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Sat, May 06


Memphis, TN

Barefoot Thai Press & Stretch

Thai on the table with a TWIST! Stand on the table and use mostly your feet to apply acupressure, deep muscle compression and yoga-like stretches. Bars mounted to the ceiling above the table are used for balance and support. Receiver remains clothed. No lubricant is used for this Ashi-Thai Massage!

Barefoot Thai Press & Stretch
Barefoot Thai Press & Stretch

When & Where

May 06, 2023, 9:00 AM CDT – May 07, 2023, 5:00 PM CDT

Memphis, TN, 6750 Poplar Ave #105, Memphis, TN 38138, USA

Details & Registration

This course is suitable for barefoot bar beginners as well as those who already have some experience on the bars and are wanting to learn something new! In two days you will learn how to use bars mounted on the ceiling above the table, your entire body and one working foot to apply broad, firm pressure along the major movement pathways of the body and perform energizing, Thai-style stretches to further release restrictions. Techniques are taught in class with the receiver remaining clothed, though most of these techniques can also be administered with the client unclothed using a sheet drape. No lubricant is used.

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

Mississippi Approved Provider and Program MAP#92 Program#9

This is a live training event in Memphis, TN

Tuition includes a photo manual and free access to technique study videos after class.

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

Tuition also includes a free student pass to the Ashiatsu Practice Clinic May 8th, 2022 10am - 2pm - please contact your instructor to sign up




Foot sanitizing equipment = Hand sanitizer OR a spray bottle with wintergreen alcohol

solution and a hand towel

Shoes you can slip on to quickly enter and exit the training room during practice

Three fitted sheets and three face rest covers

Three KING size pillow cases (important that they are KING SIZE)

Soft, clean, feet with short, smooth toenails

Wear loose, comfortable clothing - pants cropped at the knee or just below the knee OR fitted leggings that stop mid-calf or at the ankle. Pants with a wide fit at the bottom can be rolled up and secured at the knee.

The Bar Construction Questionnaire (see below) can also be found on your confirmation ticket attached as a PDF file to your registration confirmation email. This questionnaire is to be completed by all students who do not currently have bars installed to work on and brought to class, along with photos/videos of your massage space, so that your instructor can help you with your unique project. If you don't already have bars installed we recommend waiting 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.

Bar Construction Questionnaire

Please take phots and video of the space where you plan to practice ashiatsu and bring them to class along with answers to the following questions :

  1. What type of ceiling do you have? Examples residential, drop ceiling, vaulted etc…
  2. What is the distance between the floor and the ceiling? You need at least 8-9 feet.
  3. The height(s) of the therapist(s).
  4. What supports are in your ceiling? Which direction do they go?  What is the distance between them?
  5. Are there electrical cords, air vents, fluorescent lights, ceiling fans, fire sprinklers and/or other fixtures and attachments in the ceiling? Please describe.
  6. What are the dimensions of the room(s)?
  7. Are there windows in the room? Where?
  8. Is there a wall for the head of the table to be close to?
  9. How low does the table go. How high?
  10. Does your current landlord allow for modifications below and above the ceiling in your massage room?

*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.

We are located on the northeast corner of Kirby/Poplar on the first floor of the Forum 1 Building.  *Sometimes the GPS will identify the city as Germantown 38138. Please park and enter through the north (front) entrance. There is a Kroger grocery store across the street and many restaurants in walking distance or a short drive to/from training facility.

For out of town students : The training facility is located in the main business district of East Memphis on the border of the city of Germantown. Any search for lodging in the 38138, 38120 and 38119 zip codes will put you within a short drive. The Hilton Garden Inn of Germantown is the closest and across the street. The airport is approx. 11 miles. Downtown is approx. 20 miles.

Register & Pay

  • Pay in Full

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  • Make a Deposit

    You will be sent an electronic invoice for the remaining balance of $210 that is due prior to the start of the first day of class.

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