Thai Foot Massage is a massage of the feet, hands and legs that involves stretching and massage to clear energy lines. It can also be performed with the use of a stick to stimulate the reflex points on the feet that correspond to the internal organs of the body ( see foot massage chart). Knowledge of massage in Thailand has been handed down over generations, and it is still taught by Buddhist monks in the temples of Thailand. 
Thai Foot Massage takes it’s origins from China where the art has been practiced for thousands of years. It has elements of Shiatsu, Reflexology, Chinese massage and Yoga incorporated into the massage itself and is said to stimulate the activity of internal organs. Thai Foot Massage, which has started to catch on throughout the world, originally developed from other Oriental foot massage practitioners. 

A Treatment in Thai Foot Massage will usually last between 40 minutes to one hour and the therapist may spend the last 10 minutes massaging other parts of the body as well. Traditional Thai Massage and Thai Foot Massage can be used in conjunction with one another. However, Thai foot massage is actually starting to become more popular by having it’s parts incorporated into traditional western foot massage. Thai Foot Massage is meant to stimulate the internal organs, and categorized as a holistic treatment. 

According to the principles of reflexology, different parts of the foot correspond in actions with different parts of the body. A toe massage can assuage sinus pain, while applying pressure on the arch soothes a tummy ache. The chart below can help simplify the complex healing art of reflexology. However, be aware when looking at this chart, foot massage and foot reflexology are different topics. Foot massage leans more toward using rubbing and manipulation versus applying direct pressure on specific points of the feet.


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