Thai foot massage stimulates specific places on the soles of the feet to create a reflex action in another part of the body, using hands, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, and a wooden stick to apply pressure. The techniques were developed by Buddhist monks of the Thai Royal Palace and combines the ancient arts of Chinese Tuina, Japanese Shiatsu, and Indian Ayurvedi yoga.
Thai foot massage is based on zones and reflex areas in the feet which correspond to the systems of the body. There are 7,200 sensory nerve endings in each foot, according to acupressure theory, which are connected to the internal organs of the body. The therapist applies combinations of pressure, stretching, and massage to activate Sen (energy) points on the lower legs, using the thumb, fingers, and hand. The ten major energy lines that run throughout the body, are stimulated by manipulating specific pressure points on the feet. Through skillful manipulation, Thai foot massage helps the body restore balance, relaxation and well-being.
Thai foot reflexology is a holistic healing technique that fosters good health and mental serenity by providing relaxation, stimulation to the body’s systems, and improved blood circulation. Enhanced flow of blood and nutrients tend to maintain or improve the healthy condition of the body parts, and many ailments are cured or reduced. The immune system is boosted, healing is accelerated, the body is refreshed, and the mind is cleared of stress. Reflexology helps the body regain and maintain general good health and natural balance.
Recipients report relief from stress, back and other chronic pain, plantar fasciitis, allergies, high blood pressure, sleep disorder, fibromyalgia, gout, migraine, arthritis, diabetes, kidney, and digestive problems. Benefits of Thai Foot Massage include:
Improves circulation in feet and legs
Reduces stiffness and improves flexibility
Improves lymphatic drainage
Stress relief and improved sleep
Immune system support and physical healing
Improves concentration and clarity of mind
Create a feeling of tranquility, calmness, and well being
The client sits fully clothed on a reclining chair throughout the massage. We provide loose fitting pants that can comfortably be rolled above the knee.
Thai Foot Massage is great for tired feet, improving circulation and lymph movement in the feet and lower legs, and improving flexibility. If you have tried reflexology, you will also enjoy this fabulous treatment, but will be surprised at how different the techniques feel! Certainly, like reflexology, you will leave the session feeling relaxed, yet energized and invigorated!