Korean Hand & Foot Acupressure Massage

Korean Hand & Foot Acupressure Massage

The theory of Korean Hand & Foot Acupressure Massage is that specific areas and points on each of your hands and feet correspond to specific areas and organs of your body. This treatment massages every joint in the hands and feet - and every joint in the hand and foot represents a joint in the body. The therapy is an especially good treatment for muscular-skeletal problems. This treatment is also holistic and balance the energies within the body and supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Korean Hand and Foot Acupressure Massage is wonderfully relaxing and truly holistic treatment. This massage is not just another form of an ordinary hand or foot massage and is completely different to Reflexology.

Korean Hand and Foot Acupressure massage is a non-invasive traditional approach for the treatment and prevention of ailments. It is a micro-acupressure and reflex system located on both hands - you could think of the hands as being a micro-universe of the whole body. The hands have an entire, but smaller system of meridians that correspond to the body’s meridian system. It is a very simple and extremely effective method of treatment for both internal and external conditions.

The Treatment

Clients can remain fully clothed during this treatment and will only need to remove their socks and partially roll their trousers up. The treatment is performed on a therapy couch and can be altered so that clients can lay flat on the couch or at a slight incline.

Traditionally a plain carrier oil is used to massage however, if the therapist is a trained aromatherapist they may blend an oil specifically for you for the treatment.

Treatment Benefits

  • Improves circulation in feet, legs and hands
  • Balances the body thus creating homeostasis
  • Improves flexibility and reduces stiffness of the feet and hands
  • Clears the mind
  • Aids removal of toxins
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Stimulates lymphatic drainage
  • Accelerated physical healing
  • Detoxification of the immune system
  • Improved sleep
  • Stress relief
  • Stimulates the mind
  • Promotes the healing of injuries
  • Increases energy levels and improves overall well-being

Before and After your Treatment

Here is some guidance on what to do to prepare for your treatment along with what you can expect after the treatment too

  • Try to avoid eating a large meal at least 1 hour before your treatment. Please also refrain from consuming alcohol or using other substances before any treatment or therapy.
  • Arrive on time. This insures that you don’t arrive flustered and stressed. It also means that you will get the most out of your treatment. We ask all clients to arrive 10-15 minutes before their treatment is due to begin.
  • Talk to your therapist. If you are concerned or anxious about anything to do with your treatment let us know. We want to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.
  • We ask our clients to ensure they arrive clean and ready for their treatment. If you are coming straight from work or the gym, please let us know and we can arrange for the use of our shower facilities before the treatment. (A surcharge will apply).
  • All new clients will need to complete a full medical and lifestyle questionnaire before their treatment. All existing clients will need to complete a treatment record card before any subsequent treatments. This is to ensure we can provide you with the best possible care and to comply with our insurance policies.
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing and appropriate underwear. For any spa treatments, a robe will be provided for your comfort.

Everyone client has to complete a medical and lifestyle questionaire on their first visit - we ask you to arrive early (approximately 20 minutes) to allow you time to complete this in our relaxation area. On every subsequent visit you will be asked to confirm that none of the details have changed. This is primarily for your protection and to ensure we are aware of any contra-indications before providing tretment. It is also a requirment of our insurers.

  • Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins; massage aids the removal of toxins from the body
  • Coffee, tea and cola should be avoided as they contain caffeine. Aim to drink two glasses of water after each drink of tea or coffee if not. Or try to drink herbal infusions in place of tea or coffee
  • Avoid any headache tablets as these too contain caffeine
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal. Eat a light and natural diet, as refined and processed foods add to the toxicity levels within the body and hinder the natural healing process
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the next 24 hours. Alcohol and smoking are counter-productive as they increase the levels of toxins in the body.

Healing Crisis

Some people may experience the following after treatment:

  • Feelings of tiredness or fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Headache
  • Heightened emotional state - feeling a little emotional, perhaps even tearful
  • Changes in bowel movements/urine
  • Excess perspiration
  • Flu-like symptoms

These effects are only be temporary and should subside within 24-48 hours.

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Treatment Options

All initial treatments will include a 20 minute consultation that will be carried out before you have your treatment.

60 Minutes