ASHIATSU BARESOLE MASSAGE
Ashiatsu uses gravitational force to apply deeper pressure to relax muscle tension without the bruising or soreness of traditional deep tissue massage. Great for postural alignment, increase in range of motion and athletic performance. Helps loosen adhered tissue VERY RELAXING. A treatment that has wowed many people in its performance of releasing toxins & tension in the body. Strokes are applied by feet, delivering a very deep but gentle and soothing massage.
So, Why Ashi? Because it’s the best massage you’ll ever receive!
Why is a deep pressure massage therapeutic?
We all tend to carry the stress of injuries, poor posture, and even our stress and emotions in our tissues. Everything inside of your skin is encapsulated with what is known as fascia. Fascia is connective tissue that keeps everything (muscles, organs, bones etc) where it is supposed to be. When you have an injury (like a bike accident) or a repetitive motion injury (like poor posture), your muscles are affected and so is the connective tissue around the injured area. Fascia is connected to everything else, potentially affecting other areas of your body. When fascia is injured, it can create adhesions or knots that lead to pain and sometimes limited range of motion. Deep pressure massage is therapeutic because the pressure can break up those adhesions and create more space for the fascia to heal.
It’s been shown to help people with back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel and rheumatoid arthritis. It can also reduce something in the body called substance P (which causes pain), improve sleep, increase circulation, boost immunity, raise levels of serotonin (a feel-good neurotransmitter) and decrease levels of cortisol (a stress hormone).
Gravity can be your friend. Because I work with your tissues above your body, gravity helps me sink deeper into your muscles. Moreover, I believe the true key to a deeply relaxing massage (by hands or feet!) is flow and transitions. Using my feet, I can move more effortlessly without having to adjust the rest of my body delivering a smooth, relaxing massage. Also, Ashi allows me to work on both sides of your body at the same time. This sends a confusing message to your brain as you are unable to focus on two areas at once and you will relax instead of focusing on what is happening.