What is Ashiatsu?
Deep Tissue Without Discomfort
If you’re in need of deep tissue work, but don’t want the discomfort that comes with pointy elbows and thumbs, then Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy® is the treatment for you. Gravity enables your therapist to deliver deeper pressure than with hands-on, so you’ll enjoy the same extra range of movement and chronic tension relief without having to endure painful strokes.
Frees Up Bundled Nerves
Ashiatsu compression movements along the paraspinals and the lumbar region can relieve muscle spasm 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.
Stretches The Spine
Many Ashiatsu strokes help to elongate the spine. These movements dramatically stretch the shortened muscles, relieving any discomfort. These strokes also help the body’s lymphatic system release toxins at a very high rate, which is why it is important to drink lots of water before and after a treatment.
Improves Body Posture
After a few treatments, Ashiatsu will help improve your posture and movement, will relieve most if not all chronic pain, improve bodily functions and create a higher sense of balance within the body. Typically, one treatment a week for upwards of six weeks will produce these kinds of results.
Maya Grace Nicholls, CMT