ashiatsu massage

Ashiatsu Massage (Pembina Location Only)

Massage therapy treatments are customized to meet your specific needs based on the consultation at the start of your treatment. Your massage therapist will tailor the pressure, techniques, and areas treated to your specific requirements.


What is Ashiatsu Massage?

Practitioner stands on the table and uses parallel bars mounted above the table for balance and stability while using one or two feet to perform the massage strokes. Similar to Swedish Massage, Ashiatsu barefoot massage uses lubricated effleurage and petrissage strokes which are compressive, broad, consistent and flowing; giving the sensation of being massaged by very large hands. Tissues are left feeling invigorated, yet deeply relaxed. Massage to fine muscles such as the neck is performed with the hands. Customized treatment plans may require the use of techniques like releasing pec minor or psoas release are also completed with the use of the therapists skilled hands. Ashiatsu is a recognized massage modality by the massage associations. Ashiatsu is covered by most insurance providers. Please check with your provider before booking your treatment if you intend to use insurance.

Ashiatsu exclusions

Ashiatsu may not be recommended for every client, the following contains exclusions related to ashiatsu massage.

  • Osteoporosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Rib or any bone fracture/break within 6 months
  • If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Breast implants within the last nine months
  • If you have had any knee, hip, shoulder, spine or major joint surgeries within the last 6 weeks
  • If you are currently taking blood thinners, pain killers, or muscle relaxants
  • If you have uncontrolled blood pressure or a heart condition
  • If you have a pacemaker, stint or shunt
  • If you have Guillian-Barre' Syndrome, any neuropathy, any neurological disorder that causes loss of sensation or muscle weakness
  • If you have a history of thrombosis, aneurysm or ongoing kidney disorders
  • Any autoimmune disorders such as Lupus, Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lyme Disease
  • Eye procedures/Lasik surgery within 72 hours
  • History of tuberculosis, thrombosis, or ongoing kidney disorders
  • Phlebitis or cellulitis
  • Skin conditions that compromise the barrier of the skin
  • As with any massage treatment, your therapist may choose to modify treatment or not provide treatment based on the presence of certain conditions.