“Ashi” in Japanese means “foot.” “Atsu” means “pressure.” In the US, Ashiatsu has become the familiar term to describe barefoot effleurage massage.
This effleurage (which means 'gliding') style originally derived from Chavutti Thirummal, an ancient massage technique developed in Kerala, India by martial artists influenced by Buddhist monk traditions. Read more...
The most comfortable modality to receive due to the padding & strength of the soles that hands, fists, forearms, and elbows do not have.
Provides more consistent, satisfactory & desired pressure with a rhythmic delivery.
Elongates the spine; creates space in the vertebral column.
Creates longer lasting results and has greater effectiveness than hand work due to the gliding compression and layers reached with soft, padded, soles.