Thai Foot Massage (60 mins)
This type of foot massage originated some 2000 years ago with influences from Indian yoga philosophy and Reflexology as well as the Chinese systems of Acupuncture and Acupressure and the Japanese system of Shiatsu.
It is a massage of the feet and lower legs, involving stretching and massage techniques as well as the use of a small wooden stick that is used to stimulate reflex points.
Rather than working on the muscles and soft tissues like other forms of massage, the main focus of Thai massage is to work on energy lines running through the body, which can break down energy blockages and stimulate the flow of Chi/Prana (life force energy) through the body, thus helping to restore balance and wellbeing.
Thai foot massage may help:
Stimulate lymphatic drainage and removal of toxicity
Boost the immune system
Improve flexibility of the foot and ankle joints
Whilst this can be given as a stand-alone treatment, I find that Thai foot massage works well combined with Reflexology.