As a teenager, I would always ask my younger brother Scott to walk on my back. Now, I don't remember how I discovered the joy of this, (maybe he was crawling on me as a toddler), but I remember he would always agree to do it, albeit begrudgingly.

I mean it's weird, right? Hey, bro can you walk on my back?

Now, as a 40-year-old father of two toddlers, I ask them to! Facedown on the couch, I can usually enjoy five minutes of them walking and lightly "jumping" on my back and neck. Amazing!

I didn't realize, however, that this could be done PROFESSIONALLY.

Marjo and I received a text this morning while on-air from our beloved co-worker Katie Smegal.

She writes, "I don't know if this is on-air worthy, but, I got a massage last night where (she) hung from a bar in the ceiling and used her feet to massage me. Very weird, but also AMAAAAZINGGG for anyone who can handle lots of pressure".

Marjo and I went on to discuss with Katie on the air about little details concerning socks or no socks; but more importantly, she was describing ASHIATSU massage.

Ashiatsu, a Japanese word meaning "foot pressure" is a barefoot massage technique that requires the therapist to use their feet instead of their hands to perform the massage. A therapist will have a person lay face down on a massage table. The therapist will use ropes, bars, stools or benches to balance themselves above the client.

Massages can be kind of awkward at first, especially if you aren't used to getting a lot of them; however, I'm to have learned that "walking on my back" is a "thing" and can be done professionally!

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