Foot massage is an outstanding technique for deep relaxation and rejuvenation. It’s great for the feet too, keeping them in tip top shape for your busy life.
Your feet are highly complex parts of the body. There are more than 7,000 nerve endings in each foot!! I often include some work for the feet in a therapeutic massage. But in a Foot Massage session, they are the only focus.
You nurture your whole body during foot massage, despite its specificity, and your general health receives deep benefit during this treatment. After the session, you float off the table feeling like a million bucks. Often having had a nap during the treatment!
Your foot massage session
- Each session focuses completely on the lower leg, ankles, and feet.
- You rest on your back on the massage table the whole time (unless you are more comfortable in a different position).
- Techniques include Swedish massage, acupressure, compression, friction, gentle traction and more.
Learn more about preparing for your massage here.
Is foot massage different from reflexology?
Reflexology is an ancient form of bodywork based on an energetic ‘map,’ derived from Chinese Medicine. Using this map, the foot is treated as a microcosm of the entire body.
Specific areas and points on the foot are stimulated with the intention of improving the health of specific systems in the body.
I have training in Reflexology, but do not work according to the map. I do use some of the specific techniques though. They are deeply relaxing and feel great.
Foot massage is just that: massage for the feet! It is a manual therapy for the foot performed with the following in mind: the many psychological, circulatory, hormonal, and neurological benefits.