Kenkoh Foot Massage Sandals
Our Kenkoh Foot Massage Sandal customers have reported relief from:
Kenkoh Double-Arch Fit System
The Kenkoh Double-Arch Fit System combines the comfortable massaging ability of natural rubber nodules and the shock-absorbing qualities of the elastomer midsole.
Research conducted by the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine has proven the positive health benefits of the Kenkoh Health Sandals.
The heart of the Kenkoh Health Sandals is the massage insole.
The massage insole stimulates areas of the sole of the foot which correspond to all the glands, organs and parts of the body.
It has been known for thousands of years that stimulating the Reflexive Zones on the sole contributes to the health of organs and muscles.
The research study conducted by the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine has provided modern scientific evidence of the health benefits of the Kenkoh Health Sandals.
At first, until you grow accustomed to them, it is recommended that you wear the Kenkoh Health Sandals for short periods of time (about 10 minutes). If you have very sensitive feet you may find that wearing socks will help you to adapt. It will normally take 3-days to 3-weeks to become used to wearing the sandals.
Extend wear time at your own pace. Although the Kenkoh Health Sandal is designed for periodic use, some people find them comfortable enough to wear all day. Some people have even stated that the Kenkoh Health Sandal is the only sandal or shoe that they can wear. The massaging action of the nodules will dislocate and dissolve accumulated waste and toxins in the soles of your feet. It is recommended that you drink more water than normal to facilitate the flushing of those wastes.
The effects may vary from one user to another and depend upon many variables.
Kenkoh Massage Sandal Sizing
Kenkoh Health Sandals are manufactured to a metric standard. The centimeter measurement indicates the length of the insole at the center line.
Proper sizing is dependent upon arch position and while the chart is generally accurate, individual fitting may vary one size up or one size down.
In February 2006 a study was conducted through Kyoto University, in Kyoto, Japan to verify the benefits of health sandals.
The study, “Examination of Effects of Plantar Pressure Stimulation on Fatigue through Randomly Self-Controlled Study”, was undertaken by Naoko Kondo through the Department of Health Promotion and Human Behavior, School of Public Health, Kyoto University. The premise of the study was that the use of health sandals, specifically the Kenkoh Health Sandal, as a form of “self medication” can ease or prevent fatigue. A total of 80 female university students, average age 23.3 years, were divided into two groups — study and control. The study group wore the Kenkoh Health Sandal. The control group wore a plain sandal of similar style, but without the massaging nodules. All participants were on their feet performing normal activities during the 4-hour test period.
The Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was used as the primary measure for evaluating the sense of fatigue of the whole body and feet. The response range ran from “no feeling of fatigue” to “strongest feeling of fatigue ever”.
The Profile of Mood States (POMS) was used as a second system to verify the VAS measure. POMS measures the sense of fatigue and liveliness. Listlessness was also measured as were vital signs including pulse rate, blood pressure and body temperature. Lower limb circumference was measured to see the effects of the Kenkoh Health Sandals on edema on the lower limbs. Finally a secondary VAS measurement was made for five terms – “Feet feel warm”, “Body feels warm”, “Body feels light”, “Soles hurt”, and “Feels good”.
The findings of the study concluded that after wearing the Kenkoh Health Sandal versus the plain sandal:
- Overall fatigue (VAS) was eased
- The feeling of fatigue and listlessness (POMS) improved significantly
- Pulse rate remained significantly lower
- The change in lower limb circumference (measuring edema) was much lower
- Subjects felt their feet and body were warmer, their body was lighter, they had less sole pain, they felt better
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