All about Ashiatsu

  • Ashiatsu Barefoot 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. Ashiatsu is a deep compression, barefoot massage in which the therapist applies pressure using the sole of the foot. Parallel bars suspended from the ceiling provide support and balance while gravity and body weight do the work. This technique allows the therapist to deliver a consistent deep pressure massage. Unlike the sharp surface of an elbow, thumb, or knuclke, the broader surface of the foot allows for smoother, more comfortable, compression. 
  • What will an Ashiatsu massage feel like?
    Ashiatsu offers an experience similar to a Swedish massage — deep broad pressured flowing strokes — with no pain.
  • Is Ashiatsu for you?
    This massage is particularly effective for clients who weigh at least fifty pounds more than our massage therapists. It is also beneficial for those who have large frames, dense muscle tissue, and chronic pain. Ashiatsu is particularly popular among athletes, but is not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy, or within six weeks of any surgery. Please discuss any potential health concerns with your massage therapist before trying Ashiatsu. This is NOT a light massage: so if you don’t like deep pressure, you won’t like this.
  • Is Ashiatsu safe to receive?
    The safety and well-being of the client is always our formost concern. When this massage provided by a trained and certified Ashiatsu therapist, like those at Health Impact, Ashiatsu is safe and effective. The amount of pressure is carefully monitored throughout the session for a profoundly relaxing experience.