What is Ashiatsu Massage Therapy?

Ashiatsu was born from the need to work deeper tissues & gain more results without causing pain to the client or therapist. It is performed on a massage table with overhead parallel bars to ensure stability and precision. There is an incomparable sensation of flow that lends this style of massage to be incredibly relaxing without sacrificing therapeutic benefit.

For Whom?

Clients of every age and size can benefit from this modality famous for its back and hip pain relief, and deep relaxation. It’s fantastic for athletes, individuals with thick musculature, those with chronic neck and back pain, sciatica, degenerative disc disease & more!

Method

Ashiatsu uses gravity and the therapist’s bodyweight to provide treatment at depths unmatched by any other technique. The therapist can just as easily lighten the pressure by standing on the table & using one foot. From moderate pressure to the deepest, deep tissue we have you covered!

Is it covered by my massage benefits?

Yes! Ashiatsu is recognized by the CMTO as Registered Massage Therapy.

Precautions / Contraindications

As with any deep tissue massage including Ashiatsu, please speak with your doctor before treatment if you have any of the following:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Spondylolithesis
  • Bone fracture or break within 6 months
  • Surgeries within 6 months
  • Heart conditions or uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Pacemaker, stent of shunt
  • History of thrombosis, aneurism or ongoing kidney disorder
  • Use of blood thinners, pain killers or muscle relaxants
  • Neuropathy or any neurological condition that causes loss of sensation or muscle weakness
  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Autoimmune condition