Ashiatsu: Deeper than Deep Tissue Massage
Ashi-What! The word Ashiatsu in Japanese translates as Ashi (foot) -atsu (pressure) and is a deep, painless form of barefoot massage, where the massage therapists uses their feet as massage tools. San Antonio’s deep tissue massage fanatics often ask for more pressure than the therapist is able to consistently provide. Well, with Ashiatsu, we have the potential of applying our entire body weight when appropriate – can’t get much deeper than that! (And a true lady never reveals her weight or shoe size, so don’t ask!) If you are looking for a massage deep enough to relax every fiber of your being, THIS IS IT! Try Ashiatsu at Heeling Sole in Alamo Heights from one of our advanced massage therapists — we are the deepest massage in town and the leading source of Barefoot Massage in the entire state of Texas. By the way, it’s pronounced Ahhhhh-shiatsu!
( Jeni Spring is $125/hour. Interns are available at 20% off while they train!)
What is Ashiatsu?
Ashiatsu is a barefoot massage technique using deep strokes from the massage therapists’ feet. The deep pressure is achieved by leveraging the therapists bodyweight, gravity, and angles of their feet, all of which can quadruple the pressure potential compared to a typical “hands on” massage. Ashiatsu is a western version of an ancient form of bodywork, with roots dating back thousands of years from cultures across Asia, India, Africa and the Pacific Rim. We perform this work with a strong myofascial focus, and address trigger points using long, sustained pressure from our deeper than deep feet!
How does Ashiatsu work?
In an Ashiatsu session, the client relaxes on a comfortable massage table while the therapist stands on the table holding onto overhead bars for balance and support, using their feet to deliver the massage. The advantage of this massage — both for the client and the therapist — is that Ashiatsu allows gravity to do the work, leveraging the therapists’ body weight to provide a depth unmatched by other techniques.
What will an Ashiatsu massage feel like?
Ashiatsu offers deep, broad compression without sharp discomfort. Ashiatsu can sometimes feel like a mesmerizing Swedish massage — deep broad pressured flowing strokes — with no pain, but we mainly cater the massage to make it feel more like an intense Myofascial Release session, where we follow your connective tissue and muscle fibers, floss them out and help create more movement within the layers of your body.
Is Ashiatsu for you?
Healthy clients of every age and size can benefit from this deep tissue massage, famous for back and hip pain relief, and deep relaxation. Ashiatsu is particularly popular among athletes, but is not recommended during pregnancy, or within 6 weeks of any surgery. Please discuss with your massage therapist any potential health concerns before trying Ashiatsu. Please check out this page for information on specific conditions NOT recommended for Ashiatsu.
Is Ashiatsu safe to receive?
When this massage provided by a Trained and Certified Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage Therapist, and trained in an interactive continuing education workshop by an accredited Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage Instructor, like Jeni, Ashiatsu is safe, effective and painless, not to mention profoundly relaxing. The amount of pressure is carefully monitored throughout the session, and easily adjusted for the client’s comfort. Ashiatsu is not a No Pain, No Gain massage — the safety and well-being of the client is our foremost concern.
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All Massages given are professional, safe, respectful, and adhere to the Texas Department of State Health Services laws.
Draping is always required.
Draping is always required.