From Our Editors
Visits to Soleful Touch are intended to be indulgent experiences that allow clients to leave feeling refreshed mentally as well as physically. The therapists embrace traditional Eastern therapies, such as acupressure, tui na, shiatsu, and Chinese medicine, but their signature focus is reflexology. These treatments typically begin with a rejuvenating foot soak in a wooden tub filled with Chinese herbs and Rhode Island water, which loosens tense muscles in the neck, shoulders, head, and back, helping people relax. From there, the therapist will apply gentle pressure to key points along the client's feet. Traditionally, these points are thought to connect to disparate organ systems throughout the body, so manipulating key areas is believed to restore a sense of holistic balance while bolstering an overall sense of wellbeing.