DeepFeet 1 Basics

July 19, 2020

July 21, 2020

9:00 am To 6:00 pm

Michelle's Massage Therapy and Holistic Spa, Professional Park Drive, Maryville, IL, 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.


Michelle Kingston

Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy

About the Instructor

I love being able to provide Ashiatsu to my clients! It doesn’t cause me pain at the end of the day and is fun to do. I also get a light workout while they get the relaxing, deep tissue massage they crave. Learning Ashiatsu has also helped me to become more intuitive, creative, and focused during my sessions. I hope that eventually, all massage therapists will want to learn it so they can extend their careers and be saved from “burn-out.” I am excited now to be able to teach with DeepFeet and would be honored for you to join me for a class in the St. Louis region. See 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.