Heck no using the feet for your massage isn't weird! Is it different? Yes. Is getting a massage where the therapist uses her feet gross or weird? No. Often people will view a Ashiatsu massage video prior to booking a massage treatment and some of the videos available online are simply not professional. There are waaay more really bad ones. Unfortunately, the average consumer may not be able to differentiate the good videos on ashiatsu massage from the bad ones. But remember, there's no doubt that there are a lot of really good Ashiatsu videos online. Some things to ask yourself when booking and having a massage in Phoenix AZ have more to do with cleanliness of the massage studio and professionalism of the massage therapist than what part of the body is giving the massage. Think about:
Does the massage therapist wipe his or her nose and then get to work? Stay away.
What's the speed of the massage? If it's a pre-event sports massage, fast is fine. That's what it's meant to be. Otherwise, a slow massage is better.
If the massage therapist has poor "table etiquette" you might want to avoid them. A good massage therapist in Phoenix will always be careful to not step on the sheet, or EVER in between the client's leg.
What does the massage therapist wear? If you see a video of an ashiatsu massage therapist who looks sloppy, unkempt or is wearing "sketchy" clothes, look for someone else who can better present this amazing modality.
Professionalism of the massage therapist: how do they talk? I highly suggest speaking with your massage therapist before making an appointment.
What do the surroundings look like? Is the studio neat and clean? In my massage studio located in Phoenix AZ I clean almost every day to ensure my clients can enjoy their massage in a clean space.
However, sometimes people have a “thing” about feet. But think about the hands; where have they been? They’ve been touching EVERYTHING! All day! Where have they been? Everywhere. Where have the feet been? That’s easy. In my case, my feet are always in socks and shoes and I receive weekly pedicures to ensure softness, and cleanliness. Feet are a broader tool than hands. When you get a massage with feet your massage therapist is also more relaxed and transmitting that relax energy onto you. If it’s something that you can’t get past, then you’re probably not my ideal client and that’s OK. Give me a call anyway and I can refer you to some really great massage therapist in Phoenix AZ that use their hands. That’s a win-win for everyone!