‘Ashi’ means foot and ‘atsu’ means pressure.
To receive Ashiatsu feels like receiving a broad, deep, luxurious, Swedish massage (see Gallery). Holding bars above the table, the therapist uses their feet and is able to apply deep, even pressure via body weight and gravity. This manner of working allows the therapist to work deep with less effort and better body mechanics. The bars above also work as a stabilizing tool and a great way to monitor how much pressure is being applied. This is a profound experience for people who love deep massage.
The benefits of Ashiatsu include:
Deep Tissue without discomfort
Reduces chronic pain
Releases mental and emotional stress
Improves blood pressure
Breaks up scar tissue
Releases bundled nerves
Stretches the spine
Improves body posture
Promotes feelings of well being