|What is Ashiatsu Bar TherapyŽ?|
|I have read about Ashiatsu Bar TherapyŽ in many massage magazine articles, why do consumers love this work so much?|
|How is this method different from other popular barefoot techniques?|
|Can anyone receive this work?|
|Do I have to be a small/petite person to take this course?|
solicitation in the mail that
looks just like your program under a similar name, I’m
|Can you actually feel things with your feet?|
|I am expected to go back and show others at my spa how to do this technique after my training.|
|Can men be trained in this technique?|
|How can I be sure I’m taking the class with the authentic source?|
|Are the bars hard to install?|
|How much does it cost to install the bars?|
|What if I am renting space?|
|Can I get a replacement CEU Certificate or Diploma?|
|How can I get listed on the National Directory?|
The original western barefoot bar massage technique using deep
tissue/compression effleurage strokes that glide over the
body. Movements are combined with centrifugal and
centripetal directions. Specific strokes create a structural
change in chronic soft tissue damage and provide deep
relaxation. Bars are used above the head for support
and balance. Lubricant is applied to the body. Developed by
massage therapist, Ruthie Piper Hardee in 1995 as a result
of her own scoliosis and disk pain associated with bending
over the table to deliver deep tissue massage.
have read about Ashiatsu Bar TherapyŽ
massage magazine articles, why do consumers
love this work so much?
The continuous deep tissue pressure you are able to deliver with
your feet covers much larger areas at once than your hands.
The foot is broad and makes the compression smooth and
sumptuous not bony or prodding like using an elbow, thumb or
massage tool. The consistent pressure is easily maintained
hour after hour. Consumers feel like they got a 2 hour
deep tissue massage in about 40 minutes. They get relieve
from chronic inflammation faster than that of a normal
massage. Imagine being able to work client after
client and never having to bend at the waist ever again to
give deep compression. Your hands and wrists can take a
break too. Clients feel like they got more “bang for their
buck” and the stress and strain on your body was
effortless. The results of those suffering from chronic
back, neck and shoulder pain have amazing testimonials. Our
clients show dramatic results with better posture and over
all well being.
Ashiatsu Bar TherapyŽ
is distinctly separate and unique in comparison to Barefoot
Ashiatsu Bar TherapyŽ is ideal for large clients who prefer a
deeper massage but we developed different protocols for
different body types. The main thing to recognize is that
there are many contraindications for deep compression and no
two body types are alike. Detailed notes, lecture and safe
application is the main focus of our curriculum. You will
have in-depth knowledge of barefoot compression work before
you leave our classroom.
Not at all. There are no height or weight requirements for Barefoot
Basics. Some of our graduates are 150 to 190 pounds and they
are as smooth and gentle as can be. It’s really more about
the fluidity and flow of your body expression. We developed
this work along time ago to accommodate all therapists by
creating different program levels. The skills taught in
Barefoot Basics and the anterior workshops can be done by
anyone. You only have one foot on the body when your
standing so you are in complete control of your pressure at
all times. We do recommend a certain level of coordination
so your delivery will be “sensational” and not received
We are flattered at the imitators. Because we have spent years
perfecting this modality and making it popular, there are
those who have taken liberties to not only teach our
technique without permission but repackage our trade name as
well. This marketing angle has caused wide spread confusion
within the massage community. The name “Ashiatsu
Bar TherapyŽ” is registered with the United States
Trademark office. The methods and arrangements by which we
teach this specific form are actually protected under
Federal copyright law. Our organization has never trained
any person to teach outside our umbrella of excellence.
People continually report to us their confusion over
barefoot techniques with similar derivatives. Only
“Ashiatsu Bar Therapy” is the original and any
similarly-sounding names are not affiliated with us!
It takes time – just like it did when you learned to
massage with your hands. With practice and patience your
feet can learn to palpate just like your hands. We call it
I am expected to go back and show others at my spa how to do this technique after my training.
We have perfected a system on how this modality is taught to others. The in-depth information distributed during class came with years of research, conviction and wisdom. To try and teach it in a watered down version to unsuspecting staff when you return is unsafe not to mention unethical. The educational quality and value we put into the program is now lost which in return tarnishes our world wide trusted reputation. If your spa intends on sending you to class for this sole purpose, we ask that you reconsider your registration.
Absolutely. This modality is great for any therapist that wants to decrease stress and strain to their body. We have a few chiropractors who have taken our course and they are really big guys.
Make sure your registration information comes from a current instructor
who is listed on the corporate website at
Then you know you are going directly to the true source of
Ashiatsu Bar TherapyŽ, not an “adapted”
version of what someone has made up. We are constantly
developing new concepts through research and want you to be
up to date.
your workshop we devote a large section of time to go over
how to install bars. We cover everything from commercial
drop-in ceilings to an easy residential ceiling. We also
cover unique situations such as vaulted ceilings or low
ceilings and have comprehensive notes on materials. We also
include in depth photo samples in your student manual with
schematics and specific designs for “hard-to”
you have a standard 8 to 9 foot ceiling with wood studs it
can be as low as $80 and a very easy set up. From our years
of experience, we have created custom hardware that works
perfect for your needs. You can take it with you immediately
following your class so you can get your bars up fast. To
install bars into a commercial drop/false ceiling, it is
more expensive and the cost varies depending on what kind of
an installation you decide to go with. A rough estimate
would be $250 to $400. This is considered a small investment
compared to the return you will get in high income from
offering a one of a kind, specialized treatment in your
The holes created from a residential installation can be
and ceiling tiles can easily be replaced. It is not
difficult to leave a space when renting, while leaving no
trace that bars were ever there.
Replacement Policy for Lost CE Certificates - Download PDF for complete information
Thank you for your inquiry to receive a duplicate copy of one or more of your certificates. We are happy to provide you with an additional copy.
Due to so much lost revenue on an annual basis with this very situation, the company can no longer afford to make replacement certificates copies or diploma for free. There is an $15 replacement fee for diplomas and a $10 fee for CE hour transcripts which includes postage. If you need the office to scan and
fax directly to a school or state board agency, you must provide us with the exact address, fax number as well as point of contact.
Please supply all above information with your check or money order and we will be happy to send the new copy in the mail.
Let us know if your address has changed since you took your original workshop with us.
Make check payable to: Health & Bodyworks
Health & Bodyworks
1580 S Dahlia St,