Fijian Massage In Provo
There are many unique types of massages that are designed specifically to help with sore and aching muscles that are caused by sports, and the Fijian Sports Massage is often the preferred method for both clients and therapists. The Fijian Barefoot Massage is a specialty massage that is offered in private clinics or even via at-home services.
Why Use Feet?
One of the biggest advantages of using feet as opposed to hands is that there is less pressure on the joints and muscles. Since using your hands tends to engage your shoulders, your neck and also your elbows, long-term massage roles can often cause damage to one’s joints and body. After years of massages every day, therapists are susceptible to injuries. In fact, around 80% of therapists that have passed the 2-year mark have encountered some form of injury, with many having to cut down on the amount of work they do or even leave the industry altogether just to keep their hands functioning well.
This is why many massage therapists have opted to limit the number of their daily sessions just to save their own joints. But that’s where Fijian massages can come in handy to help.
In the remote villages of the Fiji Islands, a unique style of massage was born. Known as the Fijian Massage, it focuses on barefoot techniques and there are no bars, ropes or oils used in this style of foot massage. Unlike other foot-based massage techniques that typically incorporate some use of the hands, Fijian Massage does not actually use the hands at all–not even to remain stable. Instead, Fijian Massage requires the massage therapist to stand on one foot on the floor while the other foot is used to massage the client. This type of massage gives the therapist a break from using their hands and is one of the best options for any massage therapist that is at risk of developing a condition such as carpal tunnel. The belief is that hands are incredibly precious and that using your bare feet is a much better way of massaging the client since it is equally as effective and can free the therapist’s hands.
Fijian Massage is often done with the client’s clothes removed, but they can also wear soft cotton if they prefer. The therapist themselves can also switch between being barefoot and wearing cotton socks if needed.
Is Fijian Massage Effective?
Absolutely! While the therapist does need to train themselves in the ways of barefoot massage, it can offer the exact same advantages as a regular massage. The entire foot is used to provide a comprehensive massage to the client that can be gentle or deep depending on what’s needed. Each part of the foot can be used for a different style of massage and there are recommended areas for each part of the foot. For instance, the metatarsal phalangeal joint is utilized when a penetrating massage is used, and the toes can be used for specific areas that require a more detailed massage.
However, Fijian massage is not designed for areas such as the anterior triangle of the neck or the face. Instead, it is designed for shoulders, hands, arms, posterior triangle of the neck, pectorals, trapezius, glutes, legs, feet and other common massages areas. It can offer a similar experience to massaging by hand and with an expert Fijian Massage therapist, you will get exactly the same effect as a regular sports massage. This means a Fijian Massage can help improve your circulation, lower your blood pressure and even improve your body posture. This can help you feel a lot more confident.
Fijian Massages are effective at keeping the muscles loose and it’s often more effective due to being able to apply more force to certain areas of the body. Occasionally, oils and other ingredients can be used to enhance the experience, but it’s also common to perform a Fijian Massage without extra oils.
Schedule An Appointment With Us Today
So if you’re looking for a unique type of massage in Provo, our Fijian Massage service is unique and offers all of the same benefits as a regular massage. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to book an appointment or speak to one of our friendly representatives that can inform you of the process and help explain it in greater detail. It offers all of the same advantages as a regular massage and can even be more effective thanks to the extra force available and range of movement.