Thai foot and leg massage is a unique and powerful therapy and an ancient form of therapeutic healing. Its roots are in India from where it was brought to Thailand over 2000 years ago by Ayurvedic doctors and Buddhist monks.
Thai foot and leg massage treatment involves using a manipulation of the pressure points, energy lines and basic body forces which together produce a highly therapeutic effect. You will remain fully clothed during your treatment. Please wear a garment that can be easily raised above the knee. The treatment involves the use of thumbs, hands and a wooden acupressure tool, massage is applied to the lower legs and feet using rubbing, kneading, stretching and vibration techniques.
Sen lines (energy lines) correspond to the meridians of Chinese medicine and the Nadi of Indian yogic tradition. In Thailand it is the belief that there are 72,000 Sen lines; 10 are considered to be principle Sen lines.
By focusing on the Sen lines, we work on the reflex/pressure points on the feet with correspond to various internal organs through which energy, prana, chi or Ki flows. Pain, illness or disease could be due to blockages in these energy lines.
The aim of Thai foot and leg massage is to release the blockages and provide balance in the body. It is effective in relieving various dysfunctions and disorders. It promotes overall health, increases energy, deep relaxation and improves general wellbeing.
- Improves circulation in legs and feet
- Stimulate lymphatic system helping to reduce swelling, flush toxins and detoxify the body and speed regeneration of tissues and cells thereby boosting the immune system
- Reduces pain and stiffness resulting from things like workouts, athletics or working on your feet
- Improves flexibility in feet and ankles
- People have attributed improvements in stress level, sleep, headaches, mood and thought clarity to regularly receiving Thai Foot Massage.
According to a NCBI study it “is a viable alternative treatment for balance performance, range of motion of the foot, and the foot sensation in diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy.”