Is it possible to receive (or give) a massage that is both very deep in terms of pressure yet is very relaxing at the same time? Yes! Ashistsu is the answer. The Japanese term Ashiatsu means "foot pressure". Ashiatsu combines highly-effective pressure that is delivered with the broad surface of the therapist's feet with Swedish effleurage for relaxation. The roots of Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy® came first from the Philippines and then from India. The American adaptation has become very popular with deep tissue lovers (including athletes) who crave more pressure but who also seek relaxation.
"Our application of this barefoot massage technique uses deep compression effleurage strokes that glide over the body. Bars are used above the head for balance and lubricant is essential for its purest application. We combine flowing centrifugal and centripetal force and also incorporate push, pull, pumping effleurage movements. The results relieve symptoms of chronic soft tissue damage and in some cases when we're lucky, a structural change." (founder Ruthie Hardee)
Schedule an appointment to try this technique for yourself. It will become your new favorite massage that you want to tell all of your friends about!
You can also find the following services on the menu:
Hot stone massage
Therapeutic (custom Swedish or Deep Tissue) massage