Inspired by the quick and widely available foot massages offered in Thailand, Ayaküstü Masaj in Moda came about to change the concept of massage in Istanbul from luxurious to reachable. With that in mind, Ayaküstü was created as a simple, welcoming, down-to-earth venue where clients can pop in for a half-hour therapy and where therapists intend to give the body what it needs to heal itself.
They offer a wide range of services, from stone therapy and Swedish massage to aromatherapy and facials as well as yoga, Pilates, and breath work classes. It’s one of those places where the sincerity and honesty of its owners are reflected in every aspect of their establishment.
Their trademark is reflexology, a powerful method through which pressure is applied to specific points on the feet, hands, or face that correspond with specific organs in the body to prompt the brain to start a healing process where necessary.
Reflexology is viewed as an alternative form of medicine rather than a purely relaxing massage. And although there is no scientific consensus on the healing properties of this massage, many rave about its benefits and it is sure to leave your entire body relaxed. Should you try it and become interested in learning more about it, Ayaküstü Masaj offers a certificate program on reflexology as well.
Caferağa Mahallesi, Sarraf Ali Sk, No: 13, Moda, Kadıköy – (0216) 346 55 66
Opening hours: every day from 10:30 to 21:30 (make a booking in advance if you’re planning to go after-work or on a weekend)
The price for a half-hour refloxology massage is 35TL.
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