This week I posted my new continuing education course, Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage.
I have worked on this course for years. The pilot for the course went great, and I am thrilled to finally see it up and available on FloridaMassage.com.
If you read my blog with any regularity, you know that I credit ashiatsu massage to long, happy massage career. I love the results I see with my clients and the reassurance that I can be a massage therapist as long as I want to be a massage therapist.
Barefoot massage has been a part of my massage business since very early in my career. I have researched barefoot massage techniques and practiced barefoot work for years. It was the perfect modality fit for my clients and myself. I knew I had to share this modality with others, and I was pretty confident I could find a way to make this modality available to more people. It is hard to see massage therapists struggle with pain and injuries to their hands. I wan to have long, happy careers and I think barefoot massage could be the answer for a lot of colleagues.
Visit Floridamassage.com to learn more if you are interested in ashiatsu massage. I will answer your questions about whether you can safely and effectively learn this modality from home. You can find out about the requirements for the course and the benefits for you and your clients. It is only the seated portion of the routine, so you can find out if it is right for your practice for only $30 and earn 6 hours of Florida Massage board-approved credit.
Have you have ever wanted to learn more about ashiatsu, but have not had the time or money to travel? Maybe you just want to see if barefoot massage may be something worth exploring further? This may be your opportunity.
As always, I love to talk to colleagues about questions or concerns. Feel free to contact me (see my email below).
Oh, and I have a new ashiatsu blog. This will be a place for all barefoot practitioners to talk about barefoot massage.
Hi There, I would like to ask you how you think I can adapt my low ceiling to an a shiatsu practice on the floor with mats instead of a massage table. I’m not sure I completely understand whether the table is that important, with the exception of combining techniques utilizing hands. My ceiling is high enough to have bars and work on a mat. Thanks for your feedback on this situation…
There are so many options for bars that will fit your unique practice. If your clients are used to a mat then they will likely love ashiatsu on the floor. The table option is for those of us with higher ceilings and our Western-massage-table-loving clients 🙂
Looks great, although I have a torn acl so don’t think that’s a fit for me, unless there is another way with stability
You are correct. A torn ACL would make things more difficult, and perhaps more painful, for you. Should that ever heal, this (or any barefoot technique) would be a great modality to consider.
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