Thai Foot Massage - Why You Need One!
Updated: Aug 3, 2022
There is nothing nicer than having a foot rub....for some - if you made a sudden lurch at my feet you'd end up with one in your mouth! However, done with purpose and some warning, even I enjoy my feet being pampered.
You have probably heard of Reflexology - which, loosely speaking is a type of treatment that involves applying different amounts of pressure to points on the feet, amongst other places, and is based on the theory that certain points are connected to certain organs and body systems.
Thai Foot Massage is the same only different!!
Thai Foot Massage is more about using massage to open up and encourage the flow of energy through the body, along with the use of a stick to stimulate the reflex points on the feet. (we don't beat you with the aforementioned stick, the tip is gently used to apply pressure)
It works all the muscles and joints of the lower legs and leaves you feeling like you are floating on air.
A Little History: Developed about 5000 years ago, it incorporates foot massage techniques from places such as China, Japan, and Korea. 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 and the treatment is widely available on the street in places like Thailand. It has been one of the most effective and revered forms of massage in the Orient, and eventually all over the world.
What happens during a treatment?
You are treated either sitting in a comfy chair or lying on the treatment couch, fully clothed...except your socks obvs. It is also necessary to have access up as far as your knees so skinny jeans may not be the best garment of clothing.
The videos below give you an idea of what to expect during a treatment and how the stick is used, it really isn't an item of torture!!
There are some possible benefits of Thai Foot Massage, including:
Improving circulation throughout the body but especially in the feet and legs.
Stimulating the lymphatic system which in turn helps to reduce swelling, boost the immune system and speed up the regeneration of cells and tissues.
Reducing stiffness in the feet and ankles and improving flexibility
Regular Thai Foot Massage treatments may help lower stress levels, help with sleep problems and general mood.
What's not to love?
To get the full benefit, a treatment generally lasts around 45 minutes to an hour but an Express Treatment of 30 minutes can still be effective.
Right, when shall I book you in?
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this lovely treatment or indeed to book in and leave me a comment.
more soon xx