Thai Foot Massage

The most popular treatment in Thailand, a Thai foot massage works on all the muscles from the knee down, which makes sense when you consider that it is the muscles of the lower leg that work the feet. A Thai foot massage can be a deeply relaxing experience, and it’s not unusual for clients to comfortably doze off in the course of this one-hour treatment.

The treatment puts emphasis on stimulating the acupressure energy meridians, so a Thai foot massage is in fact a combination of  reflexology and Thai massage. The acupressure energy meridians of the lower leg are stimulated by finger pressure, while the reflexology points of the feet are stimulated using a special wooden stylus, which enables considerable accuracy when working on specific reflex points.

Thai refelxology originates from the Ayurvedic system of  medicine in India and was introduced into Thailand 2500 years ago. In the Ayurvedic system the feet have many separate zones which relate energetically to the different organs of the body. Stimulating the zones on the feet works on releasing energy blockages which may be affecting different organs, re-balancing the flow of energy within the body and bringing it back to a state of balance and harmony, similar to other  therapies such as acupuncture and shiatsu.

 

 

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