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May 19-21, Friday-Sunday (back to back with Anterior/Sidelying)
After you’ve completed Barefoot Basics, Anterior/Sidelying, and preferably Ashi-Thai, come back to class and raise the bar on your Ashiatsu! The techniques taught in DF2: Advanced Ashiatsu offer high quality continuing education for the massage therapist seeking therapeutically effective deep tissue massage training. Take your Ashiatsu to the next step with this 3 day advanced level training for the well-practiced Certified Ashiatsu practitioner.
On the 1st day of Advanced Ashiatsu training, you will work on other LMT's in the class, where you will first learn the single footed versions of every "double footed" stroke. Experience feeling what the single and double variations will feel like from your instructor to truly understand the full essence of Ashiatsu. Expand on your single-footed stroke vocabulary with these technical and detailed variations - giving you more strokes to do on more body types, more often!
Day two focuses on safe, thorough training on how to apply two footed strokes with ease and utmost safety. The ideal client for these moves is healthy, dense, thick muscled, large framed men: the types who are usually very difficult to massage using traditional hands on techniques! We bring in these challenging body types for you to practice on all day. Have the opportunity to really experiment with the potential of using your full body weight and both feet on every stroke with no fear. You'll be working on your physical endurance this day - testing when you allow your weight to sink in, and when to gracefully hold some of your weight in the bars, pushing you to control every movement as you work bilaterally.
The 3rd day of class incorporates transitions that allow you to physically remain in contact with your client - almost never losing touch. We'll blend appropriate basic, intermediate and advanced strokes onto the body below you - where you're judgment of which variation to use (single or double footed) will be challenged and mastered. Extra transitional blend strokes are incorporated to encourage a luxurious flow from head to toe for our signature “Fusion” blend Ashiatsu massage made famous by Ruthie Hardee.
By the end of this workshop you'll understand which clients are contraindicated for two footed strokes, you'll be able to gauge when it’s best to use these new advanced techniques, and you'll have an arsenal of single and double footed maneuvers to apply to your client base. Not only will you learn the full expression of the "Deepest, Most Luxurious Massage on the Planet"... you'll also finally be able to safely apply the most therapeutic aspects of this work, being able to work bilaterally with amazing traction and decompression to the spine, major joints and deep fascial planes of the body.
After training, your own self-study Advanced Ashiatsu Certification process begins with documented practical sessions, and testing based on the information provided in class. Instructional videos are available for additional charge.
How to prepare for Advanced Ashiatsu