Barefoot Thai Massage Press & Stretch

Dec 12, 2020

Dec 13, 2020

9:00 am To 5:00 pm

6750 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN, USA



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Event Description

At the end of this course you will be able to demonstrate a one hour Thai-style massage and stretch session using mostly your feet while balancing on the overhead bar system above the table for support. You will learn a sequence for client prone and supine positions that can be used stand-alone or integrated into your current ashiatsu practice.

Throughout the training students will give and receive techniques with classmates and instructor then put the entire sequence together at the end of class. There is dedicated time on the last day of class to discuss bar construction and equipment requirements.With a few practice sessions and some modifications to your treatment space you will be ready to offer this treatment on your menu of services as Barefoot Thai Massage!


Charlene Gaffney

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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.