If you are ready to install bars and begin your barefoot massage practice, this is the course for you. You will learn posterior and anterior Ashiatsu techniques that create a fluid, effective 90-120 minute massage that may be customized for clients. This Introductory Ashiatsu course builds a great foundation for any therapist to be most successful in barefoot massage through learning specific set-up and body mechanics vital to the longevity of their practice.
If you currently provide over-the-clothing modalities, have a set of Mobile Ashiatsu Bars and want to learn clothed barefoot techniques, or simply want to add more varied techniques that do not include any oils or effleurage to your repertoire, this is the course for you. Posterior and Anterior Stretching, Range of Motion (ROM), and Compression techniques are seamlessly blended to create and customize a 90 minute protocol for your clients. Portions of this course focus on techniques for Event and Sport Massage.
If you are interested in Ashiatsu but not ready to install bars, or want to try learning a bit of barefoot techniques before committing too much to the modality, this is the course for you. Intro Seated offers a 60 minute protocol of posterior and anterior upper-torso techniques that can be a stand-alone treatment session. Clients get to experience barefoot massage while you learn to incorporate the modality into your every day practice. It serves as a great introduction to Ashiatsu for both therapists and clients.
Our group classes are now limited to four therapists per class, and available by listed calendar dates under the "Register for Group Class" tabs. Introductory Group classes are offered in Tucson, AZ and San Clemente, CA. Advanced classes are available in Tucson, AZ and possibly on-site training. If you are used to taking CE classes and learn well from them, we encourage you to take a group class. We recommend selecting 1-2-1 learning for therapists looking for highly individualized training.
Low Back & Shoulder
If you are a currently working, experienced Ashiatsu therapist and have clients dealing with pains in either or both shoulder and low back areas, this is the course for you. As long as you have taken a full beginner's course of Ashiatsu, practiced barefoot massage within the past three months, and have had an average of three practices/sessions using the modality per week, you are eligible for this course. These protocols are effective and specific to the target areas and will provide great relief for your clients, and cost you less energy and time than traditional techniques.
If you have experience with beginner's seated Ashiatsu techniques and are looking to enhance your practice with specific, effective skills that all are delivered from a seated position and result in many benefits for your clients, this is the course for you. The areas of focus are all in the upper torso, both posterior and anterior. The Advanced Seated course offers techniques that alleviate pain in the neck, shoulders, upper back, chest, and upper arms.
If you have current experience with standing Ashiatsu techniques and have been using them weekly for at least several months, this is the course for you. These techniques will boost your Ashiatsu skills to a whole other level, all while keeping you and your clients safe and happy. Posterior and anterior advanced techniques add the ability to choose specific areas of focus and target certain muscles, all to create a balanced, complete session with long lasting benefits for each client. Get ready to be booked solid when you finish this course!
If you have a majority of clients that weigh a lot more than you do, this may be the course for you. While two-footed techniques often catch much attention by therapists wanting to try them, there are specific reasons to do or not to do them, for both therapists and clients. This course works well to add to another Advanced course if you are a lighter-weight, more petite therapist. Two-footed techniques require a lot of practice and will be more strenuous to learn than one-footed techniques. Two-footed work is not recommended for overweight or obese clientele, and has a wider range of contraindications.