Meet Tiffany Diaz

Owner, RN, MMT

Certified Barefoot Masters Instructor


I started working as a massage therapist in 1996 and became certified in Ashiatsu in 2005. Since then, I have pursued my passion for massage therapy by becoming a Certified Ashiatsu Instructor for Barefoot Masters in 2011. In 2016, I expanded the modalities I teach to include Fijian, Bamboossage, and Pathophysiology. Click the link to read details about each of these unique techniques. Barefoot Masters has made hand saving modalities with longevity for massage therapists in mind!

I went to nursing school and graduated with my ADN from UAFS in 2014. In 2015, I was accepted into RN-BSN program at the University of Central Arkansas and was awarded my bachelors degree in August 2017. Currently, I am attending UAMS and working towards the Phsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program.  I am very active in the sports community! I enjoy running, cycling and CrossFit. I also have a BAS in Organizational Leadership and am a veteran of the US Army.

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I discovered Ashiatsu Barefoot massage 10 years into my career as a bodyworker. I was experiencing carpel tunnel syndrome and would cringe when clients would request deep tissue massage. Within 5 minutes of receiving my first barefoot massage in training, I knew I had made the right decision about choosing to learn the barefoot modality. I am elated to report at 21 years into my career I am pain-free! My first massage of the day is just as strong as my last thanks to Ashiatsu! My clients report they cannot imagine having any other type of bodywork after experiencing the amazing results from Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage.

After practicing the Ashiatsu Barefoot modality for seven years, I was anxious to share the technique with other therapists in my area. I found Michelle Mace of Barefoot Masters and after learning more about her teaching philosophy, I was determined to join her team!

Barefoot Masters’ method of teaching is incredibly efficient!  All courses come with digital manuals that include photos and detailed descriptions of moves along with training videos for review after class.  This is great news for our students, they will have all the tools needed for success after class time is finished and they are out building their new skill set.
“One of my greatest joys is to see people get healthier, to help them exceed their expectations and actualize their goals. All while realizing that massage is fun”.
One of the biggest misconceptions about Ashiatsu is possible therapist weight restrictions. All of the strokes delivered in the Ashiatsu Bar Basic course are one-footed. Therapists control the amount of pressure simply by shifting the weight from their standing leg (on the table) to their working leg (on the client). It’s easy to control the pressure! Clients love the feel of the broad surface area of the foot. No more sharp, bony elbows or thumbs! Most folks say, the feet actually feel like large hands. In Advanced Ashiatsu class, therapists learn a few double-footed strokes (this is if the therapist feels comfortable and is able to pull their body weight up to place their feet on the client gently). Most new moves here are additional one-footed strokes that require more technical skill that is developed after they have some practice under their belt.
Owner, RN, MMT

“Here’s a link to my YouTube videos which explains all about the delivery of the Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage and training with Barefoot Bodyworks! Barefoot Bodyworks YouTube”.


Save your hands and still do what you love.