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Deep Tissue Massage Without the Pain 

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, also known as Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage (or barefoot massage), is one of the most luxurious and therapeutic forms of massage.  Clients that prefer medium to deep pressure are perfect candidates for Ashiatsu Massage.  Matter of fact, it has become our studio’s most popular modality as it combines the perfect amount of pressure and weight, while calming the mind with its balanced, broad, and rhythmic movements.

Ashiatsu massage is a blend of techniques from India and Japan. Ashi means ‘foot’ and atsu means ‘pressure’, thereby indicating the pressure created by the feet during massage. It increases athletic endurance, stamina, and performance.  It improves circulation, blood flow, and one can experience significant reduction in stress levels, in addition to flexibility of joints.  It also helps to heal wounds quicker, caused by work or sports, as well as long term chronic stress of the back, shoulders, hips, hamstrings, and other prime areas of the body.

The pressure is uniformly distributed at the posterior and anterior end. The foot encompasses a larger area, thereby resulting in more pressure. This results in greater pressure with reduced injury to the individual or client. Pressure can be adjusted depending on client needs, whether they need more weight with Ashiatsu Level 2, where our therapists utilize both feet and the entire body for pressure, or Level 1, where pressure is applied based on what the client may need in any given moment of the treatment.

Individuals are required to use a towel or sheets for draping.

If you’re interested in receiving an aromatherapy-infused Ashiatsu massage, , book your session online and choose “Ashiatsu Massage” from the menu.

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Dali was phenomenal, and the space was so lovely. I was in so much pain before my visit–shoulders, back, and hamstrings. Afterwards, I felt like I was walking around the world in a hot bath, completely relaxed and pain free. Her massage style is very thoughtful, present, and purposeful. I’m so thankful she had such amazing availability and for such a great price!

Anne M

Absolutely amazing. I have chronic pain in my entire back so massage has been out of the question for me until now. This wonderful lady is a miracle worker. I mean it! She is able to massage my pain away. I have had other massages around here and there, you know those franchises… I always left in more pain than when I arrived. Not with Blue Marigold Massage. I find that I am usually pain free, for the most part, until my next appointment. Highly recommend for anyone wether you have pain or just love a nice relaxing massage. Great atmosphere too. Love this place.

Laura B

I visited Blue Marigold while visiting friends in Portland from NYC. I get weekly massages as I am very sore from running, and training for the marathon. My massage from Dali was personalized to be exactly what I needed. She knew I was on vacation and was able to combine techniques to make sure my sore muscles were attended to with deep pressure, but also that I was able to relax and enjoy soothing touch. I wish I lived there so I could go back regularly — definitely worth the flight cross country so If you are in the neighborhood – take advantage of her custom treatment.

Danielle S

Dali at Blue Marigold is a brilliant massage therapist who also has an extensive knowledge for herbal and essential oil treatments. She provided a wonderful massage experience that melted away my daily stress and addressed specific muscles issues in my shoulder. Highly recommend to everyone. Worth more than she charges.

Scott H

I’ve been lucky in my life to have some great massage therapists in Hawaii and NYC. So, when I needed a much needed massage in Portland, I found Blue Marigold Massage on yelp and tried it out due to the great reviews. I was not led astray. My Ashiatsu and lomi lomi massages were amazing. Dali is an expert body worker and instinctively knew which part of my body needed work. She tailored her massage for my specific needs. I will definitely visit again on my next Portland trip.

Naheed E

I have not had massage work done in years and after this massage I will switch to regularly getting them from Dali.

I have chronic neck tension and lower back pain, as well as acute stress. I’ve been seeing a chiropractor and had no idea that pairing it with massage could be so useful. The massage was very calming and deeply attentive. Dali was hands down exactly what I needed –  she has the perfect touch.
I’ve already recommended her to my friends, and I will be going back for more visits.

Melanie H