Most people having foot massage-world record
set by Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan--Taiwan set a World Record by arranging
for 1,008 people to have a foot massage simultaneously. Photo: The
participants, including hundreds of Japanese, South Korean
and Hong Kong visitors, lay down on reclining chairs at the
Taipei Area stadium for 40 minutes of foot massage, or reflexology
treatment, given by 1,008 masseurs. (enlarge
event was organized by the Taiwan
tourism bureau and four Taiwan reflexology associations.
The years 2008 and 2009 had been designated
as the “Tour Taiwan Years.” The Tourism Bureau has been planning
a wide variety of exciting events and popular tourist attractions
to draw more international visitors to Taiwan, and one of
its new ideas is health care tourism. (enlarge
Tourists who volunteered for the event came from
various countries, including Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia
and Hong Kong etc.
Foot massage is popular in Taiwan. In large cities
in Taiwan, there are many foot massage parlours which charge
500 Taiwan dollars (15 US dollars) for 50 minutes of foot
massage, which can relieve fatigue and has therapeutic effects
for certain illnesses.
The previous world record stood at 200 reflexologists
with the same number of tourists.