Early into my massage career, the feedback I would receive from my clients often suggested they’d like deeper pressure. I found out pretty quickly that spending 4-6 hours each day pushing with force aggravated my shoulders, wrists and hands. Searching for a solution brought me to ashiatsu.
Ashi (foot) atsu (pressure) is something that is pretty unfamiliar to my locale, but I aim to change that. Advantages for my clients are: deeeep, luxurious, satisfying, broad pressure that is “just right”. Advantages for me are: longevity in a career that I love, as well as the ability to deliver consistent quality all day long. It’s so much easier for me and more satisfying for my clients. I still do use my hands throughout the massage. I find that hands work best for necks and faces 🙂
My feet get to stay nicely pedicured and are cleaned right along with my hands prior to each session.
One of my favorite analogies for how ashiatsu works is that of a garden. Would you turn the soil on a garden by use of a hand trowel? Or would you use a rototiller? Hand trowels are great for planting flowers.
I’d recommend you give ashiatsu massage a try. If you ever feel it’s not for you, I can easily convert to classic massage at any time. I do offer a discount for the 75 and 90 minute sessions if you go with ashiatsu. Why would I charge extra for a modality I’d rather use?
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