Ashiatsu massage is somewhat like Swedish Massage – only much deeper and more penetrating than that performed by the hands. Ashi means foot. Atsu means pressure. Therefore, this massage is accomplished through gravity assisted foot pressure. In this style of massage, the therapist uses gravitational force and distributes their body weight by holding onto bars in the ceiling and using the feet to deliver the strokes and apply painless pressure directly onto the client’s body. Because the body work done can be performed at a much deeper level than through traditional hand massage, clients can see benefits much more quickly than they otherwise might. Gentle and deeply penetrating, the therapist controls the massage by carefully applying pressure with her feet and using controlled centripetal push and centrifugal flow movements, in addition to pumping movements that loosen tight muscles and eventually actually change structures, gradually and beneficially. spasm and tension, always working within the clients’ comfort zone.
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Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to the traditional Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). It is especially helpful for those who suffer from chronic stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.
In this type of treatment your therapist will utilize their hands to address area of concern. The licensed massage therapist will use a combination of trigger point therapy, sport therapy, or a variety of other modalities to accomplish a state of deep relaxation in your body. Deep tissue massage is used to relieve strain, de-stress your mind and body, as well as reduce inflammation in the body. You will leave our office feeling less stress, more mobility, and less tension in your body. Check out our Blog for more information about how Deep Tissue Massage can help you. Still have questions about massage? Contact Us!