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Barefoot Basics ©
Introductory - 3 days - 25 CEU - $649
Pre-requisite: Licensed Massage Therapist understands anatomy and physiology.
Barefoot Basics is just the beginning in this entry level 3 day cours. It is designed to teach massage professionals how to utilize gravity to perform the ultimate barefoot effleurage application. Learn how to save your hands by letting gravity assist you on the table. Therapist will learn how to safely perform one footed posterior strokes, history of barefoot massage, cautions, contraindications, proper body mechanics for gravity assisted massage, proper draping, construction and design of bars in the treatment room, marketing the technique and foot hygiene.
You will feel every single stroke from the instructor and she will feel yours. On the final day, we provide seasoned male guest cllients for the therapist to utilize their new barefoot deep tissue massage skills. The course is designed for all kinds of learners: those who like to read will have a manual with all the strokes clearly explained. Therapists will receive the work from other massage therapists in class as well as the instructor. They will also have the opportunity to watch an educational video.
Classes at your location are possible with a minimum number of students--cost is $700 per therapist, and additional fees may apply.
Barefoot Anterior and Side-lying©
1 day - 8 CEU - $229
Pre-requisite: Barefoot Basics must have been taken first. .
This course can be taken with Barefoot Basics or by itself. It is conveniently taught right after Barefoot Basics for convenience and for those therapists who want more in-depth knowledge of anterior work. Therapists will be taught a protocol that will integrate anterior and side lying strokes. The client's eyes are comfortably draped in the anterior routine so he/she doesn't stare up at you!
Side lying strokes can be used in conjunction with sports massage or when working as a team with your clients to locate the source of pain patterns and to treat them. You will learn to effectively work muscles that are difficult to palpate in the prone and supine position. Therapists often stay for the anterior work but love to receive the side-lying!
3 days - 25 CEU - $649
Pre-requisite: Certified graduate of Barefoot Basics.
It is highly recommended that the Barefoot Basics deep tissue massage grad has had plenty of time to practice Barefoot Basics and is comfortable performing all the strokes. This course is recommended for either smaller to medium sized therapists who regularly work on much larger, healthy clients and for those with very good upper arm strength. You will need a healthy fitness level, with upper arm and abdominal strength to deliver comfortable two footed moves to your training partner. Students will learn two-footed posterior strokes that are gliding to be combined with the sequences and protocols learned in Barefoot Basics. Theory and lecture focuses on specific back conditions while identifying and qualifying clients for this treatment.
On day one, the therapist will learn both two footed strokes as well as modifications to these strokes. The modifications will be the perfect way to add more moves to your one footed routine. Days two and three, we will bring in healthy male clients for the therapists to work on. On day three, therapists will learn amazing strokes which will help them smoothly transition one foot to another without having to leave the client. Two different routines will be taught in this advanced level deep tissue barefoot massage class.
All therapists will receive work during days one and three of this class.
2 days-16 CEUs-$429
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of anatomy
In this Ashi-Thai workshop, you'll be guided through many manipulations why holding onto a bar for better balance, stability and support. The Ashi-Thai workshops has been divided into two modules-Anterior and Posterior. The combinations of the techniques have been arranged following traditional energy lines and stretches for elongating and relieving tightness in commonly used muscle groups. Unlike Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, in Ashi-Thai the client wears comfortable and loose fitting clothing. No oil or cream is applied.
This flowing and rhythmic approach was developed for any body worker who prefers using the massage table over a floor mat and wants to stretch a client prior to a massage. As a complement to any Ashiatsu session, Ashi-Thai can revitalize energy lines and leave a profound effect by relieving muscular tension and improving range of motion. Ashi-Thai can also be used as a treatment by itself.
Class cost includes Ashi-Thai manual, CEUs and certification. You may purchase the 2 DVD set Ashi-Thai educational DVDs to study at home if you wish ($100). They are available at class.