What is Ashiatsu?
If you’re in need of deep tissue massage therapy, but don’t enjoy the discomfort of pointy elbows and thumbs, then Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy® is the optimal treatment for you. Ashiatsu is a barefoot massage technique in which the therapist delivers deep, broad, consistent pressure while utilizing their bare feet and body weight. Working with gravity instead of against it, Ashiatsu therapists are able to provide an effective therapeutic massage without causing discomfort to themselves or the client.
Lubrication is applied to the client’s body making this deep form bodywork a fluid and seamless barefoot dance .Parallel bars are used above the massage table for balance, support and client safety. There are numerous benefits for choosing Ashiatsu Bar Therapy, The main benefit is more pressure with less discomfort during and after your treatment. Clients have also reported an increase in range of motion, reduction in muscle tension and pain, along with a sense of overall wellbeing.
Benefits of Ashiatsu Massage
Deep Tissue Without Discomfort
If you’re in need of deep tissue work, but don’t enjoy the discomfort that comes with pointy elbows and thumbs, then Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy® is the treatment for you! Gravity enables Ashiatsu therapists to deliver up to 3x deeper pressure than with traditional hands-on treatments. Utilizing bodyweight and the foot as a massage tool provides broad, consistent pressure that creates structural change throughout the body. As a result clients will enjoy the same extra range of movement and decrease in chronic tension relief without having to endure painful strokes.
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.
Frees Up Bundled Nerves
Movements along the para spinals and the lumbar region 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.
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 wellbeing 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
Due to the compressive nature of Ashiatsu massage, therapists must take extra precaution with certain client conditions. This a just a hand full of conditions that would be contraindicated for receiving an ashiatsu treatment. However, a certified Deepfeet Therapist will have full knowledge of all contraindications for ashiatsu and how to best address their client needs.
Ashiatsu contraindicated for the following:
Pregnancy or trying to conceive
Contagious skin disorders.
Auto Immune disorders
Compromised immune system
Uncontrolled High/Low blood pressure
Acute liver/ kidney disorders.
Deep Vein Thrombosis