Ashiatsu is amongst the deepest tissue work in the massage world, yet it's very easy to receive. Unlike pointy thumbs and elbows, this modality is not painful. Because I'm using the broad surface of my foot, it's very comfortable for you to deeply relax into the strokes.
Deep compression and gliding efflourage strokes are applied with lotion in this barefoot technique. The straps overhead allow me to control pressure and balance, and provide a safe, effective, therapeutic massage.
Benefits Include: elongating the spine, stretching muscles, breaking down scar tissue to increase range of motion and flexibility, greatly increased circulation, easing pain and tension, enhancing body's self-healing abilities, increased lymph flow, improved posture, strengthens the immune system, and induces deep relaxation, reducing stress.
This is a full body therapy applied to both the front and back of the body; I work from the top of the neck to the soles of the feet.
I do use my hands for areas that require more specific attention, such as the scalp and face, and will accommodate individual requests within my scope of practice. This style of massage is easily customized to your needs.