21 Unexpected Ways Thai Foot Massages Are Good for Your Health
Who doesn’t love a foot rub? I can assure you, no-one in this room would turn that down!
With my passion for Eastern approaches to wellbeing and my love for Thailand, it was only a matter of time before a traditional eastern massage, Nuad Pan Boran, a.k.a Thai foot massage, made its way onto our treatment menu here at the Bodhi Tree Spa.
Get ready, as I am going to outline 21 amazing benefits of Thai Foot Massage and as a bonus we’ve got a video too to show our amazing Trina in action, giving her boss (that’s me) It’s a hard life, but -someone needs to check our massage therapies at our Buckinghamshire Spa are good enough for you all!
Ancient Eastern Practices
There are over 7,000 sensory nerve endings in each foot connected to the internal organs that spread throughout the body
A Brief Historical Overview of the Practice of Thai Foot Massage
It is said that the knowledge and techniques of this 2,000 year-old massage therapy were the closely held secrets of the Buddhist monks of the Thai Royal Palace; kept alive and passed down through generations.
Thai foot massage is a smorgasbord of ancient healing therapies of Reflexology, Chinese Tuina, Japanese Shiatsu and Indian Ayurvedic yoga. Working with the feet, lower leg and knees.
So What is a Thai Foot Massage?
Let’s take a step back and start with what exactly a Thai Foot Massage is. If you are familiar with Reflexology, Thai Foot Massage works on similar principles.
According to the theory of the practices of acupuncture and acupressure, there are an outstanding 7,200 sensory nerve endings in each foot which are connected to the internal organs that spread throughout the body.
Given that there are SO many nerve endings, a diagram works best.
A Thai foot massage applies pressure to particular areas of the soles of the feet.
Hands, fingers, thumbs, knuckles and a rounded wooden Thai foot massage stick are used to stimulates certain areas of the feet releasing blocked energy within the body’s many Sens lines (Thai-based meridians). This helps to balance and restore a healthy flow of energy throughout the body as well as dispersing a build up of crystals of calcium and uric acid (toxic wastes)……and herein lies the connection with reflexology.
Eastern culture believe that when these energy lines are blocked, disease or illness can manifest and that true health is a state of balance, inner peace, calm and stillness. The focus is on ‘creating’ health with the mind, body and soul are all interconnected.
Spooky! That is the philosophy of the spa towards beauty!
21 Benefits you can Expect from a Thai foot massage
Improves blood circulation
Detoxification and strengthening of the immune system
Improves circulation in the legs and feet
Stimulates lymphatic drainage
Boosts immune system & encourages physical healing
Helps to increase oxygen in the body
Reduces stiffness and improves flexibility
Improves concentration and clarity of mind
Back and other chronic pain
High blood pressure
Kidney and digestive problems
If we now have your attention, it’s just about to get even better. There are no side-effects other than a deep and unique feeling of balance, relaxation and well-being. BOOM!