In Japanese, “Ashi” means foot and “atsu” means pressure. We are honored and humbled to be certified by the company that created DeepFeet Bar Therapy®. It is the registered title and technique used solely by that company and is the most trusted name in Barefoot Massage. We used to call our technique Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, also known as Ashi, but changed it to DeepFeet Bar Therapy® to distinguish Somatic Sole from other barefoot modalities.
Out of habit, we still call the massage Ashi. Any of the above titles work, but it’s definitely easier to pronounce DeepFeet or Ashi!