Ashiatsu Bar Therapy is a hybrid alternative medicine technique combining Swedish and deep tissue massage performed with the therapists bare feet. The therapist uses bars above the head for balance and effectively controlling for depth of pressure. Oils are generously applied to the body. The technique combines centrifugal and centripetal pumping movement that benefits the client by creating structural change and suppleness in soft tissue. Because the therapist is able to use the weight of their body, it is considered one of the deepest techniques in the field of therapeutic massage and bodywork.