Everyone likes a nice foot massage, no doubt. But Thai foot massage is so much more. Let’s find out what it is and how the action on the reflexology zones of the foot can rebalance the body in its entirety. Soul included.
Thai foot massage originates from the ancient art of Thai foot reflexology. It can offer an experience that is not only pleasant, relaxing and regenerating, but can also heal the mind, body and soul. Let’s find out how it is performed and what are the principles this art is based on.
Thai foot reflexology is performed by an operator sitting on a seat at the foot of the bed where the client is lying calmly and comfortably.
The Thai foot massage techniques used at My Thai Center in Bologna are the same ones taught at Wat Pho, the University of Thai massage. Techniques that detoxify and purify the body, help relieve stress and tension, relieve from fatigue, promote good health and mental serenity, and restore the balance of the whole organism.
These results cannot be achieved with a simple massage, such as one you would do to your partner sitting on the sofa after a long day at work or a long tour of the city. Although it definitely is a pleasant cuddle. Thai foot reflexology is way more complex. It comes out of thousands of years of history handed down from teachers to students, and, according to some scholars, a perfect marriage between Chinese reflexology, Japanese shiatsu, Indian ayurveda and Thai therapeutic massage.
A practice that combines all the science of the most renowned oriental holistic disciplines.
But let’s go back to the technique used at My Thai. During a Thai foot reflexology treatment, pressures are applied to specific areas of the soles of the feet using hands, fingers, thumbs, knuckles and sometimes a rounded wooden stick. These pressures cause a reflex reaction in other parts of the body to provide specific benefits.
According to acupuncture and acupressure theory, there are 7,200 nerve endings in each foot, connected and corresponding to all of the organs of the body.
Thai foot massage is based on the belief (as demonstrated by several studies and theories) that there are areas and points on the feet, which are nothing more than reflex zones of organs or systems of the entire human body.
During a Thai Foot Massage treatment, the lower part of the legs and feet get stretched and massaged to open the Sen, the energy channels. These specific pressure points, related to the 10 main energy lines that cross the whole body, represent a true map of the whole body and its organs.
Through skillful manipulation of the soles of the feet, Thai foot massage acts on the whole body by restoring a healthy and natural balance.
But beyond that energy balance spread to the body and its organs, what are the psycho-physical benefits one can get through Thai foot massage?
Here are the main ones:
- improves blood circulation;
- improves circulation in the legs and feet;
- stimulates lymphatic drainage;
- detoxifies and strengthens the immune system;
- reduces stiffness;
- improves flexibility;
- strengthens the immune system and accelerates some healing processes;
- relieves stress;
- improves sleep;
- improves mood;
- increases concentration and clarity;
- creates a feeling of tranquility, calmness, and well-being.
Discover the original Thai foot massage in Bologna, we are waiting for you at My Thai Original Thai Massage Center, every day, Saturday and Sunday included, from 10 am to 8 pm.
Book a Thai foot reflexology massage now at +39 391 7655744 (phone/WhatsApp).
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