Tsuboki Japanese Foot Massage
Based on the principles of reflexology, TSUBOKI Japanese Foot Massage is a way of reaching the whole body through the feet and like Shiatsu it is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and works on the meridians that run through the body. By massaging the acupressure points it allows the energy to flow freely helping to restore any energy blockages that if left stagnant may lead to ill health.
According to folklore, foot massage was taught by Buddha, and then later combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine. In the 5th and 6th century warrior monks brought it to Japan, where it became known as Zoku (foot or leg) Shin (heart) Do (way). It was introduced as separate discipline in Japan, often offered at inns. Weary travellers would be able to remove their shoes, have their feet washed and then massaged to restore their energy and well-being.
Health benefits of foot massage
Our feet are our foundation, if our feet hurt this can cause problems with posture and how we walk. If our feet are in good shape then we will be too. The meridians that run through the feet reach to almost the whole body which means we are affecting the whole energy system.
What happens in a treatment
Your treatment takes place on a comfortable couch in a warm and relaxing environment. Please make sure your feet are clean before your massage.
Some symptoms helped with foot massage:-
Neuropathy - acupressure and massage helps neuropathy symptoms in the legs and feet. The blood sometimes can’t overcome gravity and it is stuck in the legs causing them to numb and swell. With acupressure, we gently enable blood flow back to the body and reduce swelling.
Plantar Fasciitis - massage can reduce plantar fasciitis pain by reducing muscular tension in the calves which are causing tension in the plantar fascia tendon.