Ashiatsu bodywork is the most beneficial form of bodywork that releases pain and stress from the body. From the root words “ashi” meaning foot and “atsu” meaning pressure, this barefoot technique uses smooth, fluid strokes that glide over the body. One of the many advantages of using the legs and feet is that the arms and hands are not meant to be weight bearings, but the legs, ankles and feet are. This body work helps to restore energy and vitality. It opens your chi, allowing energy to flow freely through the body. Because of the firm pressure on certain points throughout the body, it stimulates circulation. Thus many people who suffer from PMS, nausea, digestive issues, joint and back pain and migraines have found that this body work relieves the pain and promotes healing.