Ashiatsu is a form
of shiatsu that utilizes the therapist’s feet for medium to deep pressure massage to promote health and
well-being. It is can relieve muscle pain and at the same time is deeply relaxing. Through working the acupressure
meridians in the body it can help balance a person physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually; bringing
awareness to all these areas. Stretching and joint opening round out the session and help move energy through
Please come to your
session in comfortable clothing: T-shirt, sweats, yoga pants or shorts. Please no buttons, zippers or slick
Your session is
performed on a soft futon mat. Your session is customized to your comfort level of medium to deep pressure. It
is never painful, but sometimes 'hurts so good'..
Relieves headaches and
Moves blocked energy or
Increased range of
"I have had various types of bodywork done, including Neuromuscular therapy, Muscle Activation
Therapy, Reflexology, and Deep Tissue Massage. I came to Hawten completely fatigued, with adrenal exhaustion, and
high anxiety and stress. He loves what he does and has an deep, intuitive focus as he uses various holds and
movements with his hands and feet. I was a bit nervous about having someone use his feet on my back, but he applies
just the right amount of pressure with pinpoint accuracy. Two or three hours later, I felt centered, relaxed, and
completely at peace. If you've never had Ah-Shiatsu work done, I would highly recommend you set up an appointment
with Hawten. A+++" --Todd V.
Ashiatsu defined from the Japanese is Ashi (foot) and Atsu (Pressure). It is known about as far
back as the 12th century and originates in India and Asia. It was practiced by various
healers and especially monks in Asia who were only able to give bodywork through clothing.
Ashiatsu helps to balance the meridian or nerve energy system throughout the body. It has the unique ability to
maintain a constant even pressure to our entire body. You can get deep tissue work without residual soreness often
caused by other deep tissue techniques. Ashiats is deeply relaxing and can provide longer lasting effects, which
include increased circulation and postural alignment. It is great for low back, hips, and shoulder and neck pain.
Also a great therapy for athletes and those wanting medium to deep tissue work.