Barefoot Healing Massage

Barefoot Healing Massage

A traditional Japanese healing technique, Ashiatsu is the combination of basic massage and acupressure methods. Literally meaning"finger pressure" (itsu), this ancient technique is simply referred to as ashiatsu by its practitioners. And although ashiatsu massage may seem unconventional, with the majority of practitioners holding onto specially-installed ceiling racks to maintain their balance as they walk on a nervous client's back, this kind of massage is rapidly being heralded as an intense, deep-tissue massage. Unlike the more commonly known deep tissue massage, which targets and eliminates chronic muscle tension, shiatsu is classified as a"hands on" technique, using the patient's own hand for the treatment. And even though the treatment may feel as it is far from relaxing, the area is surprisingly painless for the patient.

As the pro manipulates and kneads muscles, soothing rhythmical pulses are used to stimulate points across the body. The palms are used for friction strokes, while gentle strokes and circular motion are used for tapping. Stress is also applied to certain points and this provides a range of beneficial results including the relief of muscle tension, stiffness, soreness, and even migraines and other