What is Thai Foot Reflexology Massage?
Thai foot reflexology massage is the application of pressure onto particular areas of the soles of the feet. A reflex action in another part of the body is stimulated by the manipulation of each specific area of the foot.
Reflexology foot massage, as practiced in Thailand, is an ancient therapeutic procedure that has become popular in the United States. Originally, the knowledge and techniques were closely held secrets kept alive and passed down through generations by the Buddhist monks of the Thai Royal Palace. Working with the feet, lower legs and knees, this therapeutic massage frees up blocked energy within the body’s many sens lines (Thai-based meridians) to produce a deep and unique feeling of balance, relaxation and well-being.
Benefits of Thai Foot Massage:
- Improves circulation in feet and legs
- Improves lymphatic drainage
- A boost for the immune system
- Increases flexibility of feet and joints
- Encourages physical healing
- Reduces stress and promotes relaxation
- Improves sleep
- Lifts your mood
- Improves concentration and clarity of mind
- Leaves you with a general feeling of tranquility and well being
What can I expect during a session?
The massage is given fully clothed; ideally wearing loose fitting clothing that can be moved up comfortably above the knee. The client will sit in a reclining chair, or lie on a massage table throughout the massage. The Thai practitioner will apply special Thai oils, lotions and balms, and use a variety of hands-on techniques including two handed palm movements, stretches, circular massage movements and thumb and knuckle pressure, along with the use of a special Thai stick made out of teak for specific acupressure to stimulate organ reflex points on the soles of the feet. Clients leave the session feeling relaxed and balanced.
Reflexology is NOT RECOMMENDED if you have the following conditions: severe heart or serious health problems, pregnancy, high fever, contagious disease or sores, broken foot or leg bones, or with a full stomach.