Ashiatsu, sometimes referred to as Oriental Bar Therapy, is a barefoot massage technique using deep compressive strokes that glide over the body. The masseuse stabilizes and adjusts pressure using bars located on the ceiling.
Ashiatsu creates a structural change in soft tissue and provides deep relaxation while stimulating the lymphatic system. It is great for both large and small body as, much like deep tissue massage, the practitioner is able to adjust the amount of pressure applied.
The technique helps to elongate the spine to improve posture and movement as well as creating a state of well-being.