ASHIATSU & DEEP TISSUE THERAPY SINCE 2002. TRAVELING SERVICES AVAILABLE.
ASHIATSU ORIENTAL BAR THERAPY
Ruthie Piper Hardee is the founder of Ashiatsu Oriental Bar TherapyTM and created the first nationally approved course-study for a western barefoot effleurage technique using bars on the ceiling. She is the pioneer of gravity assisted barefoot-bar massage used in the spa and massage industry today. She invented the Hardee-Ashiatsu Portable BarTM apparatus which is used world wide today.
Ashi means foot, atsu means pressure. Inspired by Asian barefoot massage and deep tissue massage, this luxurious massage is deep yet gentle on the body’s tissues. This massage incorporates long, slow, Swedish effleurage strokes that push, pull, and knead all soft tissues encouraging deep releases felt throughout the body. The therapist uses her feet to provide both the flow and sustained pressure where needed while holding bars above the table for support. The post-euphoria leaves one feeling taller and ironed out with more body awareness and freed mobility as old holding patterns melt away.