All About Thai Foot Massage

Thai Foot Massage 
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Thai Foot Massage is a relaxing yet invigorating treatment of the feet that was greatly influenced by two of its closest neighbour’s China and India and their reflexology systems that are 1000’s of year old.

Traditional Thai Massage, also known as Ancient Massage or Thai Yoga Massage, dates back more than three hundred years in its present form, with its origins going back more than 5,000 years to ancient India and China. While Thai Massage combines elements of Ayeurvedic medicine, Hatha yoga and Chinese acupressure, it has evolved into a system that is entirely unique and is widely regarded as one of the best systems of therapeutic massage

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When the Thai’s met Chinese reflexology they softened the technique making it more pleasurable with a wide variety of ‘sabaai’ relaxing techniques to off set the ‘jep’ deeper techniques of the Chinese approach. The result is a blend of Chinese Reflexology, Thai acupressure points and ‘Sen Line’ work along with wonderfully stimulating and relaxing hand techniques.

Similar to the meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine that carry the Qi or Chi energy, the Thai Medicine ‘energy lines’ know as Sen run though out the entire body with specific points ending at the feet and hands. The obstruction of this flow of energy is thought to be the cause of discomfort or illness in a person and the techniques of Thai Foot Massage are thought to stimulate and open these channels.

 

What happens during treatment?

Firstly you sit on a chair whilst your feet are placed into a foot bath containing Himalayan salts and foot wash containing essential oils.

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After your feet have been washed and dried you will then lay on the therapy couch and be tucked up in a blanket except for your lower legs which will be massaged and worked leaving you feeling truly wonderful and relaxed

THAI FOOT MASSAGEDuring the Thai Foot Massage session oils are applied to feet and legs, using a variety of hand techniques including stretches, circular massage movements and thumb pressure along with the use of a special Thai stick made out of Thai Rosewood. The Thai stick is used to apply specific acupressure to stimulate organ reflex points on the soles of the feet. Clients leave the session feeling relaxed, balanced and invigorated.

What will I feel?

Most people find Thai Foot Massage for the most part to be very relaxing.

Thai Foot Massage shouldn’t be painful. If you feel discomfort, be sure to tell the reflexologist. He or she should work within your comfort zone. Some areas may be tender or sore. The soreness should decrease with pressure.

If you’re ticklish, not to worry. The therapist applies firm pressure to the feet.

Benefits Include

  • Improving the functions within the body system, such as stimulating the circulatory system of blood and lymph system
  • Prevents and relives some problems such as constipation, asthma, gall bladder problems, cystitis, headache, renal disease, migraine, sinusitis and stress
  • Improves circulation in the legs
  • Stimulates the mind
  • Helps remove toxins
  • Helps boost the immune system
  • Reduces stiffness and improves flexibility
  • Detoxifies the immune system
  • Accelerates physical healing
  • Increased energy levels
  • Greater creativity, clarity of thought and concentration
  • A sense of tranquillity, calmness and positive well being
  • Alleviation of stress, anxiety, lethargy and mild depression
  • Greater self awareness,
  • Increased self esteem and self worth
  • Stimulation of sensory nerve endings, producing a feeling of exhilaration
  • Even though treatments can restore the body balance, the client will not respond until there is an overall balance.

 Their emotional well being, lifestyle and nutrition are important factors, which all play important rolls in connection with their health.