The Ultimate Massage for Pain Relief
Ashiatsu is Amazing when it comes to Soft Tissue Release. It uses broad strokes and gliding compression to effect large areas of connective tissue in a way that can't easily be attained with classic techniques. Angela Bothwell specializes in a combination of both traditional hands-on techniques, along with barefoot Ashiatsu. The hands-on approach allows the therapist to target small muscles with detail and precision. While the use of feet as a massage tool creates a Myofascial Release effect. The experience is similar to the feeling of a forearm applied in Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage. Yet it is a powerhouse approach that not only releases multiple muscle groups in one stroke, but also wakes up the body's energy flow.
Broad Pressure vs. Sharp Pressure
Can you imagine the feeling of a sharp elbow pressing into one small spot on a very large muscle? It hurts, accomplishes very little, and wastes a lot of time. Compare this to the feeling of a broad, sumptuous, gliding, Ashiatsu stroke. Ashiatsu provides the maximum amount of pressure you want, yet comfortably stretches several large muscle groups at once. 20 minutes of Ashiatsu-style pressure accomplishes what it takes an hour of Classical Swedish Massage to do! We can use both types of pressure, as needed to deliver the most effective tool for the right area of your body. This combination of techniques will stretch tight muscles, increase flexibility and range of motion, and improve posture. It will also release trigger points, adhesions and chronic holding patterns. The long, expansive strokes increase circulation and stimulate the lymphatic and immune systems.
An Effective Deep Tissue Massage Approach
Your treatment can be given with any level of pressure. Many people who don't like firm pressure still love receiving Ashiatsu. However, for those who love Deep Tissue Massage, Ashiatsu is the Gold Standard! With this approach, deeper pressure can be achieved in a more comfortable way. The long, slow, flowing, strokes feel smooth and relaxing. And consistent compression is achieved without discomfort or pain. The therapeutic benefits are greatly magnified and an impressive range of pressure is possible. Every stroke is adjusted for your ideal comfort. Ashiatsu is truly unmatched by other Deep Tissue techniques. It’s more comfortable, more pain free, and more effective. You will leave the session with new freedom of movement, feeling fully rejuvenated in body, mind and soul!
Is Ashiatsu Right for You?
You should feel comfortable with the idea of experiencing a combination of massage techniques incorporated into one session. Angela is a bodywork artist who needs access to all her "tools" in order to provide you with the absolute best treatment she has to offer. If Traditional Massage is strictly your preference, Angela is happy to refer you to Shawna Timmerman.