DeepFeet 1 Basics

June 15, 2020

June 17, 2020

9:00 am To 6:00 pm

West Trail Wellness and Massage, North 21st Street, Purcellville, VA, 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.


Hanni Peterson

Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy

About the Instructor

With my passion for Ashiatsu and heart for teaching, I have found my home as an instructor with Deepfeet Bar Therapy. I have been practicing massage therapy since 2004 and share a similar story to many of you seeking ways to extend your massage career. After burning out from too many deep tissues, Ashiatsu was the breath of fresh air that I needed to reinvigorate my career, save my body, and give my clients the pressure that they crave. The past few years, I have been honored to teach this life changing modality to massage therapists from all over the world in San Diego, CA. Moving back east in 2017, I will open our first training location in my hometown of Washington, DC! Join me in our nation’s capital to inaugurate your feet into a new exciting era of your massage career!

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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.