Walk On Your Back Massage
Walk on the Back Massage, known as the Ashiatsu massage, is becoming more popular in North America. -Ashi- means foot and -atsu- means pressure. Originally performed by Buddhist monks, ashiatsu emerged in America called Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. A massage therapist will gently stand on the person’s back and walk gently and slowly down the back. The feet are positioned on either side of the spine. The massage therapist will make long, gliding strokes along the back muscles and the therapist’s feet are used to target specific pressure points. Massage oil has been applied to the back prior to walking on it.
It is important that a professional gives this massage to prevent injury. During a Walk on the Back Massage the recipient will feel the tension leave the muscles as they relax. The massage therapist does not apply full pressure to avoid injury as he or she will normally be holding onto a bar above his or her head to steady and prevent too much pressure being put on the back. You can often find Walk on the Back Massages being given in therapeutic clinics, spas, and even resorts. It is important to inform the massage therapist if there is any discomfort or pain.
Getting a Walk on Back Massage can be very beneficial for the recipient as it can help with a variety of conditions such as chronic pain, muscle pain, migraines, digestive problems, spinal problems, sciatica, tight calves, hamstrings, and insomnia. It can even help with emotional such as anger and grieving. Other benefits include: creates a push-pull-pumping effect which rids the body of harmful toxins, increases blood flow, increases endurance, improves performance, reduces anxiety, decreases respiratory rates, reduces stress, and improves alertness. As well, it boosts immune levels, improves flexibility, promotes healing of muscles and tissues, improves posture, and improves overall health and well being.
Walk on Back Massage is as light of a massage as a Swedish massage. When performed by a professional massage therapist, there are no negative side effects. It is very helpful in treating neck and lower back pain. As well, it is a very relaxing massage that is well known for improving the health and well being of people of all shapes and sizes.