“Ashi” in Japanese means “foot.” “Atsu” means “pressure.” In the US, Ashiatsu has become the familiar term to describe barefoot effleurage massage.

This effleurage (which means 'gliding') style originally derived from Chavutti Thirummal, an ancient massage technique developed in Kerala, India by martial artists influenced by Buddhist monk traditions. Read more...

  1. The most comfortable modality to receive due to the padding & strength of the soles that hands, fists, forearms, and elbows do not have.

  2. Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to create the most effective, therapeutic massage.
  3. Provides more consistent, satisfactory & desired pressure with a rhythmic delivery.

  4. Elongates the spine; creates space in the vertebral column.

  5. Creates longer lasting results and has greater effectiveness than hand work due to the gliding compression and layers reached with soft, padded, soles.

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Why Choose US?

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.




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