The Phytomassopodia® begins and ends an the spa troght the feet, just like in the baths of the ancient Rome. It employs specific techniques, including the use of the essential oils of wild growing plants an the so-called Podostrigiles: a device resembling a foot, which is based on the characteristics of ancient strigiles. As the panels of the library in Alexandria (Egypt) show, this was this curved spoon-shaped instrument of such importance that it was used for massaging Queen Cleopatra!

Wellness from Feet

The WFA – Wellness from Feet Academy follows the primary principle of returning to the deep roots of our culture, further developed through modern scientific research to provide holistic wellbeing with the revitalisation of the “Strigles” massage via the “foot portal”.

From Podostrigiles® to science

Just as the Strigiles was once the symbol of masseurs, the Podostrigiles® is the symbol of the Phytomassopodia operator today, trained according to the quality criteria of the Wellness from Feet Academy. The Wellness from Feet Academy is based on a scientific research project carried out by Prof G. Mazzocco (University of Padua), Dr A. Mazzocco (Dr in Physiatry – Foot Centre Venice), and Dr R. Paladin (Doctor of Medicinal Herbalism, Natural Cosmetician – MEI).