Similar to the meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine that carry the Qi or Chi energy, the Thai Medicine 'energy lines' know as Sen run through out the entire body with specific points ending at the feet and hands. The obstruction of this flow of energy is thought to be the cause of discomfort or illness in a person and the techniques of Thai Foot Massage are thought to stimulate and open these channels. During a typical Thai Foot Massage session a Thai practitioner will apply a special Thai balm and use a variety of hands-on techniques including graceful two handed palm movements, stretches, circular massage movements and thumb pressure along with the use of a special Thai stick made out of teak for specific acupressure to stimulate organ reflex points on the soles of the feet. Clients leave the session feeling relaxed, balanced and invigorated.
The benefits of a Thai Foot Massage
- 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