Services

Ashiatsu Massage: 60/$95 – 90/$130 – 120/$160

Members: 60/$80 – 90/$115 – 120/$145

Ashiatsu is a painless barefoot massage that applies a moderate to deep, or deeper than deep, pressure in the form of gliding, friction, and stretching. Ashley uses two overhead parallel bars for balance while she delivers broad compression strokes that engulf your muscles without feeling pokey or painful. Gravity does most of the work while Ashley engages the muscle and connective tissue using trigger point, deep tissue, and range of motion (Ashi-Thai or table Thai) techniques applied with her feet. Though her style focuses on anatomy and is well-known for its benefits when it comes to neck, back, and hip pain relief, it is also known for its deep relaxation.

Sarga Bodywork: 90/$130 – 120/$160

Members: 90/$115 – 120/$145

Different from Ashiatsu but just as lovely, Sarga Bodywork is a barefoot massage method that incorporates the use of a fabric strap fastened to the massage table instead of overhead bars to deliver slow, deep, myofascial techniques. This fabric strap is used for stability and adds tensional and gravitational force by pulling up on the strap while applying downward pressure. The tensional force is then transferred painlessly to the client’s body using the broad surface of the foot to facilitate less restriction and more ease and relaxation in the client’s body.

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Reiki/Reflexology: 60/$95

Members: 60/$80

Coming from the Japanese words Rei (meaning “higher power”) and Ki (meaning “life force energy”), Reiki is a Japanese technique administered by the laying of hands. Based on the idea that life force energy flows through us, Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit and creates many beneficial effects that include relaxation, feelings of peace, security and well-being. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

Integrative Reflexology® is a massage typically done on the feet, hands, and ears that stimulates the proprioceptors in your body to increase the stimulation of the nerve endings, creating a calming whole body effect. Benefits include feeling deeply relaxed, increased digestive response, sinus drainage, relieved PMS symptoms, reduced swelling in the feet, and increased circulation.

Prenatal: 60/$95 – 90/$130

Members: 60/$80 – 90/$115

Prenatal massage is a Swedish massage for those who are pregnant in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. This massage is typically light to firm in pressure and incorporates continuous effleurage strokes and light stretching to relieve any aches or pains. It promotes lymphatic movement which is great when experiencing swelling around the ankles and is also great for relaxation. If you’re pregnant and looking for massage in your 1st trimester, you must have permission from your preferred medical doctor. Ashley will not give you a massage in your 1st trimester without your doctor’s consent. However, she offers Reiki during the 1st trimester and her clients have found these sessions to be very as beneficial!

 

The Compassionate Touch
Ashley Shears, LMT
Louisville, KY
(502) 414-1863
ashley@thecompassionatetouch.com
www.thecompassionatetouch.com