Description | Benefits
Massage clients often yearn for more pressure than the therapist is able to consistently provide. If you are looking for a massage deep enough to relax every fiber of your being, try Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy — the deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet.
What is Ashiatsu?
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (AOBT) is a barefoot massage technique using deep strokes from the therapists’ feet. It is a western version of an ancient form of bodywork, with roots dating back thousands of years from cultures across Asia, India, Africa and the Pacific Rim.
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How does it work?
In an Ashiatsu session, the client relaxes on a comfortable massage table while the therapist stands on the table holding onto overhead bars for balance and support, using their feet to deliver the massage. The advantage of this massage — both for the client and the therapist — is that Ashiatsu allows gravity to do the work, leveraging the therapists’ body weight to provide a depth unmatched by other techniques.
What will my massage feel like?
Ashiatsu offers deep, broad compression without sharp discomfort. Ashiatsu is meant to feel more like a mesmerizing Swedish massage — deep broad pressured flowing strokes — with no pain. Feel an awakening of your natural healing potential through true relaxation.
Is Ashiatsu for you?
Clients of every age and size can benefit from this deep tissue massage, famous for back and hip pain relief, and deep relaxation. Ashiatsu is particularly popular among athletes, but is not recommended during pregnancy, or within 6 weeks of any surgery. Please discuss with your massage therapist any potential health concerns before trying Ashiatsu.
What about Safety?
Teresa Porter with Ruthie Hardee, founder of Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, in Colorado.
When done by a Certified AOBT Therapist, Ashiatsu is safe, effective and painless, not to mention profoundly relaxing. The amount of pressure is carefully monitored throughout the session, and easily adjusted for the clients comfort. Ashiatsu is not a No Pain, No Gain massage — the safety and well-being of the client is our foremost concern.