Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (AOBT) is a barefoot massage technique that uses deep compression and effleurage strokes that glide over the body. Bars are used on the ceiling for the therapist to maintain balance while using their feet to deliver one of the deepest and most relaxing massages you’ll ever have!
The advantages to using the therapists feet, rather than hands, is that deeper more consistent pressure can be applied over a larger part of the body.
This does several things:
- Stimulates a deeper sense of relaxation by engaging deeply the parasympathetic nervous system, with is responsible for the restore/repair aspect of our health.
- Increases the therapists ability to work deeper than traditional deep tissue massage, due to the broader surface area of the feet and heels.
- The therapist is easily able to adjust the pressure from lite to heavy, tailoring the massage to each bodies unique needs, while maintaining proper body mechanics - so that they can stay being your massage therapist much longer!
- Using the larger muscles of the legs allows the therapist to hold and maintain consistent pressure so that tight muscles are more likely to release and relax than in traditional massage.
All of this means that you get the most relaxing and luxurious massage on the planet! I have more clients fall asleep during an Ashi session than any other treatment I offer.
I look forward to delivering your next heal to soul Ashi Massage experience!