Luis Navarro, M.D., P.C. explains - the second heart is a system of muscles, veins, and valves in the calf and foot that work together to push deoxygenated blood back up to the heart and lungs. Vein valves act as trapdoors that open and close with each muscle contraction to prevent the backflow of blood.
Stimulation of the soleus muscle has been shown to significantly increase cardiac output by enhancing blood return to the heart - leading to better overall circulation. Better circulation improves health in every aspect - so it is important to take care of your second heart!
Good soleus muscle tone is therefore crucial to our continued health, and for those who have poor tone in their soleus muscles, soles muscle stimulation (“SMS”) provides a convenient means to obtain both immediate relief from inadequate blood return to the heart, as well improved muscle tone over the longer term.
By Alina Turturica. Pharmacy Assistant, General Nurse, Massage Therapist, Reflexology Therapist, Manual Osteopath. Alina currently works for Canyon Ranch - the world’s recognized leader in healthy living and luxury spa vacations.
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