Deep Tissue Massage

Ashiatsu is a form of Deep Tissue massage utilizing the weight of the body, gravity and the feet as massage tools. Many of the benefits are the same as Deep Tissue done with the hands, elbows and forearms. Where the differences lay is in the maintained pressure and advanced effectiveness which Ashiatsu provides. Deep tissue massage can provide many benefits for various conditions, including injury, chronic pain, and certain diseases.

Deep tissue massage can be an effective treatment method for various conditions, including sports injuries and back pain. Studies have found that deep tissue massage significantly reduced pain compared to therapeutic massage. Ashiatsu is an effective style of deep tissue as it allows for pressure to be held the length of the muscles at stronger depth while compressing the deeper connective tissues. Ashiatsu can target the fascia tissues and the fascia lines through the body. Addressing fascia tissue can improve: blood flow to tight areas, improves muscle function, improves flexibility and movement, reduces pain and soreness.

Massage may also relieve stress and help with health conditions such as fibromyalgia and high blood pressure. Deep tissue massage works to relax the body and relieve tension. However, it may initially be uncomfortable due to the pressure on the deep muscle areas. There are numerous ways that therapeutic massage, including deep tissue massage, benefits recipients: mental health, chronic lung disease, digestion, pain relief.

Some research also suggests that Deep Tissue Massage can:

  • Both deep and soft tissue release may aid recovery after an injury.
  • Relieve pain and stiffness
  • Improve circulation to reduce swelling or buildup of fluid around the injury
  • Speed up healing of muscle strains and sprains
  • Restore range of motion
  • Supports better sleep
  • Improve sports performance
  • Break up scar tissue

***A person can check with a healthcare provider to ensure it is safe for them to receive a deep tissue massage.