Have you ever tried a foot massage? How about one hour foot massage in a waterfront breezy space where you can enjoy heavenly relaxation?
Over 90% of American say they never tried foot massage. The foot massage that Oceanic Foot Spa offers did not exist 10 years ago. It took ten years, that long, to develop into what it is today: a family friendly, everyone craving for foot pampering.
WHAT IS THE BEST FOOT MASSAGE CAN ACHIEVE?
Short answer, your feet will feel warm and light even the next day!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
On a comfortable oversized reclining massage chair, customer first receive 10 minutes head, face, and eye massage. This sets a tone to let you feel the stillness, ease your eye and relax your mind. While you were receiving the head massage, your feet is soaked in warm-hot water that is mixed with various nutrients and your choice of herbs. The warmth and energy are flowing through your feet up to your body. After the head massage, the therapist will give you a long and slow foot massage with just right pressure. Here you don’t need to tolerate the pain from Thai style massage, all you feel is the soothing reflex massage that touches all the pressure points. Another 10 minutes on your arms and back to give you the great full-body massage benefits.
KEY PRESSURE POINTS IN YOUR FEET
A reflexology chart is a valuable resource for anyone interested in giving a foot massage. This chart is a visual map of the different pressure points located on the soles of the feet and how they are linked to various parts of the body. For example, the small area at the top of the thumb is directly connected to the brain, while the area right under the balls of the feet is linked to the stomach and spleen. If you are experiencing health problems in these areas, you may benefit from a foot massage that focuses on these key ‘reflex zones.’
KEY BENEFITS OF A FOOT MASSAGE
A foot massage that uses the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to improve the energy flow throughout the body can help reduce stress and improve overall well-being. Using different pressure points in a foot massage can help to:
Treat vision problems
Correct hormonal imbalances
Improve quality of sleep
Induce a state of deep relaxation
Reduce low back pain
Lower high blood pressure
Using varying amounts of pressure and treating only some areas in each session can help to treat a number of health problems and improve overall health and mental well-being.
TECHNIQUES USED TO APPLY PRESSURE TO THE FEET
After determining where the key pressure points are, the massage practitioner will need to use a number of techniques to apply varying amounts of pressure. These may include kneading, finger walking, pivoting and stroking certain areas slowly and methodically to achieve the desired results.
Stroking involves applying very little pressure to the area in order to stimulate a response. Stroking can be performed using the fingertips and pressure can be applied in a downward motion in sets of 5-10 strokes. This is typically the first technique used in a reflexology session.
Pivoting is the technique of holding an area of the foot in one hand and massaging the area with medium to high pressure using the other hand. This technique is often used to pull back the toes and target the balls and soles of the feet.
Finger walking is a technique that involves massaging a small area using a series of small ‘presses’ up and down the area using the thumb or forefinger. This technique can help to stimulate the nerves and pressure points more directly and often results in an immediate reaction.
Kneading is the technique of using the thumb and knuckles to press and massage a large area back on forth in order to stimulate the pressure points. This technique is commonly used on the ball of the feet and the large fleshy area near the arch. It can be particularly effective for a quick and simple massage that provides instant stress relief.