One of our most excellent, awesome clients, Alpha, recommended that we travel through Frisco on our trip to celebrate I.M. Spa surviving me being in nursing school full time. Why Frisco? There is a quirky little, hole in the wall foot massage place, where they’re not very good at advertising, marketing, signage, or branding. But they’re amazing at Chinese Foot Massage. It’s called Shuang Feng Foot Massage. And for $30 each, all 6 of us from our little day spa here in Arkansas, piled out of my minivan in Frisco Texas, and received a full hour of Chinese foot massage together.
Chinese foot massage isn’t really just a foot massage. It starts with a hot foot soak and foot massage, but it is a full body experience.
And it’s not anything like what we do at I.M. Spa where we’re all about connection and, ‘How are you feeling? Do you like deep pressure, medium pressure? What would you like me to focus on during your massage?” That doesn’t mean it’s bad, it’s just a different focus. It’s actually quite amazing and great.
The focus is definitely on stimulating energy lines. The massage was methodical, deep, and sometimes uncomfortably so, but the goal was not to send us into a relaxing coma. The goal was to balance the acupressure meridians. If you get relaxed in the process that’s great, but not required.
When we got done with our massage and were all talking about it on the sidewalk, everybody admitted that there was a point in the massage when the pressure was uncomfortably deep around the throat and there wasn’t really a way or time to adjust our bodies or communicate with the therapist to ask for lighter pressure. We all just suffered through, hoping that part would end soon. And it did.
Jessica Crass was particularly happy with the deep pressure of this massage. Loved it.
The therapists really work hard in this kind of
massage. The amount of pressure is intense and constant. I felt guilty that they only charged $30 for the session and left a good tip.
When my therapist was done with me she said, “You done, Lady,” and tapped me on the shoulder. I felt amazing. I was sore for two days afterwards, but in a good way.
And I guarantee you, the next time I go to Texas to visit my family, I’m making a one hour stop in Frisco at the Shuang Feng foot massage place. Let me know if you want to join me.
Oh, and don’t get discouraged when you are looking for the place and you don’t feel like you can find it. This is what their store front looks like:
Wendy Finn is the mother of 4 boys, owner of I.M. Spa, a Raw Food Enthusiast and educator, a world traveler in pursuit of superior massage education, a Master Massage Therapist of 20 plus years, a gardener, and a nursing student. She’s passionate about touching people and sharing health.