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Ashi-Thaï

Ashi-Thaï is a technique inspired by Thai massage and ashiatsu massage. In fact, this technique includes the use of the ashiatsu suspension bar to enable the therapist to use their feet and legs to massage the client. The therapist performs stretches and compressions on the body. The client, dressed in comfortable clothes, lies on a massage table.

Benefits

Ashi-Thaï facilitates deep stretching of the various muscles involved in the postures. The compressions performed by the therapist allow them to work the muscles and fasciae deeply.

Proceedings

Ashi-Thaï is a massage offered over the clothing. The client is lying on a massage table while the therapist is suspended from bars hanging from the ceiling. The therapist uses their feet and legs to apply pressure on the body to massage the muscles. The therapist will also use their lower limbs to perform deep stretches.

Contraindications

As the therapist is suspended over the client during the massage, it is important to carefully control the massage depth. Therefore, deep compressions should not be performed without medical advice on a person with the following problems:

  • A recent breast implant;
  • Any type of skin problem;
  • Recent laser eye surgery;
  • Tuberculosis, thrombosis, anémisme , kidney problems, or surgery for a hernia;
  • A chronic inflammatory problem, such as phlebitis, cellulitis, or lupus;
  • Taking medications such as Coumadin, Lovenox, heparin, or strong aspirin;
  • High blood pressure or an uncontrolled heart condition, a pacemaker;
  • An advanced stage of osteoporosis;
  • Guillain Barré syndrome or any other disease-causing loss of sensory sensitivity;
  • Certain advanced diabetic cases;
  • History of blood clots;
  • A recent injection at a joint or muscle junction;
  • Severe anterior rotation of the pelvic region.

 

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