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Sat, Mar 02


Gulfport, MS

Barefoot Floor Fundamentals

14 CE Practice the principles of barefoot massage related to pressure delivery, weight distribution, core strength, stamina and flexibility. Learn a full body barefoot massage sequence on a mat on the floor that is the best of Ashiatsu and Thai massage combined.

Barefoot Floor Fundamentals
Barefoot Floor Fundamentals

When & Where

Mar 02, 2024, 9:00 AM CST – Mar 03, 2024, 5:00 PM CST

Gulfport, MS, 4302 W Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501, USA

Details & Registration

This class is perfect for massage therapists who want to to explore the world of barefoot massage while keeping their feet on the ground. You'll learn barefoot Thai massage techniques for the lower body and upper extremities (applied over the sheet or clothing) and ashiatsu techniques with cream/oil for the upper back, neck and shoulders. In class we will practice on mats on the floor but the sequence works flawlessly on a massage table lowered all the way to the ground. We reserve a generous amount of time during class to discuss this easy set up and make sure you feel confident to start practicing before you leave. 

Instructor Charlene Gaffney has been a licensed massage therapist for 21+ years and has over 18 years of teaching experience in both entry-level and continuing education environments. She is a registered instructor with the Thai Healing Alliance International, a Certified Massage and Bodywork Educator with the AFMTE and the founder/curriculum specialist for Elevate Massage Training. She has studied Thai massage and ashiatsu extensively with many reputable teachers in the US and Thailand and has led annual Thailand Study Tours for LMTs since 2016.

Approved in TN, AL, GA, FL, IN, MO, and all states that accept the NCTMB credential  (#451520-10)

We report to CE Broker

MS Approved Provider #92 Program #592

This is a live training event in Memphis, TN with instructor Charlene Gaffney

Prerequisite: Licensed Massage Therapist (you will be asked to provide your license # and state)

This event is being held at the Holiday Inn Express on Gulfport Beach. The hotel sits right across from the beach with views of the Gulf of Mexico from the guest rooms and conference center.

For out of town students : Room rate of $98 per night plus tax is available to Elevate Massage Training students who call ahead to book. 1-228-214-0010

Room reservations include breakfast. You can plan to have dinner on your own at one one the many restaurants in nearby downtown Gulfport or anywhere along the beautiful stretch of MS Gulf Coast Beach Blvd.


Pen and paper for taking notes

Soft, clean feet with smooth toenails

Rubber shoes/flip flops that are easy to wipe down and sanitize

Spray bottle with alcohol 

3 hand towels

3 full size flat sheets

The face rest and face pillow from your massage table

3 face rest covers

Bolster for use under ankles/knees

Blanket (optional)

3 King Size pillowcases (no pillows)

An extra bag for dirty linens

Waist Holster with Lubricant

Wear pants cropped at the ankle or knee, loose, comfortable clothing is a MUST

Water and Snacks

*Please do not come to class if you or someone you have been around recently is sick, running a fever or experiencing symptoms of illness.

Register & Pay




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    An electronic invoice will be sent to your email to pay the final balance due of $210




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