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Deepfeet Bar Therapy® Continuing Education

Continuing Education for Massage Professionals

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Introduction to Ashiatsu Seated Barefoot Technique 2024 Schedule 

January 7       January 21

February 18.      March 24

April 17.      July 7 July 21.      

September 15

One day 8 CEU's Tuition $225

This 8 hour introduction to barefoot massage will allow you to dip your toes in the water and get a taste of Ashiatsu without having to install the overhead parallel bar system. This class is ideal for any therapist seeking a new tool and methods for deep tissue techniques.

Students will learn a 60 minute supine, posterior and side-lying seated Ashiatsu protocol . 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.

Barefoot Application Barefoot Massage History Foot Care & Hygiene Guidelines for Practice

Contrainidcations Client Communication DeepFeet Terminology Table Set up & Essentials


DeepFeet 1 Basics  2024 Schedule

November 26-28, 2023

January 28-30.    March 10-12.     April 21-22     

July 14-16.    September 8-10    October 20-22 

3 days, 25 CE Hours $750

Non-Refundable Deposit: $325
Pre-requisite: Licensed Massage Therapist

We have designed a comprehensive three-day class that teaches licensed professionals how to administer barefoot massage techniques that offer students both posterior and anterior protocols. Barefoot massage techniques taught are western focused and includes cross-fiber friction, effleurage, petrissage, compression as well as trigger point and myofascial techniques.

You will have lots of “feet on” time in this class. Though we use the parallel bars in the ceiling to regulate our weight, we do have some fitness levels /weight guidelines associated with taking this course. Our teaching methodologies are designed to work with each practitioner’s skill level, physical characteristics and learning style. The emphasis during the three-day workshop will be on body mechanics, barefoot application, contraindications, certification, and bar construction.

This introduction to barefoot massage course includes both posterior and anterior protocols so that upon completion the body-worker will be able to deliver a 90 minute detailed supine and prone Ashiatsu session.

We not only do we train you how to use your foot as a massage tool – we also teach you trademarked sequence that has proven to be successful, so you will walk away with confidence and certainty to start practicing your newly acquired barefoot skills right away. Making sure you are safely up and operational before you leave the workshop is our number one priority. With over 25 years of experience, we set the standards when it comes to barefoot bar work..

This Dynamic Introduction to Ashiatsu Course covers the following: 

Posterior & Anterior Seated/Standing  Techniques

DeepFeet Methodology, Benefits, Guidelines

Table Set up, Equipment, Safety, Supplies

Body Mechanics, Contraindications

Communication & Terminology

Lubrication & Draping, Foot Care

Barefoot History, Bar Construction

Marketing Ashiatsu

Certification and more..

A non-refundable deposit of $325 is required to hold your spot. Once you complete the registration process a confirmation email will be sent to you. The remaining tuition balance will be due to your instructor two weeks prior to class. Upon completion of this course, you will receive 25 credit hours, which you can apply to your NCBTMB certification, AMTA or ABMP renewal. To become certified in Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy students are required to perform a practical on day three of class, complete an online quiz and submit 20 documented practice sessions.


Ashi Thai 2024 Schedule

February 11-12.       April 7-8.     July 28-29

2 days, 16 CE Hours $500

Pre-requisite: Licensed Massage Therapist, LAc
Non-Refundable Deposit: $200

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 was developed for Ashiatsu therapists seeking to expand their barefoot knowledge and add more strokes to their Ashi tool bag. Ashi-Thai can easily be incorporated into a regular Ashiatsu session or can also be considered as a stand-alone 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.


DeepFeet 3 Advanced Anterior & Side-lying 2024 Schedule

February 25-26        November 17-18

1.5 day - 12 CE - $300
Non-Refundable Deposit: $125

Pre-requisite: Certified in DeepFeet 1 Basics

The Advanced Deepfeet Bar Therapy™curriculum utilizes a variety of barefoot techniques to improve the client’s postural alignment, range of motion, muscle responsiveness and overall health and well-being. As a practice, it is compromised of a set of unique and proprietary foundational and structural techniques, Utilizing what we call the “3 Connects”. The first connect is compression, the second connect is engage and the third connect is activate. 

Together these three techniques work in harmony to provide an effective muscle release technique that is beneficial for clients experiencing pain and limited range of motion from repetitive stress injuries, work out related soreness and past traumas or injuries resulting in scar tissue formation.

Client assistance during the application is involved with multi-positioning to locate the anterior, lateral, medial and sagittal muscles in relationship to surrounding structures and landmarks.

Upon completion and practice, students will gain enough confidence and knowledge to perform up to a 2-hour Ashiatsu including posterior, anterior and side lying barefoot massage techniques. 


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