Deep Tissue Without Discomfort If you're in need of deep tissue work, but don’t enjoy the discomfort that you may feel with elbows and thumbs, then Ashiatsu is the treatment for you! Gravity enables Ashiatsu therapists to deliver up to 3x deeper pressure than with traditional hands-on treatments. Utilizing the broad surface of their foot, your massage therapist is able to deliver consistent, deep pressure. As a result you will experience relief from chronic tension and an increase in range of movement.
Frees Up Bundled Nerves Deep pressure applied to the muscles along the spine and across the lower back can relieve muscle spasms and open the intervertebral foramen (where spinal nerves pass through). It will give the nerves more space as well as increase circulation by bringing more freshly oxygenated blood to the area being treated.
Elongates Muscles and Detoxifies Many Ashiatsu strokes help to elongate the spine. These movements dramatically stretch shortened muscles, which help in relieving pain and discomfort. These long fluid strokes also help flush the body’s lymphatic system, which releases metabolic waste at a very high rate. We recommend drinking plenty of water before and after a treatment to help with the detoxification process. Improves Posture and Decreases Pain After only a few treatments, Ashiatsu barefoot massage has been known to improve posture and range of motion. It will significantly reduce or eliminate chronic muscle pain, and improve bodily functions, which will create a higher sense of balance and well being within the body. Typically, one treatment a week for upwards of six weeks will produce these kinds of results.
Ashiatsu is not suitable for everyone. Please consult with your massage therapist to find the best massage technique to address your needs.