Ashiatsu Seated Barefoot Bodywork

Jun 18, 2022

Jun 19, 2022

9:00 am To 5:00 pm

1556 Crestview Dr, Madison, TN 37115, USA



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Event Description

14 CE All Levels. Beginner-Friendly

So you want to use your feet to massage on the table but aren’t ready for the bars just yet? Take this course to learn how to sit at the head of the table and apply steady, gliding pressure with your feet. No standing on the table. No overhead bars required to offer upper body ashiatsu on your menu of services! You will need to be able to sit on a tall stool at the head of your massage table with a wall behind you for leverage and support.


Charlene Gaffney

About the Instructor

Instructor Charlene Gaffney has been a licensed massage therapist for 21+ years and has over 18 years of teaching experience in both entry-level and continuing education environments. She is a registered instructor with the Thai Healing Alliance International, a Certified Massage and Bodywork Educator with the AFMTE and the founder/curriculum specialist for Elevate Massage Training. She has studied Thai massage and ashiatsu extensively with many reputable teachers in the US and Thailand and has led annual Thailand Study Tours for LMTs since 2016.

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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.