Thai Foot Reflexology (Commonly referred to as Thai Foot Massage) is a relaxing yet invigorating treatment of the feet and lower legs that was greatly influenced by two of its closest neighbor's China and India and their reflexology systems that are 1000's of years old.
When the Thai's met Chinese reflexology they softened the technique making it more pleasurable with a wide variety of "sabaai" relaxing techniques to off set the "jep" deeper techniques of the Chinese approach. The result is a blend of Chinese Reflexology, Thai acupressure points and "Sen Line" work along with wonderfully stimulating and relaxing hand techniques.
Similar to the meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine that carry the Qi or Chi energy, the Thai Medicine "energy lines" know as Sen run though out the entire body with specific points ending at the feet and hands. The obstruction of this flow of energy is the root cause of discomfort or illness in a person and the techniques of Thai Foot Massage stimulate and open these channels.
Thai Foot Massage was originally practiced in the Thai Wats (temples) by Buddhist Monks but today is available almost everywhere in Thailand and is now available in Cincinnati through Gary.
During a typical Thai Foot Massage session, Gary uses a variety of hands-on techniques including graceful two handed palm movements, stretches, circular massage movements and thumb pressure along with the use of a special Thai stick made out of teak for specific acupressure to stimulate organ reflex points on the soles of the feet. Clients leave the session feeling relaxed, balanced and invigorated.
*In the 30 minute session the Thai Stick is not typically used and the rhythm is a little faster focusing more on superficial stimulation of the reflex points and longer hand strokes. **In on-going series of treatments, sessions are mixed between hands and feet depending on the needs of the client.
Benefits of Thai Reflexology Include::
**Thai Foot Massage/Reflexology is great for diabetics due to the increase of circulation and balancing of the liver, pancreas and pituitary glands that naturally occur during these sessions. Sessions can also be modified to treat a variety of illnesses a deficiencies, please contact Gary with questions.
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