Bars Free Ashiatsu E-Learning
Course Length: Self Paced
30 days to complete
This introduction class to (seated) barefoot massage is taught in our DeepFeet 1 Posterior BasicsCourse. Taking the Bars Free Seated portion will allow you to dip your toes in the water and get a taste of Ashiatsu without having to install the overhead parallel bars. Ideal for any therapist seeking a new tool and methods for deep tissue massage techniques.
You will learn a full 45-60-minute barefoot protocol that combines 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 thinking differently in the way you perform deep tissue massage techniques.
Our dynamic online Seated Ashiatsu Course includes the following:
- High Definition Video Instruction
- Posterior, Anterior & Side-Lying Techniques
- DeepFeet Methodology, Benefits, Top Guidelines
- Table Set up, Equipment, Safety, Supplies
- Barefoot History & Contraindications
- Communication & Terminology
- Foot Care & Hygiene
- Exams, Client Practice Log & Feedback Forms
- Computer, Ipad
- Adobe Flash Player
- High-Speed Internet
- Sturdy Wooden Stool 24"-26" tall
- 32"-35" wide Massage Table
- Cream or Oil
- Hand Towels
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 set aside a minimum of 5 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 Ashiatsu E-learning 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 that 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 2-3 hours on our lecture portion of class before viewing ashiatsu video instruction. Our number one goal is safety for both the therapist and the client. Making sure you have an understanding of contraindications and body mechanics is key to delivering a safe and productive Ashiatsu 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, 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.