Although relatively new to North America, barefoot massage has ancient history in other cultures. Ashiatsu is a barefoot massage technique that delivers deep, broad, consistent pressure.
When broken down, the word “ashi” means foot and “atsu” means pressure. The therapist uses their feet and body weight, working with gravity instead of against it, to deliver a deep tissue massage without the painful discomfort of sharp elbows and pointy thumbs. Gravity enables the Ashiatsu therapist to deliver three times deeper pressure than using hands and forearms.
As a result, you will enjoy the same benefits of massage without having to endure the more painful techniques of traditional massage therapy.
The long fluid strokes of Ashiatsu help to elongate the spine and dramatically stretch shortened muscles. After only a few treatments, Ashiatsu barefoot massage can help increase range of motion, improve posture, and eliminate chronic muscle pain. Working along the meridians of the body improves overall balance, well being, and deep nervous system relaxation.
The deep compression of Ashiatsu barefoot massage reaches deeper than deep tissue, loosening any adhered tissue, increasing draining, and reaching deeper layers of muscles, tendons and ligaments, without the sensation of pain.
If you feel that no massage is ever deep enough, this is the deep tissue massage for you. However, Ashiatsu is not suitable for everyone. Due to the compressive nature of Ashiatsu barefoot massage, the contraindications are as follows:
• high blood pressure
• contagious skin diseases
• compromised immune system
• liver/kidney disorders
• recent surgical implants
• and advanced Diabetes
60 minute session $100
90 minute session $145
Add cupping $20