief, thanks to its stimulating footbed. The sandal’s significant medial arch both supports and stimulates the plantar fascia, maximizing healing.
We also know that the body’s healing process is greatly aided and quickened by oxygen, carried in our blood via the circulatory system. The Kenkoh’s natural latex nodules provide a stimulating massage, increasing blood flow to the damaged tissues on the bottom of the foot, ankles, and legs.
If you’ve had plantar fasciitis in the past and are now pain free, wearing Kenkohs on a daily basis helps to increase blood flow to the sensitive plantar fascia tissue and ensures against re-injury. Many of our customers wear Kenkohs around the house, guarding their bones, ligaments, and joints against har
d, man-made surfaces like wood flooring, concrete, and tile. The Kenkoh’s contoured footbed offers the arch support necessary to keep our feet in neutral alignment, allowing our ankles, knees, hips, and spine to do the same.
As a local business, this is precisely what keeps Happy Feet Plus thriving and always pushing forward to do better. The signs of relief felt everyday in our stores offers a measure of gratitude rarely experienced in retail.
In fact, many other “massage sandals” have attempted to imitate the massaging nodules of a Kenkoh. While these imitators often use plastic and other hard synthetic compounds under the foot, the natural latex nodules of the Kenkoh remain soft and flexible over the lifetime of the shoe. This allows for a gentle massaging action on the feet as we walk, thus increasing circulation throughout the foot.
In addition, properly pressing and stimulating the soles of the feet promotes the flow of lymphatic fluid, supporting heart function. As the nodules massage and place gentle pressure on the nerve endings of the foot, toxins like lactic and uric acid, as well as calcium deposits, are broken up and circulated out of the body. This is why we always encourage our customers to drink plenty of water as they break in their new sandals.