Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy
Ashiatsu is especially effective for the lower back, spinal erectors, shoulders, gluteus maximus, and hamstrings. It is known to improve the spine and decrease back pain.
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy combines the best elements of traditional Thai Massage with Barefoot Shiatsu from Japan and Southern India. It is performed with flowing, gliding, deep foot pressure while the therapist is balanced from parallel bars anchored to the ceiling. Using Ashiatsu, it is easy to obtain accurate, sustained pressure where needed on points along the back, spine, legs, and arms.
Using the surface area of the therapist’s foot (with the pressure tailored to your preference), Ashiatsu smooths muscle fibers and tissues, and creates increased space between vertebrae. Mobilization above and below the joints naturally takes place due to the deep compression to the surrounding muscle.
Swedish Massage is highly relaxing and releases toxins from the muscles. It aids in increased circulation and recovery from muscle pain by gently coaxing the release of metabolic waste and manipulating connective tissues.
Craniosacral Therapy uses a feather light touch to find abnormalities in tissue movements, gently coaxing them to self-correct. This technique is used to treat tensions and imbalances in the muscles and spine. Caniosacral can be used to find the source of pain, which is often caused by tension at another point on the body. The light touch of Craniosacral provides relief and is safe for more fragile or recently-injured clients.
Shiatsu increases the body’s “life force,” or ch’i. The technique eliminates toxins and used energy, and restores the balance of yin and yang. By using finger, thumb, and palm pressure along energy meridians of the body, energy is redirected along pathways. Joints are stretched and rotated, and rhythmic palm pressure encourages the client to engage in deep breathing. This technique is used to treat depression, anxiety, nausea, stiffness, headaches, arthritis, cramps, and pulled muscles. For a full Shiatsu session, please wear thin, loose clothing.
Available within a 20-mile radius of Missoula. Chair massages are usually shorter in duration and focus mainly on the upper body and back.