If you’re in need of deep tissue work, but don't enjoy the discomfort of pointy elbows and thumbs, then Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy® is the optimal treatment for you.
Ashiatsu is a barefoot massage technique in which the therapist delivers deep, broad, consistent pressure while utilizing their feet and body weight. Working with gravity instead of against it, Ashiatsu therapists are able to provide an effective therapeutic massage without causing discomfort to themselves or the client.
Warm infused oil is applied to the body making this deep massage very luxurious and relaxing. Parallel bars are used above the massage table for balance, support and client safety. Mudra Massage specializes in Ashiatsu massage and employes some of the best Ashiastu therapists in Portland, Oregon.
Take a journey with our most popular service of all. The Fusion is a blend of Swedish, Hot Stone and Ashiatsu.
For those seeking total bliss, this is the treatment for you! It begins with an application of warmed oil, followed by gliding massage strokes executed with heated stones. Once the muscles have been warmed up and the body has completely relaxed, the therapist begins the Ashiatsu barefoot massage routine, utilizing as much or as little pressure as the client prefers.
The after affects of this massage are very measurable. Most discover renewed movement in their bodies, enjoying an extra bounce to their step.
Deep-tissue massage is one of the most effective methods of reducing chronic pain, improving joint mobility and restoring normal muscle function. Over a length of time, deep-tissue massage treatments can help break up and eventually eradicate scar tissue in and around the muscle, alleviating chronic pain and tension.
Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience chronic pain due to repetitive stress injuries, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained a previous physical injury and that are experiencing pain and limited mobility.
The prevention of stress, stiffness and muscle tension starts with a traditional Swedish massage.
The five basic strokes of traditional Swedish massage are: effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. This technique increases circulation and flushes metabolic waste from the body. It is the most common form of massage practiced in the United States.
Swedish massage does more than address soreness and stress – it also promotes a general sense of relaxation, balance and well-being.
Two Hour Signature
Experience the best of what your therapist has to offer! This signature massage is an expression of your therapists' entire repertoire. Over the course of two hours, your therapist will employ a variety of techniques including, but not limited to, Swedish and deep tissue, Ashiatsu, trigger point, craniosacral work, Thai inspired stretching & cupping . Our signature massage is best suited for clients seeking help with mobility, training for sporting events or who just feel the need to be stretched along with deep body work. Whether you custom tailor your signature massage to include a few or all of these modalities, you can be sure you'll leave feeling refreshed and renewed.
The purpose of massage during pregnancy has often received a variety of responses from the health community in regards to safety. Modern research is proving that massage can be a very instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be given due consideration.
Our therapists are trained in Prenatal Massage. We utilize a unique support cushion suitable for any stage of pregnancy and customize each session to your individual needs. Pure essential oils and warm steam towels are included in the session ensuring the ultimate pampering experience for the mother to be!