This intermediate ashiatsu class empowers the experienced barefoot massage therapist to work even slower, maintain long sustained pressure holds on trigger points or adhered layers of tissue, and deliver deep myofascial strokes to the anterior and lateral aspects of your clients body.Supine and Side-body strokes will give you the tools to provide a comprehensive feet-on practice in the often forgotten, hard to reach areas of the body. We share how to work along the topography of our clients bones, and manipulate the length of each muscle and fascial chain.Intricate use of the ashiatsu support strap is a big focus in this class. This unique addition to the overhead ashiatsu bars allows us to work on variable angles and vectors with consistent, controllable pressure that prevents fatigue for the massage therapist.Prerequisites: See “Prerequisites” tab near the bottom of this page. Class price: $447. You can choose to pay in full upfront, or make two payments. A non-refundable $223.50 retainer is required to hold your spot in class – the remaining $223.50 balance is due before class starts. Therapists will learn:Theory of myofascial barefoot massage pertaining to trigger point and sustained compressionStructural benefits to every strokeAshi-Strap work to help angle your pressure without straining your upper bodyContraindications and indications for barefoot massageAppropriate biomechanics to save your body and working intricatelyDetailed neck, chest, shoulder and arm workPsoas, Iliacus, Obliques, Lats and QL workWork for the Adductors, hip flexors as well as the deep 6 hip rotatorsMore detailed strokes using your strong toes, lateral edge of our foot, and your calvesPro-tip To Prepare: heres a video of our North Carolina barefoot massage instructor, Julie Marciniak, sharing her tips for side lying bolstering!
The Center for Barefoot Massage