How We Are Different
Existing westernized barefoot massage modalities teach a sequence of strokes with a heavy relaxation vibe.
We begin where other barefoot massage modalities leave off. Our focus is on exploration of how to engage tissue within each stroke using theories of myofascial release, trigger point, deep tissue and active/passive/resisted range of motion techniques applied by your feet.
We have 3 different pathways for our graduates to choose your own adventure: different tracts that can take you deeper into the niche of massage you "knead" most, be it for relaxation/spa, sports massage, and clinical/rehab.
If you have taken a live barefoot massage program using bars overhead you are eligible for our special transitional class - Converge
3 days, 24 hours
Prerequisite: Licensed Massage Therapist
You’ll learn how to use your feet to provide a full body deep tissue, myofascial release and trigger point focuses barefoot massage session using overhead support while the client lies comfortably on a massage table.
ROM (Range Of Motion)
2 days, 16 hours
Prerequisite: FasciAshi Fundamental or Converge Class*
Using Passive, Active and Resisted Range of Motion techniques Traditional Thai massage, this barefoot massage technique allows the Massage Therapist to stand on a massage table and maneuver clients limbs with their feet, while holding onto overhead support for balance and leverage. This helps a practitioner effortlessly maintain consistent pressure and leverage while providing deep point holds, or long fascial stretches.
* Prerequisite: FasciAshi Fundamentals, Converge, OR Equivalent: a LIVE class → 16-24 CE hour Ashiatsu training with proof of CE + a video audition
1.5 days, 12 hours
Prerequisite: FasciAshi Fundamental or Converge Class
This intermediate class empowers the experienced barefoot massage therapist to maintain long trigger point holds and deliver deep, gliding strokes to the anterior and lateral aspects of your client’s body.
Supine and Side Body strokes will give you the tools to provide a detailed, comprehensive “feet-on” practice, giving you the ability to explore the strokes on different clients in class, and you’ll awaken your feet’s potential to work in multi-faceted directions.
Converge / Revitalize
This course is only available for therapists who are graduates of other live barefoot massage courses or as a refresher for our Fundamental grads. In this class, we’ll teach you all the new moves in our Fundamentals class, but it’s a one day intensive with no guest client practical. Prone work is the primary focus, although therapists will learn anterior neck work as well. Therapists are expected to have full knowledge of contradictions and have been practicing barefoot massage using bars overhead. Students will work on each other and on the instructor.
2 days - 16 CE hours
(pre-requiste: Intermediate Supine / Sidebody or equivalent with proof of CE’s. May require video audition.)
Make a stance against wimpy massage by taking our Advanced Ashiatsu massage training CE course!
This advanced level class empowers the experienced ashiatsu barefoot massage therapist to work with more difficult single and double footed strokes, potentially applying their full bodyweight as “kneaded.” Strokes are performed with the client in Prone, Anterior and Sidelying positions, while the therapist massages from varying angles of pressure to achieve a safe, deep, myofascial barefoot massage focusing on structural alignment.
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Many other new classes are being laid out for the very near future