I R I N A MASSAGE THERAPY
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Ashiatsu Deepfeet Massage Therapy

This is the deepest most luxurious massage on the Planet!


Benefits
Finding and Results
Contraindications

Client's follow up care before/after Ashiatsu Massage Therapy

What Is Ashiatsu?

Ashiatsu is a type of massage therapy in which the therapist “walks” on the client's back or entire body. This modality has its roots in Asia. Ashiatsu came from Japan. “Ashi” means (foot) “atsu” (pressure) is a deep, painless form of barefoot massage.

Ashiatsu barefoot bar massage techniques using deep tissue compression effleurage stokes that glides over the body. Specific strokes create a structural change in chronic soft tissue damage and provide deep relaxation. Therapist uses bars above the head for support and balance. Ashiatsu massage utilizes gravity as a helper, with the massage therapist using the whole body as a tool, rather than just the arms. This can reduce work-related injuries for the massage therapist. So both client and massage therapist are benefit from this kind of work. The massage therapist’s body weight is used to press, sweep, swirl and relax the muscle. The massage is done in slow, smooth and relaxed manner. 

 

Ashiatsu is deeper than Deep Tissue. Deep Tissue massage lovers often ask for more pressure than the therapist is able to consistently provide.

  • Why do consumers love this work so much?

Ashiatsu Therapist is able to deliver continues deep tissue pressure with the feet. Feet covers much larger areas at once than my hands. The foot is broad and makes the compression smooth not bony like using elbow, thumb or massage tool. The consistent pressure is easily maintained hour after hour. Consumers feel like they got 2 hours deep tissue massage in a 40 minutes. They got relieve from chronic inflammation faster than that of a “hands” massage. This massage is worth every penny!!

 

Ashiatsu compression movements along the paraspinals and the lumbar region can relieve muscle spasm and open the intervertebral foramen. It will give the nerves more space (if the pain is being caused by the pressure on the nerve). It also increases circulation by bringing more freshly oxygenated blood and nutrition to the area being treated.

Many of the Ashiatsu movements help to elongate the spine. These movements dramatically stretch the chronic muscles, relieving the muscular discomfort. These movements help the body’s lymphatic system release toxins at a very high rate, which is why clients may feel a bit unstable after a session.

The biggest benefits of the Ashiasu techniques is that after a few treatments it will help improve the client’s poster and flexibility while relieving pain, improving bodily functions and creating a state of well-being.

 

Benefits

AOBT compression movements along the paraspinals and the lumbar region can relieve muscle spasm and open the intervertebral foramen. It will give the nerves more space (if the pain is being caused by the pressure on the nerve). It also increases circulation by bringing more freshly oxygenated blood to the area being treated.

Many of the AOBT movements help to elongate the spine. These movements dramatically stretch the chronic muscles, relieving the muscular discomfort. These movements help the body’s lymphatic system release toxins at a very high rate, which is why clients may feel a bit unstable after a session.

The biggest benefits of the AOBT techniques is that after a few treatments it will help improve the client’s poster and movement while relieving pain, improving bodily functions and creating a state of well being.

Finding and Results

Case studies were made on the founder’s (Ruthie Hardee) personal clients the years 1992 up to 1996utilizing the barefoot techniques that she created. Most fund those techniques to be successful with amazing results in the relief of chronic inflammation. The case studies were done primarily on clients who all suffered from various chronic back conditions. The average numbers of visits to maximum improvement was one every two weeks for six weeks.  

The technique is recognized throughout the world. We are recognized ands have good standing with AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association), ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals) and the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage Bodywork) as an established technique.

Contraindications

  • Pregnancy or trying to get pregnant

  • Breast implants within nine months

  • Specific back conditions (Spondylolisthesis, Protrusion, Extrusion or Ruptured disc)

  • Poils, skin lesions or abscesses

  • Recent eye procedures / Lasik surgery within 72 hours

  • Tuberculosis, thrombosis, aneurysm, kidney disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, recent bowel or hernia surgery

  • Any acute inflammatory conditions such as active phlebitis / cellulites

  • Persons on Coumadin, Lovenox, Heparin, or heavy aspirin use could bruise and clots are possible

  • High blood pressure or heart condition, pacemaker, stint or shunt

  • Rib fracture, osteoporosis

  • Any recent (acute) injuries or surgeries

Clinet's follow up care after Ashiatsu Massage Therapy 

After receiving various minutes of this technique, your back muscles will be very supple ands the chances of injury are greater. Please take the following precautions for the first 48 hours after receiving a massage.

SHOULD NOT

  • Sit for long periods of time. Examples are: flying immediately after receiving AOBT/Deepfeet massage, sitting in a theater for any extended amount of time. We do not want you to compress your back for 24 hours.

  • Lift heavy objects. Do not perform any heavy yard or house work. Be very careful of your work out at the gym within first 48 hours.

  • Engage in any contact sports or those that involve twisting. Examples are: wrestling, horse back riding, snowmobiling, jet skiing or cardio-kick boxing. Any activity that twists your back muscles, like golf and baseball, could cause more inflammation within first 48 hours after a deep tissue massage. You may also over-rotate and ruin your swing that day.

  • Drink heavy alcohol within 24 hours. You may experience a “lactic acid hangover” due to dehydration coupled with the deep compression work.

SHOULD 

  • Drink lots of water!

  • Passive stretching.

  • Wear back or neck support if your work requires rough activity daily.

  • Treat your self to hot sauna, steam, room or hot tub.

  • Apply heating or cooling product on lower lumbar area.

  • You can also lie on the floor with legs up on chair or sofa.

 

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