Ashiatsu Certification

We offer 3 levels of certification for graduates of our program. These levels are:

• Certified Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapist – available after completing Barefoot Basics
• Certified Ashi-Thai Therapist – available after completing Ashi-Thai live course
• Certified Advanced Ashiatsu Therapist – available after completing DF2: Advanced Ashiatsu.

The Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy modality wants to ensure that anyone bearing our name is representing the technique with the utmost safety and ease. As the industry leaders and innovators of westernized Ashiatsu in the field of Barefoot Massage, Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy extends the reputation, purity and quality of this modality through our high expectations in student certification programs. By attending our training workshops and earning each level of certification, you can become a part of a respected brand and team of thousands of practitioners who represent the Deepfeet family across the globe.

For each level of Certification, a (4) part certification process that is available for graduates of our program.

1) Perform strokes on your instructor during class for the best personalized feedback possible
2) Demonstrate your new skills during class in a client practical massage
3) After class, complete a written/multiple choice test and complete 20 documented practice sessions
4) After the 20 practice sessions, submit a video for review, demonstrating the growth in your skills

The opportunity to massage the instructor in class allows us to help you hone in on the quality of touch in your strokes. Our hands-on guest client practical is an invaluable experience for our students during training, as well. Clients come in all shapes, sizes and some with chronic issues. Our goal is to make sure you are prepared for real world situations.

We pride ourselves in providing this exceptional opportunity for therapists to receive one-on-one individualized constructive critiques from 2 other massage therapists in class, your instructor, and a large-framed male client while in Barefoot Basics – all with a variety of professional, expert and real world feedback to help you grow. Offering these experiences in class is rare into today’s continuing education market due to the logistical efforts and public coordination involved – but we feel it is a very important part of the learning process.

Our post-class video submission process allows 1-on-1 direct assistance, tips and feedback from members of our instructor team, which will help you provide each progressional level of Ashiatsu with less effort, more expert knowledge, greater accuracy, and more confidence… further rooting everything learned in your training into your actual massage practice. When we see your work after you’ve had some time to practice, we can help you nip unintentional bad habits in the bud, and support you along the path to providing the “Deepest, most Luxurious massage on the planet!”

Once Certified, you are eligible for the following:

• List your contact information on our “Find a Therapist” page
• Use the “Certified” title in your marketing
• Have access to utilize our logo’s for your marketing
• Gain access to more difficult levels of Ashiatsu training
• Earn added benefits in our graduate support website

We look forward to supporting your growth deeper into this technique, and we are excited to stand behind the quality of your amazing Ashiatsu massages!

CE hours:

A “Completion of Hours Certificate” is issued at the end of any workshop if the hours have been attended in whole. This proves you have completed the credit hours and serves as your official Continuing Education hours document, necessary for renewal with the ABMP , AMTA , NCBTMB and various state regulatory agencies.

All courses offered meet Association of Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) eligibility requirements. Our courses meet the high standards of the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and we have been an NCBTMB approved provider since 1995 – we are the original, the very first barefoot massage modality approved by the NCBTMB! We adhere to professionally recognized codes of ethics and standards of practice with each of these organizations, as well as with the AFMTE, and we are committed to continuing your professional education and development. Most state massage regulatory agencies recognize the same number of continuing education hours. Please contact our office if you have questions regarding whether or not your state has automatic reciprocity with the NCBTMB.

You must be a Massage Therapist to attend our courses. If you are still in massage school, we require that you have completed 75% of your required hours with a passing grade of a B average, and we will need a copy of your transcript. If you are in a state without licensure, we will need a transcript from a 200 hour massage therapy program showing your passing grades.

Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider Group (#283551-00). All of the courses we offer are approved for CE's and can be used to renew your NCBTMB national license. 

We are additionally approved for Arkansas, Florida (CE#50-5584), Mississippi (CE# 450728-08), Louisiana (CE#0074), Texas (#1378), New York (#283551-00) and all states who take automatic reciprocity with the NCBTMB. (Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia).