Urban Zen Bodywork is a Massage Boutique offering many styles of Massage, Yoga and Skincare. Located in Hyde Park, Tampa.
I’m a big lover of deep tissue massages. I carry all my tension in my back, shoulders and neck. Anyone else? So as I entered the Google rabbit hole of different styles of massage to alleviate that muscle pain I found Urban Zen Bodywork and a style of massage called Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage.
Compared to the hand and elbows… the therapist has more options with the ability to use the ball of the foot, the lateral angle of the foot and the heel to manipulate the muscle at a more comfortable level for the client. The combination of gravitational force and deep compression massage relieves muscle pain and can rewire the nervous system and muscle fibers. This session includes cupping and hot towels! It was a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE than I had ever encountered. Elena explained beforehand and kept checking on me throughout to make sure the pressure points being targeted were tolerable and explained how she was undoing some of those deep tension knots — with her feet!
Urban Zen has many other service offerings from facials to footwork and various other styles of massage BUT if you haven’t given Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage a try… Add it to your bucket list! Urban Zen Bodywork