Barefoot Bar Basics 14 CE

Ashiatsu All Levels

Course Description


Stand on the table and apply a flowing, deep, Swedish-style massage with one foot while using the non-working foot and bars on the ceiling for support. You'll need a moderate level of core and upper body strength and some confidence in your ability to balance. Receive guidance for your bar construction project and prepare to offer Ashiatsu Bar Therapy on your menu of services! $741 regular price, 21 CE includes training manual with photos and free, 60-day access to online study videos to use in your practice sessions after class. We say this class is ALL LEVELS because it is perfect for beginners with no experience on the bars and also for barefoot practitioners that want to refine their current skills and learn the Elevate approach. Experienced practitioners who take this class rave about all of the new techniques and ease of movement that is present in our strokes.




Learning Outcomes


At the end of this class you will be able to demonstrate a one hour, full body, Swedish-style massage sequence using mostly your feet and bars mounted to the table above the ceiling for support. Learn protocols for treating sciatica, shin splints, back pain, limited shoulder ROM, tennis elbow and more. Throughout the training students will give and receive techniques with classmates and instructor then put the entire sequence together at the end of class. There is dedicated time on the last day of class to discuss bar construction and equipment requirements.With a few practice sessions and some modifications to your treatment space you will be ready to offer this treatment on your menu of services as Ashiatsu Bar Therapy!​​​​​​​




A Note on Bar Construction


We will send you a Bar Construction Questionnaire once you have signed up for the class. This questionnaire is to be completed and brought to class so that your instructor can help you with your unique project. We don't recommend installing bars until after you have taken your first bar class because there are so many variables that you may not think about until you have completed the class and received guidance from your instructor. We have found that it's better if students prepare all the information on the questionnaire, determine WHO is going to take on the project (if you aren't doing them yourself then ask whoever takes on the project to help you complete the questionnaire as a part of the project consultation) and set an installation date up for immediately after your training. We sell custom eyebolts with a wood screw tip that support 1 ¼’ diameter dowel rods. Our custom eyebolts already have the hole drilled into it for securing the bars once they are in place. There are other companies you may encounter that also sell various forms of custom made eyebolts, metal hardware and portable bar systems. We can talk about the pros and cons of this equipment in class and recommend consulting those companies directly for guidance on using their products.