Thai foot massage: Function and effects
As part of the traditional Thai massage, the Thai foot massage focuses on stimulating certain pressure points of the feet, with the aim of positively affecting the well-being of the whole body. The feet serve as mediators to the internal organs of the body. How does it work?
Under the feet are the so-called reflex zones, whereby each reflex zone can be assigned to certain parts of the body. By massage the foot surface, signals can be sent to the inner body, i.e. connections to the internal organs can be established. Touches on the skin surface can provide pain-relieving and healing effects that can positively affect the entire well-being. For this purpose, the six reflex zones of the foot are stimulated with certain pressure and stretching techniques, whereby the body reacts with permeability and relaxation after a session.
How does a Thai foot massage work?
The Thai foot massage focuses on the reflex zones of the feet to establish connections to the inner body. As part of the Thai foot massage, the individual pressure zones on the feet are massaged specifically, with each stimulation point reaching up to the inner body. If there are blockages, pain or tension, these can be effectively resolved via the feet.
The Thai foot massage primarily uses rhythmic pressure movements and gentle stretching. For example, the back of the foot, the soles and the heels are massaged. With the help of the handball or the thumb, the Thai foot masseur performs firm grips that can cause pain – not only in terms of certain areas of the foot, but also in the associated body parts, which then react with relaxation.
What does a Thai foot massage do?
Massages generally lead to a reduction in the blockages, tension and pain that occur in everyday life due to stress, lack of exercise or overloads. A massage can loosen tense muscles and joints to help the body become more light.
The Thai foot massage goes beyond the pure massage of the body surface. Assuming that the reflex zones on the feet are directly related to the internal body organs, foot massage is considered to be a very effective means of locating and eliminating underlying causes of pain. While pressure is exerted on the individual foot sections, the blood circulation is massively stimulated and the cardiovascular system is noticeably boosted. What feels like a warm poop is an excited blood and lymph circulation that removes harmful toxics and protects the immune system against external factors. As part of this, tensions are reduced, which can be responsible for head, joint and muscle pain. When the body is relaxed, stress-related symptoms such as limb pain, lack of sleep or stiffness almost resolve themselves.
Treat yourself to a little break and free your body from pressure and stress. A Thai foot massage helps to a calm mind and increases the general well-being after a session. Try it and let your body speak.