What is Thai foot massage?
Thai foot massage uses the ancient art of Thai reflexology to provide an enjoyable, relaxing, and rejuvenating experience that heals the mind, body, and soul. Thai foot massage techniques detoxify and purify the body, helping relieve stress and tension, decrease fatigue, foster good health and mental serenity, and restore balance. During a Thai foot massage, also known as Thai foot reflexology, pressure is applies to specific areas of the soles of the feet. In turn, a reflex reaction occurs in another part of the body, which is stimulated by the manipulation of a specific part of the foot.
Thai Foot Massage history
Foot reflexology, an ancient therapeutic procedure, is making a comeback today. Historically, the original knowledge and techniques were carefully guarded secrets kept by the Buddhist monks of the Thai Royal Palace. They have since have been passed down through the generations.
Thai foot reflexology is said to be a combined between reflexology, Chinese Tuina, Japanese Shiatsu, and Indian Ayurvedic joga. It works on the feet, lower leg, and knees, freeing up blocked energy in the body’s Thai-based meridians to create a feeling of deep relaxation, balance, and well-being.
How does Thai foot massage work?
Thai Foot Massage is a treatment of the lower legs and feet that involves physically stretching and massaging to open Sen (energy). There are 10 major energy lines that run throughout the body from the top of the head down to the soles of the feet, where they end as pressure points. It is these that provide a map of the whole body and the organs. By stimulating these we are able to encourage the mind and body to restore its own natural healthy balance therefore keeping the whole body harmonized.
- Improves circulation legs and Feet
- Improves lymphatic drainage
- A boost for the immune system
- Reduces stiffness and improves flexibility
- Encourages physical healing
- Stress relief
- Improves sleep
- Lifts your mood
- Improves concentration and clarity of mind
- Leaves you with a general feeling of tranquility, calmness, and well being
What happening in the session?
The massage is usually given fully clothed, ideally wearing loose fitting clothing that can be taken up comfortably above the knee. The client will sit on a reclining chair throughout the massage.But it's also can be done the treatment on the massage bed.
Reflexology is NOT RECOMMENDED if the following exist: severe heart or serious health problems, pregnancy, menstruation, high fever, contagious disease or sores, broken foot or leg bones, or with a full stomach.