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Sat, May 28


Memphis, TN

Intermediate Ashiatsu Sidelying + Props

14CE Ashiatsu training that builds on your current barefoot bodywork skills. At the end of this class you will be able to demonstrate safe and effective use of silks, straps, hot pillows and bolsters in a barefoot massage session with client in side lying, supine and prone.

Intermediate Ashiatsu Sidelying + Props
Intermediate Ashiatsu Sidelying + Props

When & Where

May 28, 2022, 9:00 AM CDT – May 29, 2022, 5:00 PM CDT

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

Details & Registration

Barefoot massage therapists with some experience working on the bars will enjoy learning a new sequence of techniques for client side-lying, prone and supine positions. Silks and straps attached securely to the bar support structure will open up a new dimension of movement that is unavailable when working on parallel bars alone. Additional props, such as towels, hot pillows and various sizes of bolsters are used throughout the class to enhance technique delivery and help you work smarter, not harder!

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

(In process for MS Approval. If you are a MS Therapist and need CE credit reported for this class please get in touch prior to registration

This is a live training event in Memphis, TN. 

Tuition includes a photo manual, one hot pillow to take home and use of all props and tools required to complete the class.

Prerequisite: Elevate Barefoot Bar Basics course or equivalent (if using equivalent please contact for approval) and Licensed Massage Therapist (you will be asked to provide your license # and state)


Pen and paper for taking notes

Soft, clean feet with smooth toenails

Rubber shoes/flip flops that can be cleaned with soap/water between session

Spray bottle with alcohol 

3 hand towels

3 sets of sheets (fitted, flat, face rest cover)

Blanket (optional)

3 King Size pillowcases (no pillows)

An extra bag for dirty linens

Waist Holster with oil or cream (no lotion please)

Wear pants cropped at the ankle or knee

Water and Snacks

Face Mask

*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.

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