Our bodies naturally crave health and balance, but in our busy world with so many sources of stress (emotional, physical, chemical) overwhelming our nervous systems, it’s difficult to maintain that sought-after balance. Have you received massage therapy before and thought, “I wish she’d get in that tight muscle deeper,” and left wondering just what you paid for? At Sole Shine, our FasciAshi massage will provide physical relief, as well as mind-body balance critical to living a long, healthy, joyful life. Once you experience Ashiatsu at Sole Shine, you’ll stop searching for the perfect massage.
How it All Began
Barefoot massage has its origins in the East, with different styles originating from India, Japan, China, Thailand, and the Philippines, using many techniques, props and positions. Swedish massage, the technique of using long, flowing, deep strokes and oils, originated in Sweden and is most preferred to soothe people prone to injury, aches, pains and tension. Ashiatsu combines theories from the east with Swedish massage fundamentals creating a fusion of deep pressure without pain.
We are honored and humbled to be the premier Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage Studio in the greater St. Louis region certified through the one and only FasciAshi program.
How it Works
FasciAshi is performed when we glide on your back, holding bars on the ceiling for balance, and use our clean, soft feet in a stream of flowing strokes that loosen, lengthen and smooth chronically tight fascia, muscles, ligaments and tendons. During your session, the deep relaxation you’ll feel within minutes lasts long after your appointment; some clients realize relief for a week or more, transcending any other kind of massage.
Ashiatsu is the perfect marriage of pressure and relaxation, leading to total mind-body surrender within the first few minutes. Because we are suspended above you using our feet to perform the massage, you are able to get into a trance-like state–there are no distractions and dead air time with changing sides or lifting of hands to move around. The weight of gravity and the strength of our legs, mixed with the Ashiatsu safe and fluid technique, will put you into a dream-like state that allows your body to give in and respond like never before. You’ll leave Sole Shine wanting to shout your delight from the street!
Massage Provides Relief From:
- Chronic pain
- Limited mobility
- Repetitive strain injury (ie: carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Postural problems
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Muscle tension or spasms
- Injuries (whiplash, falls, sports, etc.)
Emotional & Life Issues:
- Constant Stress
- Sleep Disturbances
- Inability to think clearly
- Being unable to “shut down”
It is no wonder barefoot massage therapy is taking the alternative pain management industry by storm; it’s been written about in countless magazines and featured on CNN, The Discovery Channel, Great Spa Getaways, and The Travel Channel. And, from coast-to-coast luxurious, high-end spas have been adding barefoot massage; who would’ve thought this truly life-changing therapy would come to St. Louis? And, at Sole Shine, you have the only certified FasciAshi massage therapists and instructors in the greater St. Louis area at your disposal.
Schedule Your Ashiatsu Massage
If you’ve been craving a truly deep tissue massage and are in need of pain management, stress relief, or just an hour to completely let go, arrange for your Ashiatsu consultation or appointment today at Sole Shine. With our most sincere hearts, we want you to go into the world feeling well-balanced, happy and pain-free. We are completely dedicated to helping you feel better than you thought possible, from Sole to Soul. 314-565-3855.
You too can learn to use your feet to provide deep pressure massage without pain. This class is only for Licensed Massage Therapists only. We offer Ashitasu Training. Call 314-565-3855 to find out more.