“Ashi” means foot and “Atsu” means pressure so together they symbolize “foot pressure.”If you’re in need of deep tissue work, but don’t enjoy the discomfort of pointy elbows and thumbs, then Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy® is the treatment for you.Ashiatsu is a barefoot massage technique in which the therapist delivers deep, broad, consistent pressure while utilizing their feet and body weight. Working with gravity instead of against it, Ashiatsu therapists are able to provide an effective therapeutic massage without causing discomfort to themselves or the client.Warm infused oil is applied to the body making this deep massage very luxurious and relaxing. Parallel bars are used above the massage table for balance, support and client safety.
If you’re in need of deep tissue work, but don’t want the discomfort that comes with pointy elbows and thumbs, then Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy® is the treatment for you. Gravity enables your therapist to deliver deeper pressure than with hands-on, so you’ll enjoy the same extra range of movement and chronic tension relief without having to endure painful strokes.
Drawing from her nursing background, over 5 years of massage experience and training, Andrea uses a clinical and medical approach to improve your overall function with the ultimate focus being your functional outcome of a specific problem. Therapeutic Massage usually targets a specific complaint or problem, using Deep Tissue Massage Techniques, Myofascial Release and Sports Massage and other therapeutic techniques.Andrea has helped alleviate the symptoms associated with these common problem areas:
If you are seeking Therapeutic Massage for any of the reasons listed above, be sure to discuss your symptoms with Andrea at the time of your pre-massage consultation.
** All of your massages are tailored to your needs and may use different techniques. The goal is for you to relax but also to help relieve your pain. I call it, "hurts so good." Massage should not cause you pain. Each massage has the option for heated table, heated pillows and aromatherapy at no additional cost.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach®is considered to be the ultimate therapy that is safe, gentle and consistently effective in producing results that last.Andrea is trained in the John F. Barns Myofascial Release Technique. She has advanced training in both MFR I and II with plans for more classes in the future. This technique focuses on fascia. Please ask if you are unsure of what fascia is or if this treatment is for you. It can be used for all or part of your massage. If you are getting a massage by Andrea, chances are you have had some form of MFR used!
Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.Learn more about the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach®. >>