Barefoot Press & Stretch 14 CE

Barefoot Thai Massage - Bar Basics

Course Description


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. 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 Barefoot Thai Massage on your menu of services! All levels welcome. $494 regular price, 14 CE includes training manual with photos and free, 60-day access to online study videos to use in your practice sessions after class.




Prerequisites


No experience required for this beginner level bar class. If you have never worked with your feet before and/or aren't ready to install bars over your table then you may consider taking the Seated Barefoot Bodywork class first *This class counts as 14hrs of the required 70hrs of core coursework required for the Barefoot Bodywork Primary Program.




Learning Outcomes


At the end of this course you will be able to demonstrate a one hour Thai-style massage and stretch session using mostly your feet while balancing on the overhead bar system above the table for support. You will learn a sequence for client prone and supine positions that can be used stand-alone or integrated into your current ashiatsu practice. 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 Barefoot Thai Massage!




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.