About Thai foot massage

What is Thai Foot massage

This is a vigorous massage of both the feet and lower legs all the way up to, and including, the knees. Various points on the feet and legs are kneaded, stretched, massaged and pressed, with particular pressure from the thumbs and knuckles, and by use of the traditional foot massage stick. This ensures a whole body workout, with all the major body parts and internal organs being stimulated to release and let go of any blockages and 'stuck' energy.

This form of massage originated in Thailand about 2000 years ago, and contains elements of Reflexology, Shiatsu, Yoga and Tui Na (Chinese massage).

What are the benefits of Thai foot massage

A Thai foot massage will help you to rebalance your body and mind, eliminate wastes and toxins from the body and invigorate you both mentally and physically.

More specifically, it will help to boost your body's own immune system, accelerate physical healing and increase your overall energy levels. It is particularly good for relieving chronic conditions such as headaches and migraines, sinus problems; hayfever, digestive and skin problems; stiffness and a lack of flexibility, and will help to improve your circulation. It can also help to lower your blood pressure, relieve constipation and leave you feeling more alert and energised but in a balanced and relaxed way. It's the perfect anti-stress massage helping to ensure a more comfortable night's rest and sleep.

With repeated use, your body will begin to feel in better balance; and as unnecessary wastes and toxins are released you will find your mind becoming sharper and your concentration improving.

What can I expect to experience

The massage begins with a soothing and relaxing few moments as you rest back and soak your feet in warm water. The feet are then washed and dried, and wrapped warmly in towels. You will then move to a massage couch where you can either sit or lay down for the massage.

Working on one leg at a time, your feet will be rubbed and kneaded in order to stimulate the release of blocked energy from various pressure points. Massage creams and oils are applied as the feet are rubbed and stretched, and pressure is applied via the short, smooth massage stick.

Once the foot has been fully treated, the massage continues up the leg to the knee - an area often overlooked, and which is of particular benefit for anyone suffering from general stiffness and problems with flexibility - with a full massage and kneading of the calf muscle and stimulation of the energy channels on both sides of the leg.

The massage concludes by stretching both the front and backs of the legs and feet, and each toe is 'cracked' in order to aid the sense of release and general energy flows.

Once the session has finished you will be encouraged to drink a glass of water in order to aid the release of toxins from your body.

Is there anything else I should be aware of

  • you should allow at least an hour after eating before having a massage
  • this massage is not suitable for pregnant women
  • this massage is not suitable for anyone with heart problems, or who is feeling ill, nauseous, weak or faint
  • if you are menstruating, this massage can cause increased blood flow and therefore blood loss

If you would like to know more about how Thai foot massage could help you, or if you have any other questions, please feel free to email me and I can usually respond within 24 hours.