Ashi-Thai Massage

Laura Carter Ashi-Thai MassageAshi-Thai Massage is wonderful combination of Ashiatsu techniques and Thai massage. If you want a yoga class and a massage in one, this is the service for you! You are fully clothed for this service.

Recent renovations have allowed Massage a la Carter to introduce Ashiatsu (ashi meaning “foot,” atsu meaning “pressure”) Oriental Bar Therapy. Described by its creator, Ruthie Hardee, as “the deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet,” Ashiatsu applies precise pressure from the therapist’s feet to strategic points along the back and spine while the therapist supports herself from overhead bars. This technique creates a push-pull, pumping effect on the soft tissues, muscles and inter-vertebral disc spaces, and can relieve inflammation and swelling on the spinal nerve. Ashiatsu combines the best elements of Japanese, Thai, and Indian massage techniques with innovations trademarked by Ms. Hardee. What emerges is a  uniquely western application of these traditional eastern forms. Through its creator’s extensive efforts, Ashiatsu is now well-documented as an effective, non-surgical technique for the treatment of chronic lower back and neck pain and is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and recognized by the American Medical Association.  Laura trained directly with Ms. Hardee at her Ashiatsu headquarters in Denver, CO.