Indian Foot Massage also known as Kansa Vatki (KV) Foot Massage, or Padabhyanga Massage, is lusciously therapeutic. It emerges out of India where Ayurveda, the ancient system of Indian medicine, was developed. This therapy concentrates on massaging the feet and lower legs. What better way to be awarded the release of stress and tension in these body regions that often can be so stiff and sore? The health of your feet mirror your general health as foot ailments can be in initial signs that other health problems are emerging. Therefore, by massaging your feet I’m treating your whole body as your nerves, blood and lymph vessels run up and down your spine to all the other regions of your body.
Indian Foot Massage is given while you lie on a massage table. The treatment includes using a small metal bowl, made of copper, tin and zinc, and warm ghee or clarified butter. The treatment begins with some relaxing foot and lower leg massage. The heart of the therapy involves rubbing the soles of the feet with this bowl, ending with a sequence of further massages. This entire treatment aims to detoxify and re-balance the body’s energy.
Indian Foot Massage is designed to:
- Improve blood/lymph circulation;
- Improve joint mobility;
- Soothe an agitated mind;
- Reduce eyestrain;
- Alleviate stress, anxiety, nervousness, depression;
- Relieve tension in the back, neck, shoulders;
- Generate the conditions for a sound sleep.