A technique in which the therapist walks on the client, using bars and props for support to very pressure and weight.
Deeper then deep tissue ... heavenly!
Ashiatsu is a type of massage therapy in which the therapist walks on the client's back, using bars and other props for support to vary pressure and weight. This modality has its roots in Asia, but today, several different versions of Ashiatsu massage are practiced around the world. Learning to perform Ashiatsu massage requires some advanced training, because an uninstructed practitioner could cause injury.
Traditional Ashiatsu massage is performed in both China and Japan by practitioners who have been trained to take a whole-body approach to wellness based in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
It is customary for the client to lie on a floor mat in loose, comfortable clothing while the practitioner walks across his or her back, using the feet to target specific pressure points. A bar for support may or may not be used, depending on the practitioner. This method is also known as Barefoot Shiatsu, which is a technique used to focus on pressure points with the therapists bare feet.
This ancient practice of Ashiatsu was built from a culture that believed in an energy of meridians within the earth and heavens. The energy flowing from earth towards heaven is Yin – vs – heaven down towards earth - Yang Meridian.
It connects with people in varying degrees, but most feel a zen like aspect, totally relaxed.
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