Walking on back massage, also called ashiatsu massage, is a centuries-old massage technique originally performed by monks, this technique is becoming increasingly popular in America. This controlled deep tissue massage has many benefits. The feet are used to stroke, push and pull muscles to release tension. Prior to the start of the session, massage oil is applied to the client’s back, to further facilitate the stroking, gliding movements needed. During the session, the therapist will be holding onto a bar positioned overhead to remain steady and to support any extra body weight not required for the compression and massage. In addition, the therapist takes special care to protect the joints and spine so that pain and injury do not result. The result is a deep, relaxing massage that is entirely painless and completely beneficial.