Massage of the Feet Diagram
In Thailand outside most massage establishments there is often a disgram of the foot. It points out which areas to massage for certain problems of the body. For example if you have stomach issues, there is a certain place to massage on the foot.
I know zombiegirl is a massage therapist, so she is probably the best to answer this one, but I was wondering of the valdility of this diagram. Also, what techniques to use whilst giving a foot massage for therapy use.
I appear to be quite good at foot massage as my gf often asks if I can give her one, she falls asleep most of the time within 30 or so minutes. I apply pressure using my thumbs in slow circular motions up and down the foot, then changing to squeezing the edges with one hand and sliding it up across the foot. Also I sometimes apply hard pressure to the ball of the foot and squeez/slide up over the toes. This seems to be more of a feel good massage than a theraputic one. I have read that for the diagram you simply apply pressure to certain areas. I have problems with my lungs more recently (I have for years ever since I had bronchitus at the age of 12), and my Gf has had trouble with her stomach after she eats, she gets a pain there.
Anyway, here is the diagram and I hope some people can offer some advise. Thanks, tom.