Ayurvedic Foot Massage

Ayurvedic Foot Massage

By |2019-04-29T15:04:11-07:00May 27th, 2019|Ayurveda|

By Lissa Coffey, Co-founder of Tulsi Spa

Ayurvedic Massage typically uses warm sesame oil, or a blend of oils and herbs specifically to balance your particular dosha.  A foot massage can be a self-massage, or you can indulge your partner.  The Ayurvedic massage technique doesn’t involve deep muscle massage, the goal is to stimulate the subtle energies of the marma points and nadis (similar to acupressure points) in the body.  Start with the right foot, then repeat the same steps on the left.

-Start with the point located in the middle of the arch of the foot.  Massage this area with your thumb, it is good for the heart.

-Using the thumb, massage the point located in the middle of the underside of the big toe. This area regulates hormonal activity.

-Starting with the big toe, massage the underside of the base of each toe.  Then massage each toe all around by gently pulling upward from the base to the top.  Each toe corresponds to a major organ: brain, lungs, intestines, kidney, heart.

-Now work on the top of the foot.  Using both thumbs, massage the groove between the base of the big toe and the second toe.  Massage up toward the ankle until you feel the bone.

-Now hold the foot with both hands and massage upward from the toes to the ankle.

At Tulsi Spa we treat your tootsies with tender loving care! Come by for a hand and foot reflexology massage, and you can even include a luxurious foot bath!

About the Author:

Best-selling author Lissa Coffey (What’s Your Dosha, Baby?, Song Divine) has embodied the Ayurvedic lifestyle since before her first book came out in 1997. She teaches Ayurvedic principles and philosophy all over the world with her Ancient Wisdom, Modern Style approach. She’s been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and many other national and local TV outlets. Lissa has worked with Deepak Chopra, Vasant Lad, Vaidya Mishra and other renowned Ayurvedic luminaries.Tulsi Spa brings her vision of accessible Ayurvedic massage and treatments to Los Angeles, where she calls home.