“Ashi” in Japanese means “foot.” “Atsu” means “pressure.” In the US, Ashiatsu has become the familiar term to describe barefoot effleurage massage. Effecting deep tissue while keeping clients relaxed & comfortable is a key component of Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage. In addition to the stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system, twice the work may be accomplished in half the time. Not only does adding this modality to your repertoire elongate massage therapists' careers, it increases the length of time clients feel the relief.
Ashiatsu continuing education courses are particular modalities that have many phases and levels. To ensure keeping therapists and their clients safe, therapists should take (or retake) at least one Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage class per year. If you receive the magazines sent out by AMTA and ABMP, you've probably seen several of the providers & methods of barefoot work available. You can also check the list of NCBTMB providers online to ensure the class you want to enroll in will offer you the credits you need to renew your license and/or board certification.
The most comfortable modality to receive due to the padding & strength of the soles that hands, fists, forearms, and elbows do not have.
Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to create the most effective, therapeutic massage.
Provides more consistent, satisfactory & desired pressure with a rhythmic delivery.
Elongates the spine; creates space in the vertebral column.
Creates longer lasting results and has greater effectiveness than hand work due to the gliding compression and layers reached with soft, padded, soles.
We've been listening! Since 2005, we've paid close attention to all concerns about taking or providing Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage. Whether a brand-new beginner in class or a seasoned barefoot massage provider, we have solutions for anything you can throw our way. Extensive research & development concerning equipment set-up, body mechanics, and technique has been our number one focus over the past decade and a half. What you learn from SAMBA will enable you to provide a fluid, effective, and efficient session for every one of your clients, without straining your body whatsoever! We have solved any and every reason there has been to not practice this modality, and have eliminated the risks involved during its development years, making it easier to provide than hand modalities. We are experts in finding ways to work smarter, not harder, yet achieve greater results with Ashiatsu barefoot massage techniques. And the best part? It's not biased information! We only offer tried & true factual & statistical information that not only one group of people agree upon. We have worked with many other experts in their fields to accumulate the best possible methods to keep this modality growing. Ashiatsu is absolutely the most evolutionary & progressive modality to add to a Massage Therapist's repertoire. The smallest changes within the practice of this modality make the biggest impacts, resulting in longer lasting careers for therapists and longer lasting results for clients. We know the "how, what, where, why, and when" and offer that knowledge to you in each of our courses. You and your clients will experience true success with this modality when you choose SAMBA.