Introduction to Ashiatsu

Bars Free Course
1 day 8 CEU's $225

This one day introduction class to barefoot massage will allow you to dip your toes in the water and get a taste of Ashiatsu without having to install the overhead parallel bars. This class is ideal for any therapist seeking a new tool and methods for deep tissue techniques. You will learn a full 60-minute barefoot protocol that combines the seated prone, supine as well as side-lying barefoot techniques. This course will not only include warm up strokes such as effleurage, petrissage and compression but will include deeper techniques such as cross fiber friction, positional release and trigger point therapy. We cover contraindications specific to deep tissue and ashiatsu methods as well as how to communicate effectively with your clients during the treatment. We train our students to work "smart not hard" and find that the seated introduction course is a great class to start the thinking differently in the way you perform deep tissue massage techniques.