Practice the principles of barefoot massage related to pressure delivery, weight distribution, core strength, stamina and flexibility. Learn a full body barefoot massage sequence on a mat on the floor that is the best of Ashiatsu and Thai massage combined. Read more…
A “play day” on the bars for beginners. Practice feeling with your feet and applying Swedish-style oil massage and Thai-style compression. Learn how to set up your workstation and ask your most pressing questions about bar construction. Read more…
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.