Thai Foot Massage is a body work therapy for the mind body and soul and involves reflexology using the foot. When pressure is applied to certain areas of the foot it stimulates another part of the body. Thai foot massage is an ancient reflexology technique that has made a comeback recently.
Thai foot reflexology is said to be a marriage between reflexology, Chinese Tuina, Japanese Shiatsu, and Indian Ayurvedi oga. Focusing on the feet, lower leg, and knees, it frees up blocked energy in the body’s Thai-based meridians to bring about deep relaxation, balance, and well-being.
Alongside the acupressure and acupuncture theory it is believed that 7,200 sensory nerves exist within the foot which are connected to internal organs. Mapping out these connections on the foot is part of the therapists goal with each client. During a typical session the lower legs, and feet are stretched, opening Sen (energy). Then pressure points on the foot are stimulated. The pressure points connect to 10 major energy lines which run throughout the body. This careful stimulation of pressure points on the foot help the body restore its own natural balance.
Benefits of Thai Massage
The benefits of Thai Foot Massage are many. Besides restoring the body to its own natural balance other benefits include:
- Improved circulation
- Improved lymphatic drainage
- Boosts the immune system
- Reduces stiffness
- Increases range of motion
- Accelerates healing
- Relieves stress
- Improves sleep
- Elevates mood
- Improves concentration and clarity of mind
- Creates feelings of tranquility, calmness, and well being