Ashiatsu


RELEASE STRESS AND PROMOTE SELF-HEALING WITH THIS ANCIENT MASSAGE

This treatment is known to induce deep relaxation, relieve tight muscles and stress, and stimulate the body’s own self-healing capabilities. Due to the practitioner’s knowledge of the body’s meridians (energy channels), this style of massage can also leave the client feeling refreshed and stimulated. It is also useful as a sports preparation or athletic maintenance, since the process incorporates stretching and engagement to the large muscle groups. This massage style is a great way to quickly warm up the large muscles for more detailed therapy. The therapist holds onto ceiling bars while applying his/her weight to the body.

Where did it come from?

Ashiatsu dates back as far as the 12th century and was associated with Keralite foot massage called “Chavutti Thirummal”.  Buddhist monks created this ancient form of bodywork to help neck and lower back pain, improve posture and increase energy circulation.

Who should get it?

Ashiatsu Massage can be enjoyed by anyone but those with the following conditions are cautioned before receiving an Ashiatsu Massage:

  • Implants (such as pace makers or breast implants)
  • Frail individuals
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy (or possible pregnancy)
  • Varicose veins
  • Protruding or ruptured discs
  • Kidney disorders