What Is Ashiatsu?!

Ya know you have seen the name, but ya still have no clue what Ashi Massage is… Let us tell you:

Ashiatsu massage therapists keep on their toes. At Austin Massage Company we mean that literally. In Japanese ashiatsu broken down means ashi = “foot” and astu = “pressure”, this name fits the message description to a T.  Ashiatsu is an updated, western version of an ancient form of bodywork: massage using the feet while the therapist uses bars suspended from the ceiling to adjust the amount, and angle of pressure to consistently reach a deeper level of tissue.  There are many benefits to getting an ashiatsu massage:


  • Improves blood circulation.  The centrifugal movements that the therapist does with the feet increase the circulation, bringing better oxygenation to the treated area, as it release the old toxins and blood faster.



  • Targets overused muscles from sports and stress. As it reaches deeper than deep tissue, engaging the whole body’s fascia, it releases adhesions, soreness, as well as chronic sport injuries, encouraging the improvement and healing of the body.

Helps jump starts nervous systems.  Long expansive head to toe strokes stimulate the lymphatic and parasympathetic nervous systems faster.  Typically, just 20 minutes of Ashiatsu can do what takes an HOUR of Swedish massage to achieve, as therapists are able to access the body from a number of angles difficult to accomplish in a hand massage session.  

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