After graduating from massage school in Utah in 2003, Brenda worked in a wellness center, specializing in sports massage. She wanted to experience working as a therapist in resorts, and Las Vegas, NV became an ideal option. Starting in 2004, Brenda worked as a massage therapist at Spa Bellagio, (the Las Vegas Hotel Casino) where she originally learned Ashiatsu & fell in love with it. It was during her Bellagio years that the true & many benefits of providing this modality were proven to her. The impact of utilizing hand modalities up to 10 hours per day, every day, was creating too much strain on her shoulders and arms. The days spent utilizing barefoot massage were not just easier, but much more efficient for her and more effective for her clients.
In 2007 Brenda began instructing for Deepfeet Bar Therapy /Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. In 2010, Brenda had moved from Nevada to Wyoming, where Bare Your Sole was born. As the name suggests, it’s all about the journey one begins by learning Ashiatsu. The reality that evolving methods, techniques, and efficiency in barefoot massage was now a strong necessity began the next foot of her Ashiatsu journey. After eight years with Ruthie Hardee and not long after her move to WY, she left the Deepfeet company to expand her skills, extend her knowledge, and apply logistics to create greater harmony with therapists and Ashiatsu. Research & development is the basis between structural techniques, the luxurious feel, and the specific setups that make the modality even more spectacular to give and receive. The door for sharing her passion, truth, and options had finally swung wide open. This ancient modality is now constantly evolving for the modern therapist and client.
For the last several years, Brenda has worked diligently researching, experimenting, and developing - solely dedicating her time to teaching this unique, effective modality. With every effort, she is committed to updating information, improving quality & offering more options for clients and therapists, all while providing the highest quality education at the most reasonable cost.
The main goal for Southwest Ashiatsu (dba Bare Your Sole) is to create an avenue for massage therapists to enrich and lengthen their careers so they can love their work as much as their clients do.