Ashiatsu Technique

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In early December 2016, I completed a training in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy.

In this method of bodywork, the massage therapist relies on his/her feet to give the massage and uses ceiling bars for balance and support.

The name Ashiatsu has its roots in Asian language, “Ashi” meaning foot and “atsu” meaning pressure.

The pressure with the foot is amazing. It’s a more even pressure, deep, but luxurious.” ~Jessie

Ashiatsu is extremely fun and fulfilling to give and wonderful to receive! It provides a technique for the massage therapist to work deeply, using more gravitational force and less muscle than in other bodywork modalities. The resulting massage is very smooth, featuring long continuous strokes with consistent pressure.

I believe Ashiatsu can be an effective way to help many people deal with chronic pain, tight muscles and general body stiffness. In addition, this work promotes a very deep state of relaxation. I am excited to share it with you!