Chinese Foot Massage
What Is a Traditional Chinese Foot Massage?
Traditional Chinese foot massage consists of a foot bath followed by an intense massage on various pressure points in the feet, ankles and legs. Chinese foot massage has been practiced for centuries and is a popular pastime in China.
What Happens During a Traditional Chinese Foot Massage?
While the quality of a traditional Chinese foot massage may vary, it typically begins with being seated on a foot stool while soaking the feet in hot water infused with tea and herbs. While the feet are soaking, the masseur massages and kneads a person’s shoulders, upper back and neck for five to 15 minutes. After, the person is transferred to a comfy lounge chair. Next, the feet are removed from the water and dried off with a towel and then propped up on a foot stool.
Then, the massage therapist wraps one foot in a towel and then begins to work on the other foot.
The massage therapist applies cream or lotion to the foot and then rubs, kneads, pushes and massages pressure points on the bottom, top, and sides of the foot. The massage is often painful, particularly for first timers because it is believed that each part of the foot is connected to a part of the body.
If soreness is felt in a particular part of the foot, it is believed the corresponding part of the body has a problem. After both feet are massaged, hot towels are wrapped around the feet. After the massage therapist rubs the swaddled feet, they are dried. Then, the lower legs and thighs are massaged using kneading, stroking, and pounding motions.
Fees are £40 for 1 hour