Will You Walk On My Back?
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. -bendtotalbodychiropractic.com
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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