Last weekend, I helped introduce Ashiatsu and Ashi-Thai to the members of the American Massage Therapy Association Texas Chapter. We had a great time demonstrating this fantastic modality that offers deep pressure but at the same time is relaxing and allows the client to get the greatest benefits massage has to offer.
I watched my trainer, Jeni Spring demo and discuss the clinical applications of some of our most loved Ashi stokes and realized that I still have so much to learn! That is one of the great things about being a massage therapist. We are always subjected to new information and new ways of doing our work.
I have been very hungry for new information in these past few years and looking for new ideas on how to change my practice to a more holistic one.
Adding Ashiatsu to my offerings has been one of the best decisions I've made. Many of my clients get barefoot bare therapy from me regularly to help with stress reduction and pain that comes from everyday workouts and computer work. Ashiatsu soothes and sometimes with consistant sessions, even reverses repetitive strain injury. These benefits make barefoot bar therapy a necessity for many people who don't want to live in pain.
One of the reasons I love this style of massage is because gliding compression feels soothing and relaxing as it's working deeply in to problem areas, addressing deeper tissues, non invasively.
There's no forcing the tissues to relax and let go.
It's done effortlessly by the therapist and the client doesn't walk away with bruising.
Check out some of our event photos!
We also worked along side The barefoot massage ninja, Jessica Harrison Davis. She teaches another form of barefoot massage to licensed massage therapists. It's known as Fijian massage.