the first appointment the Therapies will take a medical case history, in order
to establish the pathway of illness and to determine where there are imbalances
within the body and what the causes of these imbalances may be.
The Thai Foot Massage treatment
itself takes up one hour. Begins with opening the Sen (Meridian) lines (energy
pathways) and then into the treatment itself. A wooden stick is used to
gently open up and stimulate the reflexes, energy pathways, lymph and
circulation. The therapist may advise on future treatments and any other
factors which may contribute to your well being. In chronic cases two
sessions per week are recommended until improvements are seen. Once a week
is recommended in milder cases.
WHEN TRADITIONAL THAI FOOT MASSAGE SHOULD
BE DONE WITH CAUTION
Like any other health-care
professional we have a responsibility to our clients and in some instances the
feet and body need to be treated with care or another health care professional
If the client has been immobile
for some time Thai Foot Massage should be introduced gradually to invigorate the body.
If the foot has stitches we do not
work on that particular area. AIDS we stay away from broken skin and open
sores. In hip or knee injures the leg must be held firmly in position.
Diabetics should have something small to eat prior to treatment and monitor
blood sugar levels after treatment. Osteoporosis is treated gently.
An epileptic patient should be on medication.
TRADITIONAL THAI FOOT MASSAGE CAN NOT BE DONE
Internal bleeding e.g. from
accident or stomach ulcer. Conditions such as swellings of the calf or leg need
immediate specialist referral. Also ulceration’s, phlebitis or thrombosis of
the lower leg would denote caution on the part of the therapist. Severe
conditions (e.g. bad varicose veins in the leg, open sores in the leg, oozing,
cracked athlete’s foot would not be appropriate. Fracture in foot/ankle area
or swelling due to break or sprain. Infectious illness – to avoid
cross-infection with other clients e.g. colds, flu, etc. In the first Trimester
it is not recommended simply from a liable issue should there be
complications, although the treatment will not cause any harm.
SO WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF
TRADITIONAL THAI FOOT MASSAGE?
To improve the functions within
the body systems for health promotion such as stimulating the circulatory system
of blood and lymph. To prevent and relieve some problems such as constipation,
asthma, gall bladder problems, cystitis, headache, renal disease, migraine,
sinusitis and stress.
Stimulation of the
in legs and hands
helps remove toxins
helps boost the immune
reduces stiffness and
detoxification of the
Stress relief and
HEALTH BELONGS TO YOU
Even though treatments can restore the body balance, you will
not seriously get better until there is an overall balance. Your emotional
well-being, lifestyle and nutrition are important factors, which all play
important roles in connection with your health.
The therapist indicates which
factors may be likely causes of possible imbalances. By following the advice of
the therapist, you play an important role in achieving and maintaining your good
The therapist readily co-operates
with doctors and other therapists.
WHICH MAY OCCUR AFTER TREATMENT
The object of all true natural
healing is to assist the body to eliminate waste and poisonous matter. When the
vitality has been raised to sufficient strength the body will create conditions
necessary to throw off this morbid material. The term for this reaction is a ‘healing
When you have a ‘healing crisis’
it means that the vitality of the body has been increased by the sessions,
subsequently creating detoxification. The body will only be able to create the
necessary conditions to bring about a healing crisis if it has enough available
Reactions may be different.
Any reaction is connected to a better balance and general condition. It is
impossible to predict exactly how the body reacts, as the reactions are
individual. Herrings Law of cure states that “all healing takes place from
within, out, from the head down and in the reverse order that they appeared”.
It is important not to suppress these healing symptoms as it is the body’s way
of healing and suppressing will create further congestion.
Some typical reactions may be:
tiredness and deep sleep
discharges ie. Catarrh, sinuses, vaginal
in bowel movement pattern
from nose, throat and ears
disorders, which have not earlier been healed, may reappear
These reactions should not be
regarded as worsening, on the contrary they are signs of the treatments showing
results, and that improvement is on the way.
A NEW WAY TO LOOK AT YOUR
foot has over 7,000 nerve endings, 26 bones, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles. This
type of drugless therapy creates a physiological change in the body by naturally