Massage

Foot Massage

What is a foot massage?

A foot massage is a type of massage that focuses solely on – you guessed it – the feet. More than 3,000 years ago foot massage treatment originated in China. Since then, the Chinese have traditionally used foot massage to identify and cure all illness. Today, a foot massage is also used for relaxation and to alleviate sore soles and arches.

What is foot reflexology?

The Chinese believe in foot reflexology and its ability to both prevent and cure many health problems. Foot reflexology is based on the belief that every reflex zone begins in the foot, and then travels to the head through the vital organs. Reflex zones are pressure points located on the tips of hands and feet, and they are believed to connect directly to the nervous system. Therefore, by exerting pressure on different parts of the soles and sides of feet, various muscles and vital organs can be reached.

Ancient Egyptians also used foot massage, presumably for the same reasons. Archaeologists have found drawings of foot massages in Egyptian caves and digs.

However, in recent times, people have turned to foot massage as a way to relax hard-working and sore feet.

What should I expect during a foot massage?

During a foot massage, your feet undergo a very relaxing experience as the reflex zones are manipulated and rubbed. You will take off both your socks and shoes, and sit in a comfortable chair. Therapists will sit on benches, stools, or the floor while they work on your feet.

Some therapists may ask about your ailments, and use the reflex zones in your feet to help alleviate them. Others may just knead and massage your feet from the heels to toes to release any tension.

What are the benefits of a foot massage?

In the tradition of foot reflexology, foot massage is avery non-invasive way to heal. Many ailments can be cured without relying on Western medicine.

Others may experience that getting a foot massage does more than rejuvenate your feet – you may also feel less stress and more energy after this type of massage.

What are the side effects?

Side effects are rarely reported after a foot massage. In most cases, you can put on your shoes and go!

Types of Massage

Lymphatic Massage

Clean out that plumbing. Lymphatic massage stimulate the body's lymphatic system, aka the body's plumbing system. Read More >

Medical Massage

Doctor's orders. A medical massage is used for chronic pain relief or injury recovery, and is often prescribed by a physician. Read More >

Myofascial Release Massage

Relax your fascia. This massage stretches and elongates deep muscle tissue, increasing range of motion and circulation. Read More >

Prenatal Massage

Moms-to-be: a prenatal massage is custom-tailored to fit the needs of expecting mothers. Read More >

Motion

Reflexology is an ancient Chinese healing technique, using foot massage to relieve a variety of ailments. Read More >

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a whole-body massage where pressure is placed along your meridians to release tension. Read More >

Sports Massage

Whether you're training for your first 5K or 3rd Ironman, a sports massage can increase flexibility & help you avoid injury. Read More >

Swedish Massage

Looking for the massage with the music in the background and the nice-smelling oils? This ultra-relaxing massage is for you. Read More >

Thai Massage

Described as a mix between yoga and massage, therapists use many parts of their body to stretch and relax the body. Read More >

Therapeutic Massage

Borrowing from many other massage types, a therapeutic massage is good for reducing minor discomfort and pain. Read More >

Trigger Point Massage

A more targeted approach of massage, focusing directly on releasing tight knots and alleviating pain caused by them. Read More >

Acupressure Massage

Sometimes referred to as acupuncture without needles, acupressure is an ancient remedy of Chinese traditional medicine. Read More >

Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic massage is an ancient Indian remedy used to break down and remove toxins from the body. Read More >

Chair Massage

Ever see someone getting a massage in the middle of the mall, airport, or even at work? You're likely seeing a chair massage. Read More >

Combination Massage

A Combination Massage uses various techniques across acupressure, reflexology, Swedish, etc to relieve tension and stress. Read More >

Couples Massage

Two people + Two massage therapists = A perfect way to relax with a friend or partner. Read More >

Deep Tissue Massage

Painful knots in your back? A deep tissue massage will break them down, give you relief. Read More >

Hot Stone Massage

Some like it hot. Hot stones, that is. This massages uses heated stones to warm up your muscles and relax you. Read More >


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