Wow what an amazing massage! I came up to Aspen/Snowmass from Denver with YWB 2014 and met, the incredibly personable and lovely, Erica at one of our parties.
I have to say that Erica’s massage was absolutely the most enjoyable part of the trip. Don’t get me wrong.. good eats and plenty of booze in Aspen is fabulous but nothing compared to the self-care and healing one can get from a much needed deep tissue massage.
(Ha! I suppose I’ve grown up a little!) ;)
Honestly, I have never had a more effective and intelligent deep tissue massage in the over 15 years that I have been seeking such a service.
In my younger days I suffered quite a few athletic injuries and have more than my fair share of scar adhesion in my muscles. And deep tissue massages have always been somewhat disappointing because typically they were not very deep and not very balanced. When they were deep it was usually on a very limited part of my body, very painful, and left me feeling bruised or sore.
Admittedly I bruise easily as a ginger but definitely not after Erica’s massage! What really amazed me about the Ashiatsu massage Erica gave me was the way it was very evenly deep, and the way it lengthened and re-oriented my muscle tissue. Truthfully fingertips just can’t compare to how a foot can penetrate and at the same time lengthen and stretch you, especially the way Erica does it (she balances and supports herself on two wooden bars that run across the ceiling, so that she can use her feet in long strokes, with varying pressure).
It was amazing how much technique went into the massage Erica provided! If I didn’t know she was using her feet I would have had no idea what was touching my body. Something powerful, strong, hard, and soft. It was also amazing how even and thorough the massage was. And again it was a very deep tissue massage without the pain! It was by far the best and most effective massage I have ever had. It was worth taking the time to write this review. Also pretty sure I still dream about this massage weekly :)
If you enjoy deep tissue massage and have never tried it before, I would highly recommend an Ashiatsu by Erica.
I cannot wait till the moment I can escape back up to Aspen for another massage.
Thank you again Erica!