The SOLE Space. This is where one goes for a comfortable, smooth, firm massage. The feet are used like a hand to perform strokes that are similar to Swedish massage, but are assisted by gravity for more consistent pressure throughout. The style is ideal for deep tissue massage lovers yet yummy for people seeking medium to firm pressure as well.
The foot feels like a hand but is broader and can go deeper if the client prefers. Long, smooth gliding strokes (deep tissue if you like, or medium to firm if that's your jam) combined with focused trigger point/knot work are what you can expect from a barefoot massage session at the Sole Space at Shine Massage in Washburn, Wisconsin-- just a few minutes from either Ashland or Bayfield.
Your therapist will use overhead bars for support and balance. Holding onto the bars, and often working with one foot on the table allows your massage therapist to control the depth of pressure so that it is consistent throughout. That's why this style never feels pokey or uncomfortable...always smooth and just right.
Massage naturally "vasodilates" or makes your blood vessels larger to improve circulation and bloodflow. When this happens, especially in a barefoot massage (sole) session, oxygen and nutrients are delivered to your muscles more efficiently. Improved circulation is beneficial to all systems of your body resulting in improved muscle recovery, problem solving, enhanced immune function, increased peristalsis and digestion, and more.
A 75 or 90 minute session is highly recommended to for you to fully relax and also.target specific areas of tension especially in the low back, shoulders, and hamstrings. Athletes and others seeking to maintain flexibility will also benefit from a longer session length. Gina can use this lovely feeling modality for "regular" therapeutic massage, a pain relief session, deep tissue, or a sports massage.