DeepFeet 1 Basics

June 14, 2020

June 16, 2020

9:00 am To 6:00 pm

13 Long Street, Asheville, NC 28804, USA




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Event Description

Step up in your Career and into Ashiatsu with the original in source of barefoot bar education!! Learn this unique form of barefoot massage that will change the way you deliver deep tissue massage techniques! We teach our students how to work “smart not hard” and allow gravity to do all the work. This is our introductory course to Ashiatsu Barefoot Bar Therapy. Therapists will have lots of “feet on” time in this 3-day comprehensive class. Barefoot Curriculum includes prone and supine, seated and standing Ashiatsu Techniques. Our methodology is western focused and includes cross-fiber friction, effleurage, petrissage, compression as well as some trigger point and myofascial techniques.


Brady Preyss

Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy

About the Instructor

I love working smarter instead of harder. I knew I loved Ashiatsu from the moment I stepped up on the table for the first time. After years of steady deep tissue massage sessions my body was screaming for a more efficient way to use my weight, my spine, and my energy. I've been able to build a successful clientele and business with my ashiatsu practice the last 4 years, and it has increased my enjoyment in my bodywork practice significantly. I love to teach kinesthetics and embodiment practices, whether it's yoga, dance or bodywork, and I really enjoy the art of connective communication practices. It's my passion and goal to share the richness of ashiatsu barefoot massage with students as fully and beautifully as I possibly can. Asheville is one of the healing arts meccas in the South-East and a great place to visit anytime of year for arts, music, culture and nature. I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Ashiatsu Massage

Few deep tissue techniques can work deeper than ashiatsu massage, a type of massage that uses the practitioner’s feet as well as hands, fingers and elbows to apply pressure. A typical ashiatsu setup includes both a massage table and ceiling-mounted bars that allow the practitioner to stay steady while standing on the table and applying targeted pressure with bare feet. It is an ideal way for massage therapists to reduce hand strain, and it can be performed with the client clothed.

Because ashiatsu is founded on traditional Chinese medicine, many ashiatsu massage trainings will cover energy meridians and mind-body balance, but not all courses take this approach. Some focus only on proper technique, safety and building your own strength and balance for better sessions.