I never really realized that I had learned such a cool way to wrap the foot until I was teaching in a spa program and asked the students so show me what they had learned. I felt what I had picked up along the way was much better so I shared it with them and they thought so too.
If you have ever been to Thailand and had a Thai-Reflexology session you will be quite familiar with this method. I receive some training in the Thai Wat Po style of reflexology when I was in Thailand and this a great gem that I would like to share with you from my training. I use this during, and after every session.
Watch the video below to learn how to wrap the foot.
To do the reflexology foot wrap …
- Put the towel at 45degree angle to the leg.
- Bring up the closest corner so that the towel covers over the toes
- Grab the other corner, fold it over crossing the first fold and then tuck in around the heel.
- Wrap the other end around the leg.
- Tuck in the top and then roll it over securing the top making a complete boot.
wrapping the foot like this has many uses
- If it’s cold and you want to keep one foot warm while you work on the other.
- Great way to finish a session and take off excess oil so that your client does not slip in their shoes.
- If you make a tight enough towel wrap you can actually use them as boots if the client may have to go use the washroom for example.
I hope you found this useful as it is one of my favorite tricks / techniques I have learned in the wonderful world of Reflexology.
Have a great Reflexology Day!
Note: The towels that I use in this video are from Japan and are longer and narrower than the towels in North America which still work but I prefer the Japanese size.
Let me know what you think of this method by commenting below and please share any gems you may have.