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Barefoot Basics is DeepFeet Bar Therapy’s beginner level Ashiatsu training class. This modern adaptation of an ancient “heeling” barefoot massage technique uses the therapists’ feet like hands! The client relaxes on a supportive, comfortable massage table, while the massage therapist holds onto overhead bars for balance & safe distribution of their body weight, massaging through foot pressure.
Using your feet to go deep, you’ll learn to provide a therapeutic and relaxing session for the client who needs more pressure. Standing on the massage table with your hands gently holding the bars, you’ll use one soft foot for sliding, gliding, rolling and compressing clients with ease as they experience the “deepest, most luxurious massage” while you stretch, breathe and dance your way through each session.
This 3 day class focuses only on the posterior aspect of the body, teaching you ways to easily engage the larger muscles groups and deeper layers of fascial tissue for treatment of chronic pain symptoms. The techniques taught in Barefoot Basics offers quality continuing education for the massage therapist seeking effective deep tissue massage therapy classes. (To learn the strokes that apply to the front and side aspects of the body, you'll need to attend Anterior/Sidelying, which is a 1 day course offered after Barefoot Basics.)
Barefoot Basics will allow you to get an edge on the massage market in your area and offer a unique approach to bodywork with DeepFeet Bar Therapy (AKA Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy). Your experienced instructor will discuss marketing strategies to help you integrate this new technique into your business, allowing you to offer Ashiatsu massage anywhere. Learn a variety of ways to build and install Ashiatsu bars correctly and easily in any situation. You will feel every stroke from the instructor so that you know what Ashiatsu should feel like. Daily “feet on” practice on fellow students, the instructor, and the public during your training, ensure your confidence in applying the technique out in the real world. Small classes limited to 8 massage therapists allow for detailed instruction and one on one time.
Come learn the one-footed, deep pressured gliding strokes of Ashiatsu BarefootBar massage! You can easily apply protocols learned in this class to your existing massage sessions by just hopping up onto the table to save your body and go deeper where it’s needed most, or offer Ashiatsu as a standalone treatment for a full body massage with steady, consistent broad-based pressure from head to toe.
After training, your own self-study Certification process begins with documented practical sessions and testing based on the information provided in class. Helpful graduate services and a community of barefoot massage therapists are available for ongoing career support. To supplement and deepen your understanding of the technique, intermediate and advanced level classes, and refresher trainings are available for graduates. Instructional video available for an additional charge.
Save your body from stress and strain, lengthen your career and have fun massaging with Ashiatsu!
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