Ashiatsu: Deeper than Deep Tissue Massage

Ashi-What!? It’s a deep, painless form of barefoot massage that you will love. 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 please 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 from the leading source of Barefoot Massage in San Antonio and entire state of Texas. By the way, it’s pronounced Ahhhhh-shiatsu!

  • $40 for 30 minutes

  • $80 for 60 minutes

  • $120 for 90 minutes

  • $160 for 120 minutes
  • ( 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. It 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.

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 tend to specifically address the fascia and connective tissue issues surrounding the deepest layers of muscle, joints and bone, so an intensity of pressure and relief of pain is what you can expect from us at Heeling Sole. Feel an awakening of your natural healing potential through true relaxation.

Is Ashiatsu for you?

Clients who weigh 50 pounds more than our massage therapists, or those who have large frames, dense muscle tissue and chronic pain 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 the 1st trimester of pregnancy, or within 6 weeks of any surgery. Please discuss with your massage therapist any potential health concerns before trying Ashiatsu. This is NOT a light massage: so if you don’t like deep pressure, you won’t like this. 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 therapist and trained by an Authorized 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 to a perfect level of deep tissue pressure for the clients comfort. Ashiatsu is not a No Pain, No Gain massage — the safety and well-being of the client is our foremost concern.

Are you ready to experience a DEEPER THAN DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE in San Antonio?
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$40 for 30 minutes | $80 for 60 minutes | $120 for 90 minutes | $160 for 120 minutes

(Jeni Spring is $125/hour)

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