Q: What are the benefits of having an ashiatsu deep tissue massage as opposed to a regular deep tissue massage?
A: With ashiatsu, the practitioner is able to apply and sustain the smooth and constant deep pressure necessary for muscles to release tension. Rather than having to depend on a therapist’s hand and arm muscle strength, a therapist uses the overhead bars and her own weight to regulate the amount of pressure and angle to the muscles as needed for the condition being treated. This allows the therapist to access a far greater range of pressure than they would have if relying solely on her own brute force to achieve the appropriate depth of pressure for the client’s specific needs. You never have to be concerned about whether or not you will receive the amount of pressure you need to get the therapeutic benefit you are seeking.