Category: Ashiatsu

Shiatsu Massage, Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA. Riktr Pro Massage

Shiatsu The word Shiatsu is Japanese. “Shi-” refers to finger, and “-atsu” means pressure. Shiatsu – Kanji, Hiragana, is a form of Japanese bodywork based on ideas in traditional Chinese medicine. In the Japanese language, shiatsu means “finger pressure”. Shiatsu techniques include massages with fingers, thumbs, feet and palms; assisted stretching; and joint manipulation and mobilization. To examine a patient, a shiatsu practitioner uses palpation and, sometimes, pulse diagnosis. The …

Read More Shiatsu Massage, Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA. Riktr Pro Massage

Ashiatsu

Ashiatsu Meaning – “foot” (ashi) “pressure” (atsu) Ashiatsu is a type of massage therapy in which the therapist walks on the client’s back, using bars and other props for support to vary pressure and weight. This modality has its roots in Asia, but today, several different versions of Ashiatsu massage are practiced around the world. Learning to …

Read More Ashiatsu