Tsuboki® foot massage is divinely relaxing massage based on Eastern and Western bodywork traditions. Lie back on the supremely comfortable LaFuma chair and allow yourself to be pampered.
“I feel I have got a new pair of feet”
Zoya, Sneinton, Nottingham
You can receive the Tsuboki foot massage
In India the tradition of foot massage goes back thousands of years.
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.
Meridians are channels of energy or qi, ki or chi, that flow round the body in a continuous loop. They are the same channels that acupuncturists use, but they are also used in Chinese and Japanese medicine and massage. There are 12 bilateral main meridians, and two on the mid-line of the body, one at the front and one at the back. If the energy is flowing well, the person is well and healthy. Conversely, blockages and stagnation ultimately cause ill health.
A Tsubo is an an acupressure point along a meridian. Here the ki energy rises to the surface of the body. Stimulating these points encourages the flow of energy throughout the meridian, and thus through the body. It is like sending a charge or a wave though the meridian to clear the channel. The pressure can be very light and still be effective. Biomedical research has shown that the body sometimes requires very little energy to “jump start” the healing process.
So much for the background.
A full session takes about an hour. The Tsuboki foot massage has five
“I loved the last point – I could feel
your finger still touching
Julie, Beeston, Nottingham
That was the point representing transformation!
Try it, it's fabulous,
“I say: that's a winner”
Alonit, Carrington, Nottingham
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- Hot and Cold Stone Massage -
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- Fertility Massage - Pregnancy Massage - Post-natal Massage -
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- Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) - Deep Oscillation -
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