Foot reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to every organ, gland and part of the body. For example, the toes represent the head and the ball of the foot represents the chest and lung region.
The treatment will then begin with some general relaxation techniques, followed by a precise thumb and finger walking technique aimed at applying pressure to every reflex area on the top and bottom of the foot.
A reflexologist will always work both feet as part of a full treatment. The left foot represents the left side of the body and the right foot represents the right side of the body.
Reflexology is not ticklish a firm pressure is used. If a particular part of the body is out of balance, the corresponding reflex may feel tender or sore during the treatment. It is important that you let the reflexologist know so that steps may be taken to rectify this discomfort. Generally people describe any areas of tenderness as a ‘sweet pain’ which is both bearable and beneficial.
Thai Foot Reflexology
Thai Foot Reflexology involves hands on stretching and massage to open the 'sen' (energy) lines, along with the use of a hand-carved wooden Thai massage tool to stimulate the reflex points on the feet which correspond to the internal organs of the body. Thai Foot Massage stimulates these points to enhance the pressure in major reflexology points and to promote general health and well-being.
Apart from the relaxation and lovely exfoliation of your feet some other benefits of foot reflexology are:
- Improved circulation and toxin removal
- Stimulated lymphatic drainage and immune system boost
- Reduced stiffness and improved flexibility
- Accelerated physical healing
- Stress relief
- Improved Sleep
- Clarity of mind