Put simply, reflexology is a massage for the feet … but its impact is on the whole body!
Feet contain large numbers of nerve endings which are sensitive to touch. Reflex points on the feet connect our feet to other parts of our body. Reflexology is based on the theory of stimulating these reflex points to treat your whole body.
My take on reflexology has a distinctly Thai twist. I start by immersing your feet in a warm fresh ginger and lemon foot bath. I then apply a special Thai herb ointment to your feet, and gently massage them in the traditional Thai style. Reflex points are then firmly worked with using a special oval wooden stick which provides a therapeutic stimulus to the whole body.
What’s amazing is that it’s not ticklish at all!
Because reflexology is non–invasive, it is ideal for people who might be too shy or too ill to benefit from a full body treatment … but I especially like it because it is the ultimate pamper massage!
The Benefits of Reflexology Massage
- Relief of psychological stress
- Improves sleep
- Clears the mind
- Promotes healing from injury, illness or surgery