DeepFeet 1 Basics

July 10, 2020

July 12, 2020

9:00 am To 6:00 pm

180 West Main Street, Clinton, CT 06413, 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.


Nell McGriff

Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy

About the Instructor

When I first started massage school I read about Ashiatsu Bar Therapy and I was amazed and intrigued. I found a certified practitioner in my area and after receiving my first session, I was blown away and knew it was for me! It became my goal to become a Certified AOBT therapist as soon as I could. I took my barefoot basics course just before I graduated from massage school and doing so was the best thing I ever did for career. I have continued to work smarter not harder, giving my clients the therapeutic deep pressure they need with out injuring myself. I hope to see you in one of my workshops in Clinton, Connecticut. The shoreline of CT is a relaxed beach community - with beautiful views of the tidal Hammonassett River from my studio - I encourage you to pursue this amazing modality. It will change your life!

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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.