The first step in making you feel relaxed and tension free while restoring your body health is soaking your feet. Your foot care specialist will help you place both feet in a tub of hot water. Prior to soaking your feet a herbal mixture of tea and other ancient ingredients passed on through the ages in mainland China will be added to water to both detoxify and relax your entire body as all nerves of the body are connected to the feet. As you soak your feet your body is feeling the warm pleasant effect. It is recommended that you soak your feet anywhere from ten to twenty minutes. Your actual treatment time does not begin until after you are done soaking your feet.
Better known as reflexology. Chinese foot care is based on the art and science of reflexology. Your foot care specialist is both a technician and an artist in that he/she must have the technical knowledge to know what pressure points affect the body. Pain associated with reflexology is seldom the specialist pressing too hard but rather an indication that part of the body is not healthy or has suffered a recent injury. Your specialist has the training to know how and where to apply pressure to bring relief both to the foot and the body. Your specialist is an artist in that the method of applying pressure is never the same. Often a person will fall into a deep sleep while receiving pressure treatment. Much like an artist, each specialist has his or her own technique that is a personal signature. This is why so many people who enjoy Chinese foot care return and ask for the same person each time.
If reflexology were the Ying of Chinese foot care, the foot and leg rub is the Yang of Chinese foot care. Your foot care specialist is restoring balance and energy to your body as he rubs your feet and legs using different types of motions. Through a combination of long and short rubs your feet and legs will feel as if they are floating. Foot and leg pressure is being absorbed by the motion resulting in a final sense of wholeness. Not only do your feet feel refreshed but as you tune into your body you will discover that every part of your body feels a sense of relief as well. The rubbing increases your blood flow which in return restores the inner air of the body.