Finally summer had come and we bared our feet to the sun after having them stuffed away in shoes and socks for months on end during the cold season! While this is great for allowing the skin to breathe, the choice of footwear we tend to adorn, like flip flops, pumps and sandals, offer little support. This in turn may create not only tired feet but may impact the rest of our posture, affecting our knees, hips and backs.
Taking care of our feet is something that is neglected by most of us. We take it for granted that our poor feet have quite a load to carry around each day and when we are not wearing supportive footwear they have an even tougher job. Additionally, muscles in the lower leg can also be affected, becoming tight and tender, due to the fact they are responsible for foot motion and stability.
Apart from wearing correct footwear, treatments like Thai Foot Massage, a massage focusing on the feet and lower extremities, can be helpful for combating tightness and improving mobility. In addition to that, it includes stimulating reflex points on the sole of the feet to stimulate the internal organs. This is to offer support in helping to relieve stress and stress related conditions, aid in improving digestive function and help to increase energy levels. The people of Thailand place great importance on massage of the feet, having a ‘Foot Massage for Health’, due to the Eastern philosophy being focused on a preventative approach to health and well-being.
If you would like work done on your feet, book in with Fiona for a session of foot massage!