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Ashiatsu - 60min $90

Ashiatsu

Ashiatsu

Ashiatsu

Ashiatsu, meaning “foot pressure,” was associated with Keralite foot massage called “Chavutti Thirummal.” This modality was given in conjunction with following the energy lines, similar to Thai bodywork. Ashiatsu was done in Kerala, India, as part of a martial art training.

This is a unique massage using the feet instead of hands. The practitioner holds onto bars placed overhead and gives the massage with their feet. After applying an Ashiatsu cream, the practitioner uses body weight to work on the energy lines focusing on muscle and bone alignment. A session consists of Swedish effleurage with deep therapeutic compression, stimulating the immune system and reducing chronic muscle pain.

Contraindications: pregnancy, skin infections or ulcerations, inflammations, varicose veins, phlebitis, thrombosis, hypertension, spondylolisthesis, hemophilia, hyper-irritability syndrome, protruding and ruptured discs, osteoporosis (advance stage), diabetes (advance stage), and recent surgeries.