Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy

Ashiatsu (foot pressure) is a barefoot massage technique using comfortably deep gliding pressure over your body. Bars overhead are used by the therapist during the massage session for balance and support. Combining gravitational force with centripetal and centrifugal movements, Ashiatsu techniques are used to create a structural change in chronically tight muscles and soft tissues. This translates to a deeper relaxation with “pain-free” gliding strokes that stimulates the lymphatic system, creating a full-body calmness and well-being. Sweeping deep compressions are used to give you that “hurts so good!” feeling, but without the pain.

If you love deep bodywork, but you have difficulty finding a therapist to deliver, then Ashiatsu may be perfect for you!

Benefits of Ashiatsu include:

  • Increases circulation to the full body
  • Aids in the release of toxins at a high rate so they can be flushed from the body
  • Helps to elongate the spine
  • Can help to improve the client’s posture and movement while relieving chronic pain
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Compressions along the paraspinals and lumbar region can help to relieve chronic pain and spasms

Ashiatsu’s Contraindications

Ashiatsu has been popular with clients looking for the deepest deep tissue massage, and for those seeking relief from chronic back and hip pain. However, as with many forms of massage and bodywork, Ashiatsu is NOT recommended for the following conditions:

  • Breast implants within 9 months
  • Varicose veins, skin lesions and boils
  • Recent eye procedures
  • Any acute inflammatory conditions
  • Uncontrolled HIGH blood pressure or heart condition, pacemaker, stent or shunt
  • Within 6 weeks of a surgical procedure
  • Persons on Coumadin, Lovenox, Heparin or a heavy dosage of aspirin
  • Any rib fracture, or osteoporosis in advance stage
  • Any recent (acute) injuries or surgeries
  • Tuberculosis, thrombosis, aneurysm, kidney disorders, recent bowel or hernia surgery
  • Pregnancy