Ashiatsu Massage Bellingham

Massage with feet?

A Far Eastern practice that dates back to the 12th century, the term "ashiatsu" comes from the Japanese words ashi (foot) and atsu (pressure).

With bars hanging from the ceiling for balance, the therapist stands on the table and uses the feet to massage the client with deep, long, smooth strokes, incorporating push, pull, and pumping effleurage movements. Using strokes with strategic placements on the body provides “The deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet”.

"Beginning in the East, ashiatsu's history spans several continents and more than 3,000 years."

--MassageTherapy.com

Ashiatsu is deeply relaxing

​If you are looking for a massage deep enough to relax every fiber in your being, this is it!

Ashiatsu massage is for those who prefer to receive deep tissue or sports massage. This is great for the relief of overused muscles and muscle soreness resulting from sports injuries or everyday stress.

deeprelax

Ashiatsu value

Ashiatsu technique gives me all the leverage I need to provide deep tissue. 

​The continuous deep tissue pressure delivered by feet covers a much larger area than hands. The foot is broad and curves to the body easily making compression smooth and consistent, not pointy or prodding like an elbow or thumb. Due to more surface area compression Ashiatsu elongates and broadens constricted muscles, and helps the patient experience postural alignment gains while increasing circulation. The consistent pressure is easily maintained with little to no residual soreness after treatment. One hour of Ashiatsu can feel like two hours of deep tissue massage. Receiving relief from chronic inflammation faster than that of a normal massage.

If any of the folowing pertain to you, you are not a candidate for Ashiatsu massage. Please call for a phone consultation to see which of my services is best suited for you needs.

  • Pregnant women
  • Surgery with in the past nine months, or broken or injured bones
  • Diabetics
  • Lymphedema 
  • Sufferers of advanced osteoporosis
  • People receiving chemotherapy
  • People taking pain medications, or those with uncontrollable blood pressure or who have varicose veins
The continuous deep tissue pressure you are able to deliver with your feet covers much larger areas at once than your hands. The foot is broad and makes the compression smooth and sumptuous not bony or prodding like using an elbow, thumb or massage tool. The consistent pressure is easily maintained hour after hour. Consumers feel like they got a 2 hour deep tissue massage in about 40 minutes. They get relieve from chronic inflammation faster than that of a normal massage.

Anne has proven her worth consistently as a talented, professional Therapist.

She has a skill set with her feet that amazed me from my first treament.

Keith Roberts
General Contractor

Annie is a welcoming, soulful therapist with a beautiful comforting studio. I love receiving Ashiatsu from her. The pressure and flow is spot on! Overall, great massage that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

Ashlynn Olmstead
Licensed Massage Therapist

Ashiatsu Massage

Ashiatsu "foot compression" is a technique using the feet to deliver a deep compression and long soothing strokes.

Oncology Massage

Cancer survivors and sufferers need special massage care and techniques that are sensitive to the issues caused by the disease and its treatments.

Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic Massage, or Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a light touch technique and I'm one of the only certified MLD providers in Whatcom County. 

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Scalp Massage

The scalp is highly sensitive and massaging it has a unique range of benefits. Scalp massage stimulates nerves and blood vessels and calms muscle tension in your head, neck and upper back.

Elder Massage

Geriatric massage can be especially helpful for maintaining and improving overall health as we age. It also has been shown to relieve anxiety and provide comfort, especially to touch-deprived elderly clients.