Ashi Thai Virtual Certification
Course Length: 3 Weeks
Credits Earned: 25
Non-Refundable Deposit: 200.00
Pre-Req’s: Licensed Massage Therapist
Ashi-Thai is an expression of traditional Thai stretches that have been modified utilizing the overhead bar system and therapists’ body so no heavy lifting or bending occurs at the waist. This flowing and rhythmic approach to Thai massage were developed for Ashiatsu therapists seeking to expand their barefoot knowledge and add more strokes to their Ashi tool bag. Ashi-Thai techniques can easily be incorporated into a regular Ashiatsu session or can also be considered as a stand-alone 2 hour Thai Massage Treatment.
The Ashi-Thai workshop has been divided into two different modules, the posterior module & the anterior module. The combination of techniques has been arranged following traditional Thai energy lines and stretches for elongating and relieving tightness in commonly used muscle groups. Clients usually feel more range of motion, less tension, and an overall sense of balance and well-being. At the end of this course, you will have a unique new skill set that your clients will be extremely impressed with.
The emphasis during the 25-hour intensive course will be on Ashi Thai methodology, body mechanics, barefoot application, contraindications, marketing, and certification.
Each week students will engage with one another for peer to peer feedback and also attend a 1- hour Zoom class with a Certified DeepFeet Instructor. Students are required to set aside 8-10 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 lectures, online quizzes, digital evaluation forms, video reviews, community forum & weekly instructor meetings.
Upon completion, the bodyworker will receive 25 CE credits and become a certified Ashi Thai Practioner. In addition, the therapist will have enough barefoot skills and knowledge to deliver a 75-120 minute detailed Ashi Thai treatment.
Equipment Requirement: Ashiatsu Bars are required to participate in this training. The bar installation manual is provided once your deposit and enrollment have been accepted. If you need additional installation help we can schedule a video chat and provide consultation services for $50 per hour. For safety purposes, we will require a video to be submitted of your equipment set up one week prior to the course start date.
Our virtual training sessions have limited space available. Your remaining balance will be due 30 days before your scheduled course is to take place. Your deposit is nonrefundable, however, it can be rolled over into a future course within a 12 month period with a minimum of 30 days’ notice to change course dates.
Our comprehensive Ashi Thai Virtual Course provides includes the following:
- High Definition Video Instruction
- Posterior & Anterior Techniques
- Ashi Thai Methodology, Client Benefits
- Table Set up, Equipment, Safety, Supplies
- Barefoot History & Contraindications
- Communication & Terminology
- Foot Care & Hygiene
- Exams, Client Practice Log & Feedback Forms
Equipment: Must have Ashiatsu Bars
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 a new modality 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, Ipad
- High Speed Internet
- Ashiatsu Bars
- Sturdy Wooden Stool 24"-26" tall
- 32"-35" wide Massage Table
- 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 5-10 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 Ashi Thai 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 home study massage course that only involves a written manual and video instruction. Our course meets the standards of a true E-Learning experience where students will log into a private secure online platform and follow a detailed course outline and are tested on each lesson before they are able to move onto the following module. Most students will spend approximately 3-4 hours on our lecture portion of the class before viewing the ashi thai video instruction. 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 Ashi Thai treatment.
Documented practice sessions are required to complete our e-learning courses and receive full CE credit. What sets our E-Learning Course apart from others is that our course content is delivered in a fashion that is interesting, challengi 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.