Ashiatsu Benefits


Ashiatsu Benefits | DEEP Relief Austin

BENEFITS & CONTRAINDICATIONS OF ASHIATSU DEEPFEET BAR THERAPY Deep Tissue Without DiscomfortIf you’re in need of deep tissue work, but don’t enjoy the discomfort that comes with pointy elbows and thumbs, then Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy® is the treatment for you! Gravity enables Ashiatsu therapists to deliver up to 3x deeper pressure than with traditional hands-on treatments. Utilizing bodyweight and the foot as a massage tool provides broad, consistent pressure that creates structural change throughout the body. As a result clients will enjoy the same extra range of movement and decrease in chronic tension relief without having to endure painful strokes.Elongates Muscles and Detoxifies
Many ashiatsu strokes help to elongate the spine. These movements dramatically stretch shortened muscles, which help in relieving pain and discomfort. These long fluid strokes also help flush the body’s lymphatic system, which releases metabolic waste at a very high rate. We recommend drinking plenty of water before and after a treatment to help with the detoxification process. Improves Posture and Decreases Pain After only a few treatments, ashiatsu barefoot massage has been known to improve posture and range of motion. It will significantly reduce or eliminate chronic muscle pain, and improve bodily functions, which will create a higher sense of balance and wellbeing within the body. Typically, one treatment a week for upwards of six weeks will produce these kinds of results.

Frees Up Bundled Nerves 
Movements along the para spinals and the lumbar region can relieve muscle spasms and open the intervertebral foramen (where spinal nerves pass through). It will give the nerves more space as well as increase circulation by bringing more freshly oxygenated blood to the area being treated.

Ashiatsu is not suitable for everyone
Due to the compressive nature of Ashiatsu massage, therapists must take extra precaution with certain client conditions. This a just a hand full of conditions that would be contraindicated for receiving an ashiatsu treatment. However, a certified Deepfeet Therapist will have full knowledge of all contraindications for ashiatsu and how to best address their client needs.

Some contraindications include:

  • Pregnancy or trying to conceive
  • Recent injuries/surgeries
  • Compromised immune system
  • High/Low blood pressure
  • Acute liver/ kidney disorders
  • Advanced Diabetes
  • Blood Thinner Medications
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot)
  • Aneurysm
  • Varicose veins (local)
  • Blood Disorders: Hemophilia
  • Severe Anemia
  • Acute Liver, Kidney & Urinary Disorders
  • Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Renal Failure
  • Gout
  • Kidney removal
  • Auto-Immune disorders
  • Lasik eye surgery (no ashi within 7 days)
  • Injections (steroid, cosmetic) within 7 days
  • Skin Disorders/Contagious Skin Diseases: Ringworm, Scabies, Lice, Shingles, Poison Ivy, MRSA, Boils, Abscesses Open wounds, Skin Cancers, Fungal Infections, Warts
  • Advanced Stages of Diabetes: Neuropathies, Poor Circulation, Infections
  • Bone Disorders: Osteoporosis (avoid systemic), Bone Fractures, Hairline fractures (avoid local)

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