What is a Thai Foot Massage?

The Thai foot massage has been around for over 2,000 years. With origins in Thailand, this process is known to be therapeutic as it has been passed down through the ancient healing arts of Reflexology. Not only is the Thai foot massage a relaxing and pleasant experience, but it holds important benefits for the entire body!


A Thai foot massage is when pressure is applied to certain areas of the soles of the feet. This helps to stimulate a reflex in another part of the body. The ancient art of Thai reflexology is said to create a relaxing, enjoyable, and rejuvenating experience healing mind, body, and soul.

Acupuncture theory says that there are over 7,000 sensory nerves in each foot, which are connected to various internal organs or nerves. Thai foot massages are rooted in the fact that signs can be read through the feet and its pressure points, because they are like a map of the body. When these points are hit, the body is able to naturally restore itself to its regular healthy balance. Not only can a Thai foot massage help heal general pain and relieve issues found in internal organs, but it can also enhance the flow of nutrients throughout the body.


When you get to the spa, the lower legs and feet will both be part of the experience. Generally, the legs and feet will be stretched and massaged to open up the energy found there. Then the pressure points will be stimulated by the use of hands, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, or even a rounded wooden stick. Lotion or oil will also be included to make the massage smoother and even more comforting.


The feet do more than just carry your body places; there are numerous pressure points located throughout the foot and these points can help to alleviate pain or other issues in different areas of the body. The goal is to create relaxation, healing, and well-being throughout each of the body’s systems.

Thai foot massages aid in stimulating organ function, generating overall good health, and mental serenity. Not only is the immune system restored and boosted, but injuries are healed and pain from chronic illnesses or ailments like arthritis, diabetes, and digestive problems are alleviated.

Other significant benefits include:

— Improved blood circulation

— Boosted immune system

— Improved lymphatic drainage

— Increased range of motion

— Stress relief and elevated mood

— Improved sleep

— Improved concentration and mental health

— Feelings of calmness and well-being

— Reduced muscle/bone stiffness


At Arista Spa & Salon, we offer a variety of massage services and other spa treatments, including skincare and body peels or wraps. If you’re looking for the healing properties of a Thai foot massage, book our Sole Soother massage to have your lower legs and feet exfoliated and massaged to perfection. We also have hair, makeup, and nail services if you want another way to pamper yourself! Call us at (630) 579-3650 to book your healing and relaxing appointment!

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