Extended Two-Foot Ashiatsu
8 CE Hours $160
You will receive an official NCBTMB certificate upon completion
This is an Advanced Level Ashiatsu Course for licensed massage therapists, and only those with experience in Ashiatsu. There are physical requirements for therapists and guest clients needed to learn two footed Ashiatsu techniques.
Introductory/Beginner/Basic level Ashiatsu and at least 50 practice sessions of Ashiatsu techniques.
Physically capable of pulling up weight into bars; hold 90 degree bend in elbow & at waist for eight seconds.
Must have a large percentage of clientele base that weighs forty pounds or more than you do.
This course offers therapists an opportunity to utilize every ounce of gravity to assist in reaching deeper tissue with consistent pressure. Most of these techniques are designed for clients to be heavier than their therapists, but there are several that may be used in sessions where client and therapist are similar in height and weight. You will learn when, why, and how to use two footed strokes on different body types, and how and when to implement them into your practice. None of these techniques are designed to be done repetitively or used back to back. They are meant to be blended into an extended protocol, however learning them is repetitive and back to back.
The purpose of two footed strokes is to compress muscles on both sides of the spine evenly, without causing medial/lateral flexion or deep extension of the spinal column; alleviating and elongating the client's back muscles and spinal column. There are many body-types that are contraindicated to receive these sought-after techniques, which you will fully understand through taking this course.