Thai Foot Massage

Thai Foot Massage is a combination of the ancient healing arts of Reflexology, Shiatsu, Tuina, and Ayurvedic Yoga. This 2000 year old, highly reputed treatment frees up blocked energy within the body’s many Sen Lines (Thai- based meridians) to produce a deep and unique feeling of balance, relaxation and well-being.

 

Thai Foot Massage is a gentle, yet firm treatment uses hands and forearms, and also incorporates the use of a wooden device called a Thai Stick to work areas of the feet, legs and knees. Working these areas increases blood and energy flow to the internal organs, glands and all parts of the body,  allowing the body to return to a state of homeostasis. 

 

This treatment is usually performed with the recipient lying comfortably on their back on a massage table, or if the recipient has a lazyboy type recliner chair in there home it can be done with them seated in that if they wish.  

The benefits of Thai Foot Massage include:

  • Improves circulation

  • Improves lymphatic drainage

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Reduces stiffness

  • Increases range of motion

  • Accelerates healing

  • Relieves stress

  • Improves sleep

  • Elevates mood

  • Improves concentration and clarity of mind

  • Creates feelings of tranquility, calmness, and well being

Thai Foot Massage treatments are 90 minutes in duration.

 

Caution

While Thai Foot Massage is a very safe therapy, it is to be avoided with certain health conditions:

 

Local Contraindications (can not work on affected area)

  • Varicose veins

  • Undiagnosed lumps and bumps

  • Bruising

  • Abrasions

  • Sunburn

  • Undiagnosed pain

  • Acute inflammation

 

Total Contraindications (can not proceed with treatment)

  • Fever

  • Contagious diseases (including a cold and flu)

  • Under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs (including pain medication)

  • After a recent operation (within the last 6 months)

  • Infectious skin diseases

  • Deep vein thrombosis

  • Severe undiagnosed pain

  • Diarrhea and/or vomiting

  • Gangrene

  • Hemorrhage

  • Unstable heart conditions

 

Cautions for Thai Foot Massage (requires doctors written consent)

  • Neuritis (inflammation of the nerve pathways)

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Cancer

  • Cellulitis

  • Diabetes mellitus

  • Epilepsy

  • Heart disease and cardiovascular conditions (Thrombosis, Phlebitis, Hypertension, Hypotension)

  • Kidney infections

  • Nervous/Psychotic conditions

  • Nervous system disfunctions (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neuron disease)

  • Oedema (swelling)

  • Osteoporosis

  • Prescribed medication

When In Doubt, Err on the side of caution

and ask your Doctor if Thai Foot Massage is safe for you.

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