This new massage offers a modern take on the traditional Ashiatsu (foot pressure) technique. Normally the therapist would ‘walk’ on the guest’s back and use bars on the ceiling for balance. During the Aerial Silk Massage, instead of bars, therapists will hold onto circus silks like those used by performers under the big top, making this a one-of-a-kind service.
"The Aerial Silk Massage combines the art and healing properties of Ashiatsu with a truly engaging experience of mind and body for a treatment that helps not only aches and pains, but also the guest's energy or 'chi'," said Veljko Savic, Spa Director, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Sarasota. "This treatment may seem unconventional to a casual spa guest, but the use of body weight and gravity of the therapist make the Aerial Silk Massage the best way to get a true, deep tissue treatment and body realignment."