Ashiatsu Massage

Nola Bliss Massage Therapy

Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy

What is Ashiatsu (Ahh-shi-atsu)?

A modern refinement of ancient techniques, Ashiatsu is a barefoot massage technique using deep strokes from the therapists’ feet. This treatment is highly effective for those who suffer from chronic neck and back pain or spinal issues, as well as for athletes and those who enjoy deep tissue massage. It combines elements of Thai Massage, Japanese Shiatsu, and India’s Keralite massage with underlying dynamics in the study of traditional Chinese Medicine.
The pressure can be as light or as deep as you need it to be. IT IS NOT PAINFUL! It is a very smooth massage with people often commenting that it feels like being massaged with large hands. There are several advantages to a barefoot massage including: being able to warm up muscles faster due to the feets’ larger surface area, and deeper pressure, if needed, because it uses gravity and body weight to provide pressure. Different styles of barefoot massage have been in many different cultures for hundreds of years – now it is available in the heart of New Orleans. An ashiatsu session at Nola Bliss Massage is an experience in therapeutic massage like never before: deep, effective, relaxing, grounding, and safe.

  • How Does it Work?

    Ashiatsu is performed on a massage table. During treatment, the therapist uses the parallel bars overhead for balance while applying slow, gliding foot pressure and compression to strategic points along the spine and body. Ashiatsu’s one and two-footed strokes distribute pressure evenly over a large area of the body, providing a deep and relaxing massage without the pain often associated with traditional deep-tissue massage.

    When properly applied, Ashiatsu techniques elongate the spine and surrounding muscles, as the gliding srokes made with the feet produce a “push-pull-pumping” effect. This results in compression of the soft tissue surrounding the joints, which promotes mobilization, allowing the spine to resume its natural position.

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