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The Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy® family and its hundreds of satisfied graduates would like to say thank you to the massage and spa industry for letting this company provide a wellness program that has changed so many therapists lives. Our method of deep tissue barefoot Swedish massage using an over head support system has improved the quality of life for many that would have naturally left the massage industry had it not been for our educational curriculum.  

The methodologies in which we developed to teach therapists how to be safe & proficient in a short amount of time is our greatest achievement. The art of allowing each therapist to build a relationship with our instructors prior to class, and to know who they are before they step foot in the door, is the reason why we produce genuinely expert body-workers.

We are honored to be the first to have a nationally approved “barefoot-bar dedicated” course study of which others now try to imitate. Our research on compression massage and development of safe and efficient bar construction is unsurpassed. We hope unsuspecting students will be on their toes when weighing out their options for continuing education. Unfortunately there are some who have studied with us, boldly repackage our material as their own and will happily confuse you to think they created our work. This in return prompts body-workers to contact us for clarification as they “sense” we are the pioneers just from one conversation. Be duly noted that if they are not currently listed as an instructor on our website, chances are they do not have honest innovation.

We do however, have the greatest respect and admiration for those “barefoot massage entrepreneurs” who have honest innovation and documentation to prove their development of an original concept, and we happily endorse them.   We appreciate those who recognize hard earned respect and goodwill and we welcome those who work with therapists and companies with integrity.


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