Intro to Ashiatsu

Nov 1, 2020

Nov 1, 2020

1:00 pm To 6:00 pm

6750 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN, USA



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Event Description

The main objective of this course is to expose massage therapists to the benefits of using their feet and entire body to deliver deep tissue massage. In addition to the opportunity to “play” on the bars, you will be able to demonstrate two new effleurage techniques with your feet that don’t require bars and can be integrated into your current massage practice right away.

At the end of this course you will be able to decide if a focus in barefoot bodywork is right for you


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.