Ashiatsu uses deep compression effleurage strokes that glide over the body. The massage therapist's body weight is used to apply pressure with their feet, sweeping and soothing the muscles to bring about a structural change in chronic soft tissue damage. Correct application will provide deep relaxation and stimulate the lymphatic system of the body.
Your Ashiatsu treatment will start like a standard Swedish massage. You will undress fully and get on the table lying face down. After applying a cream or lotion to the body, the therapist will sit on a stool at your head and start warming your back with her heels. She will then begin the routine standing on the table, using two parallel bars mounted overhead for balance. The massage will address both the back and the front of the body, finishing at the head.
The effects of Ashiatsu, even after one treatment, are quite remarkable. Most people find a deep sense of relaxation and relief, others feel like a giant rolling pin has just rolled out all the knots in their body. It's not uncommon to feel slightly light-headed getting off the table, and drinking lots of water is highly recommended to flush the toxins that have been released out of the body.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage targets deep muscles and connective tissue. Chronic tension, injury, and stress can cause these tissues to bind, or become hypertensive.
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good.
Best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body.
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