Ashiatsu with a fascia focus.
I've been doing certified Ashiatsu massages since 2011. It's kinda my "thing." It's what I'm known for and if you're not booking Barefoot bar therapy massage with me, I'm wondering why not!
I call this style Barefoot bar therapy on my service list because it's just easier for my clients to say but it's a special type of massage where the massage therapist uses their feet instead of their hands to give the client a deep, consistent amount of pressure.
There are many types of barefoot massage from all over the world. Some examples are, Fijian massage adapted by a Western massage therapist from work she received in Fiji and Chavutti Thirumal from India.
I'm currently teaching other massage therapists Ashiatsu and Fijian massage as an approved instructor for the Center for Barefoot Massage and just love spreading the barefoot massage goodness around far and wide! Clients love it, massage therapists love doing it.
This style is not for those who want a soft touch. Barefoot bar therapy is deep tissue massage by design. It can't be done lightly so anyone who is sensitive to pressure would need to steer clear of it.
That being said, It's nothing like normal deep tissue where massage therapists use their hands, boney fingers and knuckles. Imagine SLOW, controlled movements. Sometimes shearing, other times gliding strokes and deep compression which feels surprisingly relaxing as it's working in to problem areas, addressing deeper tissues, non invasively.
Check me out in my Advanced FasciAshi workshop last summer! Toe-tally nailed it!