This course is focused on the “hands-on” technique of Ashiatsu. Ashiatsu is an art where the feet glide effortlessly over the contours of the client’s body. The pressure can be as light as a Swedish massage or the deepest massage a therapist can give. WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM STAND OUT? The overhead bars are used for balance and support. You do not have to have a lot of upper body strength to perform Ashiatsu. There are no height or weight restrictions as long as the table can sustain both the weight of the client and the therapist. Ashiatsu treatments are a more effective application of deep tissue massage. The pressure is constant and evenly maintained. It creates more circulation. More circulation brings about faster healing. Ashiatsu brings about a relaxed state that lasts for hours after a massage service. Clients don’t walk out of a session – they float. The first deep tissue of the day is as good as the last one when you are a barefoot massage therapist. There is none of the usual pain associated with deep tissue massage for the therapist or client. The therapist gains strength, knowledge, and grace while adding diversity and vitality to their workday. So you can do more of what you love forever.
2 DAY CLASS | CLASS SIZE: 1 MIN, 3 MAX 18 CEU CREDITS, ARKANSAS APPROVED PROVIDER Course Approval #2011-185 #2013-024 72 HOUR CANCELATION POLICY COST: $625 PER PERSON | $50 NON-REFUNDABLE-DEPOSIT
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE ASHIATSU BAREFOOT MASSAGE BASIC CLASS
An instructional manual and video are included in the cost of tuition. The bulk of the class time is used to perform the barefoot technique. The main objective of the class is to ensure the success of every therapist in the class. This class is contraindicated for those who have just had implant surgery (must be nine months post-op) or pregnant therapists. The cost of the class is $575 per person. We accept cash, check, and credit card payments. If you are paying with a debit card, please consider writing a check to prevent the banking fees associated with using a card. (Thank you) Class size limited to 3; Please give at least 72 hours cancelation notice as there is typically a waitlist of others that could take your spot given enough time to prepare.
Plenty of breaks will be given; please come to class well-rested! I strongly suggest trainees bring snacks and a refrigerator is available for drink storage. Please bring a lunch for both training days to preserve more time for training. Bring one fitted sheet, pillowcase (or face cradle cover), and an oversized heavy towel for draping. Therapists must have their feet pedicured and wear no toe or ankle jewelry. You may want to bring a pair of house shoes while training to keep your bare feet off the floor. Therapists, please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Yoga capris or pants work best; if you wear yoga pants, we’ll roll the pant legs up to the knee. Men find basketball shorts or sweatpants to be most appropriate. Ashiatsu Barefoot massage is based on an ancient ayurvedic practice of Chavutti Thirummal. It combines Swedish, Myofascial, and compression techniques applied to the body with the therapist’s feet. Thereby giving the hands and thumbs a rest.