About Maureen Petrovic
I have always had a passion for helping others and facilitating healing through fitness, massage, and wellness. My job is to help you learn how you can help yourself through different obstacles that deal with pain, posture, mobility, and strengthening. One of the most important things that I have learned throughout my studies and clinical experience is the body is able to heal but we must put ourselves in the right environment for it to heal, and thats where I can help. Whether it is relaxation, therapeutic or deep tissue, my job is to find out what modality will work with you and your needs. I am a kind and gentle spirit and my approach to massage are less about causing pain with change and allowing the body to change at its own pace. You should always leave me feeling better than when you came in.
The Relaxing Ashiatsu Room
Ashiatsu also known as Barefoot Shiatsu, Back Walking, or Gliding Feet Massage is a type of barefoot bodywork where the practitioner uses the heel, sesamoid, arch, and/or whole plantar surface of the feet to give the massage. The name comes from the combination of two Japanese words: ashi, meaning foot and atsu, meaning pressure.
The technique uses deep strokes given with the massage therapists feet. Its considered to be less stressful for the patients body than many other massage techniques because pressure from the feet is spread out over a wider area than it would be if applied by the fingers, heel of the hand, or elbow. Ashiatsu stimulates the circulatory system and targets the deepest layers of muscle, joints, and bones, in order to provide relief of pain.
Ashiatsu barefoot massage is a holistic treatment that works on the mind, body, and spirit, stimulating the bodys energy and enhancing ones natural ability for self-healing. It is commonly used to treat dense muscle tissue problems and chronic pains, back, and hip issues, as well as for deep relaxation.