Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy ® (AOBT)
Japanese- “Ashi” means foot
“Atsu” means pressure
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is a massage technique applied by use of barefeet that delivers deep compression strokes while gliding over the body.
This type of deep tissue massage can create change on the structural level. Gravitational force is combined with centrifugal and centripetal movements, allowing pressure to be as deep or as light as the client likes. The residual soreness that usually follows a typical deep tissue massage is lessened because of the application by use of the broad surfaces of the feet.
AOBT was developed by Ruthie Piper Hardee in 1995 and is recognized throughout the world. Through using a combination of; Thai Massage, Barefoot Shiatsu, Keralite Massage, and Swedish Massage she founded and developed this technique. http://www.deepfeet.com