Ashi means “foot” and atsu means “pressure”.
Ashiatsu is an ancient form of massage that originated in Kerala, India. During this barefoot massage the therapist uses their feet to apply deep, luxurious, pain-fee compression strokes to the body. The therapist uses parallel bars suspended from the ceiling for balance, while the client lies comfortably on the massage table.
What are the benefits of Ashiatsu?
* Increased circulation due to more surface
* More pressure can be evenly administered to the client’s body
* Muscles are broadened and elongated at the same time
*It feels great!
Who should avoid it?
This massage is not good for clients who have acute conditions, osteoporosis, the elderly, children, or pregnant women.