Thai Foot Reflexology (or Thai Foot Massage) combines acupressure, stretching, and massage of the legs and feet with reflexology done with lotion and a wooden stick. I generally give the work in a manner similar to Thai massage, with the fully clothed recipient lying on a mat on the floor for the duration of the session. However, it can be done on the table, often as an add-on to a regular massage by request.
I know some people might balk at the thought of a wooden stick being used on their foot, but it’s really sort of an extension of my thumb. The small end is the part used, and it is big enough to give a nice firm pressure, but not so small as to cause pain. The stick gets used to stimulate various points all over the toes and foot, and also as a gliding warm-up to the energy lines in the foot.
The benefits of Thai Foot Reflexology include:
- Improved circulation in the feet and legs
- Increased flexibility of feet and joints
- Stress reduction and relaxation
- Better and deeper sleep
- Reduced pain and stiffness
- Provides a boost to the immune system
To follow up yesterday’s post: The pumpkin pie oatmeal was really good! I’ve made it again for tomorrow.