Virtual Anterior Certification
Course Length: 2 Weeks
Credits Earned: 14
Pre Req’s: DeepFeet 1 Posterior Basics
This course is our introduction to anterior Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage that includes both seated and standing DeepFeet protocols. Upon completion, the body-worker will have enough barefoot skills and knowledge to deliver a 30-45 minute detailed supine Ashiatsu session. The emphasis during the online course will be on draping, body mechanics, barefoot application, contraindications, and client bolstering. Techniques taught are western focused and include cross-fiber friction, effleurage, petrissage, compression as well as trigger point and myofascial techniques.
Our Virtual Ashiatsu Course includes the following:
- High Def Video Content of Anterior Techniques
- Contraindications Specific to Anterior Techniques
- Lubrication & Draping
- Peer to Peer Video Feedback
- Weekly Instructor Meetings
- 1-1 Final Practical Exam w/ Instructor (remotely)
- Table Set up, Equipment, Safety, Supplies
- Online exams, intake & feedback Forms
Physical Expectations: We ask that you are healthy and free of any contraindications that would prevent you from giving an effective Ashiatsu treatment.
- Recent injuries or surgeries
- Contagious skin disorders
- Recent surgical implants
The art of learning effleurage fluidly with the feet can be physically and mentally challenging. A successful learning environment depends on team participation. Each week students will engage with one another for peer to peer feedback and also attend a 1- hour Zoom meeting with a Certified DeepFeet Instructor. Students are required to set aside 5-7 hours of time per week to complete coursework and practice treatments.
The last week of the course will conclude with a 1-hour private practical examination done remotely with your instructor. Coursework includes video instruction, digital lecture, online quizzes, digital evaluation forms, video reviews, community forum & weekly instructor meetings.
- Computer or Ipad
- High-Speed Internet
- Ashiatsu Bars
- Sturdy Wooden Stool 24"-26" tall
- 32"-35" wide Massage Table
- Cream or Oil
- Hand Towels
- King Pillow
1. Be physically healthy & fit and free of any recent injuries
2. Have a strong understanding of anatomy, physiology, and deep tissue techniques
3. Be able to set aside a minimum of 5-7 hours a week for study & practice
4.. Receive Ashiatsu sessions during your training from a Certified DeepFeet Graduate
5. Perform 10 practice sessions on various body types
Our comprehensive anterior virtual course has been created with the same amount of quality and care that we put forth in our live classroom teachings. We’re here to help you along the way to understand every element of performing the best barefoot massage techniques you can.
This is not a typical self-paced home study massage course. Our course meets the standards of a true distance experience where students will log into a private secure online platform and follow a detailed course outline guided by a certified deepfeet instructor. Weekly meetings are with your instructor as well as a final exam which is done remotely. Our number one goal is safety for both the therapist and the client. Making sure you have an understanding of proper bar construction, contraindications and body mechanics is key to delivering a safe and productive Ashiatsu treatment.
Documented practice sessions are required to complete our virtual courses and receive full CE credit. What sets our virtual e-learning courses apart from others is that our course content is delivered in a fashion that is interesting, challenging and most importantly holds students accountable for learning and retaining the content so that you can practice Ashiatsu effectively and successfully beyond your time with us.
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