First, let's take a look at the history of this amazing technique. Ashiatsu emerged from Asia. This ancient technique dates all the way back to the 12th century. In 1997 it came tot he West.
At Zama, our Ashiatsu massage combines Swedish massage techniques with long, flowing, deep effleurage and compression strokes.
Additionally, you get the benefits of the deepest deep tissue massage you can find without the discomfort often associated with trigger point therapy. While effective, deep strokes from elbows and hands can hurt due to all the pressure that is focused on a small area. With Ashiatsu, your therapist uses their core strength while they adjust their weighted pressure using the bars to apply wonderfully deep, broad strokes. Resultingly, you will experience much less pain and even more deep tissue penetration.
You'll be amazed at the precision and effectiveness of your treatment! Your therapist has been trained to fine-tune their use of pressure while using their strength and gravity. You'll get perfect pressure that targets all your spots that need attention and release. Using leg and core strength along with gravity, allows the therapist to provide a deep/broad pressure that cannot be achieved using the hands.
Athletes love Ashiatsu massage! This deep penetrating therapy is excellent for athletes of all levels. With the deep/broad pressure Ashiatsu moves a lot of blood to muscle tissues. As a result, your muscles recover from those long, hard workouts much more quickly. The increased blood flow to the muscle tissues provides relief to sensitive muscles. In addition to the excellent recovery, Ashiatsu helps to prevent injury and can also help improve performance goals.
Also, keep in mind that your therapist will broad foot strokes that are much more comfortable than manual deep tissue massage. The combination of even pressure and long strokes provides excellent spinal traction. Exciting news! Many clients report improved posture and even an added inch to their height with regular Ashiatsu massage!
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