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Bars Free Seated Ashiatsu

Bars Free Course
1 day 8 CEU's $225

This one day introduction class to barefoot massage will allow you to dip your toes in the water and get a taste of Ashiatsu without having to install the overhead parallel bars. This class is ideal for any therapist seeking a new tool and methods for deep tissue techniques. You will learn a full 60-minute barefoot protocol that combines the seated prone, supine as well as side-lying barefoot techniques. This course will not only include warm up strokes such as effleurage, petrissage and compression but will include deeper techniques such as cross fiber friction, positional release and trigger point therapy. We cover contraindications specific to deep tissue and ashiatsu methods as well as how to communicate effectively with your clients during the treatment. We train our students to work “smart not hard” and find that the seated introduction course is a great class to start the thinking differently in the way you perform deep tissue massage techniques.

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What To Bring

- 1 set of massage linens including face cradle cover
- 3 hand towels
- King Pillow Case
- Table warmer (optional)
- Blanket (optional)
- Cream and Oil
- Pen & Paper
- Flip flops that can be sanitized
- Foot File
- Snacks, Water, Lunch

Expectations

- Please arrive to class with clean, soft, pedicured feet. We ask that you shorten and file your toenails and make an extra effort to soften heels with a foot file or pumice stone.

- Allow plenty of time to travel to and from the workshop location.

- Our courses are very comprehensive and adhere to a strict class schedule. Please arrive on time or 10 minutes early to class.

- We ask that you refrain from texting or talking on your phone during class and be respectful and considerate of your fellow classmates.

- You will be giving and receiving Ashiatsu through out the course and may end up lying face down for upwards of two hours. We ask that you are healthy and free of any conditions or recent injuries/surgeries that would contraindicate deep compressive massage techniques (including pregnancy)

- You will be asked two sign a code of ethics agreement and workshop liability disclaimer on day one of class.

- How can you prepare before class? Walking barefoot is great for waking up your sensory receptors located on the bottom of your feet. There are a number of ways to physically prepare for class. Any class where you work out barefoot is ideal. Our recommendations include Barre classes, Yoga, Pilates and the Nia technique. In addition, picking up marbles or small objects with you feet will help with dexterity and fine motor movements.

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