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Chinese Foot Massage
The Chinese-Style Reflexology

Reflexology is a massage technique for the hands and feet. It is based on the theory that there are reflex points in the hands and feet that are linked to the various glands and internal organs, and that stimulating these reflex points can improve the functioning of the glands and organs. Reflexology is used to relieve stress, improve circulation, stimulate the nervous system and induce deep relaxation.

A Chinese Foot Massage starts with a foot soak and immersion of feet in a wooden barrel of warm water containing a sachet of specially formulated Chinese herbal medicines. The feet are then washed and dried and a thick layer of lotion is applied to the feet and calves. Pressure is then applied to each reflection point on the feet and, where there are corresponding physical problems, the receiver may experience some slight discomfort and/or the therapist may feel some blockages in the area. A back or shoulder massage is sometimes added to the procedure which is intended to be extremely relaxing and usually lasts about an hour.

Chinese Foot Massage is suitable for anyone who is interested in his or her general well-being. It may help with certain ailments but it is not a cure for them. It is generally accepted that this therapy can provide some benefits and it has no side effects.

Health benefits are not entirely proven, but many claim foot massage works. It is said that it helps the body to get rid of toxins, improves circulation and body functions, and even improves memory.

If nothing else, a foot massage will help melt away the day's stress. Your feet take the biggest beating throughout the day. They have to get you where you need to go and hold up your entire body weight. People tend to overlook their feet. However, hurting feet may just render a person immobile.

With many new age ideas filtering to the west, foot massage has also become more popular in areas like Europe and the United States. It is a natural way of treatment after a long hard day. The health benefits may be disputed but it never hurts to try it out and see what benefits it may hold for you.

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