Ashiatsu therapist uses bars or ropes to leverage their weight distribution in accordance with their massage patients.
Ashiatsu is one of the leading styles of deep tissue and sports massage therapies available. However, not many people are aware of the benefits of Ashiatsu. Though Ashiatsu is a strong massage the blood flow is instantly felt & immediate upper back pain relief follows.
Were you aware that the name Ashiatsu comes from the Japanese? Yes! In Japanese ashi means foot and atsu means pressure.
Ashiatsu therapists utilize different parts of their feet to produce pressure into the body during a massage therapy session. For example the therapist will use the sesamoid bone, the heel, the arch and the plantar exterior of their own foot as points of contact and pressure. Ashiatsu also uses knees, elbows, and forearms as points of contact during a massage.
Ashiatsu can be easily integrated into any style of massage.
Just by having the use of Ashiatsu bars available the client receives a more lasting compression, and shear force than a massage therapist could apply than without.
Explore your massage therapy options by adding these interesting and beneficial massage therapies into your health regimen.