INTRO & FLOOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Licensed massage therapists earn CE credits while exploring the world of barefoot massage on the floor and on the table, with ashiatsu bars and without. Keep reading on this page for detailed Intro & Floor course descriptions OR
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INTRO TO ASHIATSU
5CE ASHIATSU BAREFOOT MASSAGE TRAINING : 1/2 Day Course - Level 1 Have you ever thought about adding Ashiatsu to your therapeutic skill set but aren't sure where to start? Then this is the PERFECT class for you to gain a clear perspective on the ways in which you can incorporate barefoot massage techniques into your current practice. This course starts with an introduction to the application of barefoot compression first on the floor then on the table with the bars. The second half of the course is dedicated to the practice of lubricant-based barefoot massage on the table from both the seated position and with the bar support system while standing on the table. We nicknamed this course the "Barefoot Bar Play Day for Beginners" because we want all LMTs who have a desire to learn barefoot massage to have an opportunity to try it out in a safe, judgement-free and professional classroom environment. Identify key movement principles behind all barefoot massage applications. Feel the physical requirements in your own body, ask your most pressing questions about equipment and bar construction and determine if a focus in ashiatsu is right for you and your clientele. You are NOT required to take the Intro to Ashiatsu course as a prerequisite to any of our core table and bar immersion courses but many therapists choose to do so as a way to become more familiar with the modality, our teaching style and the basic principles of ashiatsu barefoot massage practice. Plus, you will have a head start on your unique bar construction project when you take this course first because we cover important details related bar installation, special equipment, set up and safety procedures (though we also cover these topics in our other bar classes) *Massage students who have completed at least 50% of their massage school curriculum (and hold student-level insurance) are welcome to sign up for this course.
BAREFOOT FLOOR FUNDAMENTALS
14CE ASHIATSU BAREFOOT MASSAGE TRAINING Level 1 - Supine and Prone Positions - Two Day Course Well, bars just aren't an option in your space right now OR you just want to work with your feet on the ground. No problem, this course is for you! Practice the principles of barefoot massage related to pressure delivery, weight distribution, core strength, stamina and flexibility. You'll learn how to stand on the floor and use one foot to apply Thai-style compressions over clothing along the major energy lines of the extremities Then, sit on a short stool and use your feet and cream or oil to apply gliding ashiatsu strokes to the back, neck and shoulders. Ashiatsu and Thai massage blend seemlessly together in this complete barefoot floor sequence for client prone and supine positions that is also suitable for mobile massage sessions because no overhead bars or straps are required. You are NOT required to take the Barefoot Floor Fundamentals course as a prerequisite to any of our core table and bar immersion courses but many therapists choose to do so as a way to become more familiar with the modality, our teaching style and the basic principles of ashiatsu barefoot massage practice. Plus, you will learn a full body sequence that, with some practice outside of class, you can start sharing with your clients to introduce them to the modality while practicing the balance and control you'll need in future courses!