DeepFeet 1 Basics

July 13, 2020

July 15, 2020

9:00 am To 6:00 pm

Chic Custom Nails & Bodyworks, Myrtle Beach, SC, 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.


China Faccini

Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy

About the Instructor

I graduated from The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2002 and was immediately known for my deep tissue work. I knew early on that I would burn out quickly if I didn't continue my education and seek more productive and pain-free methods to provide therapeutic techniques. So in 2003, DeepFeet Bar Therapy came to town my town and without any hesitation, I signed up! Shortly after, my class, I started working for the New England DeepFeet instructor and attended classes as often as possible especially if the class needed an extra “student” to even out the group. I became addicted to Ashiatsu and the benefits it was providing to my clients and myself. After having 3 children, and practicing Ashiatsu throughout each pregnancy I was lucky to keep building my practice and now am finding a need for more Ashiatsu therapists in my area. Becoming a Deepfeet Instructor was a natural progression and has allowed me to grow in my skillset and also spread my knowledge for barefoot massage with other therapists seeking new tools and methods for deep bodywork techniques. I look forward to taking you through your first Ashiatsu steps and introducing you to the amazing world of barefoot massage! China Facchini

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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.