DeepFeet Ashiatsu Massage Training

Aug 16, 2024

Aug 18, 2024

9:00 am To 6:00 pm

11825 Knolls Path, Lakeville, MN, USA





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Event Description

DeepFeet 1 Basics

3 days, 25 CE Hours $750
Non-Refundable Deposit: $325
Pre-requisite: Licensed Massage Therapist

We have designed a comprehensive
three-day class that teaches licensed
professionals how to administer barefoot massage techniques that offer
students both posterior and anterior
protocols. Barefoot massage techniques taught are western focused and includes cross-fiber friction, effleurage, petrissage, compression as well as trigger point and myofascial techniques.

You will have lots of “feet on” time in this class. Though we use the parallel bars in the ceiling to regulate our weight, we do have some fitness levels /weight guidelines associated with taking this course. Our teaching methodologies are designed to work with each practitioner’s skill level, physical characteristics and learning style. The emphasis during the three-day workshop will be on body mechanics, barefoot application, contraindications, certification, and bar construction.

This introduction to barefoot massage course includes both posterior and anterior protocols so that upon completion the body-worker will be able to deliver a 90 minute detailed supine and prone Ashiatsu session.

We not only do we train you how to use your foot as a massage tool – we also teach you trademarked sequence that has proven to be successful, so you will walk away with confidence and certainty to start practicing your newly acquired barefoot skills right away. Making sure you are safely up and operational before you leave the workshop is our number one priority. With over 25 years of experience, we set the standards when it comes to barefoot bar work..

This Dynamic Introduction to Ashiatsu Course covers the following:

  • Posterior & Anterior Seated/Standing  Techniques
  • DeepFeet Methodology, Benefits, Guidelines
  • Table Set up, Equipment, Safety, Supplies
  • Body Mechanics, Contraindications
  • Communication & Terminology
  • Lubrication & Draping, Foot Care
  • Barefoot History, Bar Construction
  • Marketing Ashiatsu
  • Certification and more..


Stephanie Thaler

11825 Knolls Path, Lakeville, MN 55044



About the Instructor

By continuously educating herself on the latest techniques, and being present for every single client that lays on her table, Stephanie has built a successful massage and bodywork practice over the last 25 years. She has worked in a variety of settings, including plastic surgery, chiropractic, and orthopedic offices, as a therapist for professional sports teams, including the Minnesota Vikings and the 2021 Women’s Olympic hockey team.

In her private practice, she works with over 20 NHL players, including the Minnesota Wild. Through her work in getting professional athletes healthy and back in the game as soon as possible, she has created her own style of muscle work that gets the job done. She uses a combination of traction, stretching, scar tissue release, and compression to get the long-lasting relief her clients rely on. Stephanie completed the Master’s program through DeepFeet in 2022. After getting incredible results since switching to her feet, she felt like she was doing it wrong using her hands and elbows for so many years. Her love of Ashiatsu has inspired her to begin teaching in Minnesota. She is excited to bring her decades of experience to the classroom to teach this career lengthening technique!

Registration Details

Use discount code NEWLOC75 to receive $75 off registration fee!

A non-refundable deposit of $325 is required to hold your spot. Once you complete the registration process a confirmation email will be sent to you. The remaining tuition balance will be due to your instructor two weeks prior to class. Upon completion of this course, you will receive 25 credit hours, which you can apply to your NCBTMB certification, AMTA or ABMP renewal. 

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