Ashiatsu massage is originally a Japanese style of Barefoot Massage. “Ashi” meaning foot and “atsu” meaning pressure. Today Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage Therapy is practiced in North America with the help of overhead parallel bars for safety, balance and precision. Broad and compressive effleurage and petrissage strokes are used similarly to hands-on treatment. The difference is the broad surfaces of the foot allow the therapist to deliver deeper pressure without the pain or discomfort that can come from the boney prominences like elbows, fingers and thumbs. The long gliding strokes used in Ashiatsu Massage gives consistent pressure and flow, unlike other massage modalities.
Benefits Of Ashiatsu Massage
Like traditional massage, the enfleurage techniques and fluidity of Ashiatsu will help to improve the flow of blood and lymph through the body.
Decreased Muscle Tension
The deep pressure and precision of ashiatsu allow the therapist to target tight and contracted muscles and decrease any muscle "knots".
Stress Reduction and Relaxation
Ashiatus Massage therapy can be deeply relaxing with the brand pressure and long strokes.
Although Ashiatus can be very relaxing it can also be very therapeutic. Ashiatus can be used to treat a large variety of acute and chronic injuries.