DeepFeet 1 Basics

June 23, 2020

June 25, 2020

9:00 am To 6:00 pm

Mudra Massage, 2627 Northeast Broadway Street, Portland, OR 97232, 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.


Natalie Petersen

Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy

About the Instructor

I had my Ashi "ah ha" moment when I massaged an Ashiatsu Therapist. It was the first time in over 7 years in practice that I massaged an LMT without chronic tension and pain in their forearms. When I found out that the therapist I was massaging worked full time giving deep, therapeutic, bodywork with their feet I was intrigued. Suffering from chronic pain myself I was eager to find a way to stay in the industry and continue to do what I love to do most. The moment I signed up for a course with DeepFeet I felt like I re-invented myself in both my career and my massage style. I have been fortunate to train and work along side Nancy DeLong and Matt Dalton at Mudra Massage for the last three years and grow from an Ashiatsu therapist into a an Certified Ashiatsu Instructor. I am honored to be apart of the DeepFeet team and help save others from repetitive stress injuries. Come be inspired in Portland with me and let me show you a new way of thinking about bodywork and deep tissue massage techniques.

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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.