Bars Free Seated Ashiatsu – CLASS IS CANCELLED

Bars Free Seated Ashiatsu
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday – 8:30-5:30

8 CE hours – $175
Early registration special is $175

After October 18, 2018 – price is $195

Instructor:  Brady Preyss

Course description: This one day introduction class 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 bars. This class is ideal for any therapist seeking new tools and methods for deep tissue techniques performed from a seated positon on a stool using your feet. You will learn a full 60-minute barefoot protocol that combines the 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 will cover contraindications specific to deep tissue and ashiatsu methods as well as how to communicate effectively with your clients during the treatment. Learn to “work smart not hard” and find that the seated course is a great class to start the thinking differently in the way you perform deep tissue massage techniques, and a great beginning to barefoot massage. Additionally, barefoot techniques save the therapist from the most common injuries in the business affecting, wrists, thumbs, forearms, and the back. Take your career in a new direction with this course.

Supply List
– 1 set of massage linens including face cradle cover
– 3 hand towels
– King Pillow Case
– Table warmer (optional)
– Blanket (optional)
– Cream and Oil
– Pen & Paper
– Flip flops that can be sanitized
– Foot File
– Snacks, Water, Lunch

– Please arrive to class with clean, soft, pedicured feet. We ask that you shorten and file your toenails and make an extra effort to soften heels with a foot file or pumice stone.

– Allow plenty of time to travel to and from the workshop location. Please arrive on time or 10 minutes early to class.

– Please refrain from texting or talking on your phone during class and be respectful and considerate of your fellow classmates.

– You will be giving and receiving Ashiatsu through out the course and may end up lying face down for upwards of two hours. We ask that you are healthy and free of any conditions or recent injuries/surgeries that would contraindicate deep compressive massage techniques (including pregnancy)

– You will be asked to sign a code of ethics agreement and workshop liability disclaimer on day one of class.

– How can you prepare before class? Walking barefoot is great for waking up your sensory receptors located on the bottom of your feet. There are a number of ways to physically prepare for class. Any class where you work out barefoot is ideal; recommendations include Barre classes, Yoga, Pilates and the Nia technique. In addition, picking up marbles or small objects with you feet will help with dexterity and fine motor movements.

We are a fully furnished massage school facility and provide Oakworks massage tables, class tables, and computer/projector for overhead presentations.

NCBTMB Continuing Education Deepfeet Approved Provider # 83551 – 00


NC Massage School offers individualized training in the art and science of therapeutic massage for an advanced-level professional career, continuing education and personal growth. We believe in a holistic approach that encourages students to explore personal development of mind, body and spirit in a small, supportive environment.


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