September 21–23, 2012
Houston Ashiatsu Training Facility
Montrose District on West Dallas Street
Houston, Tx 77019
This is where it all starts for everyone ...the basics. This 3 day introductory course is designed to teach massage professionals how to administer the ultimate barefoot effleurage application. Our work may look easy through editorials and photos but in reality, it takes strength, balance and coordination to deliver this barefoot application with flow and grace. We have some fitness levels /weight guidelines associated with taking the Barefoot Basics class. Your instructor Jeni is more than happy to discuss through photos and verbal descriptions of the upper arm and core strength you should have to participate & deliver a comfortable session to your receiving partner.
The parallel bars suspended from the ceiling are used for balance, control and leverage.
During your study with us, you will feel every single stroke from your instructor. You will have an opportunity to work on the instructor as well. On the final day, we provide a public clinic/practical for the ultimate in learning retention. Making sure you are safely up and operational before you leave the workshop has been Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy's acclaimed reputation for years. We set the standards when it comes to barefoot bar work and we deliver the most organized and supervised hands-on seminar in the industry. Massage therapists come in all shapes and sizes. Our teaching methodologies are designed to work with each practitioner’s skill level, physical characteristics and learning style.Barefoot Basics Course Outline:
- Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy® theory and the major body systems.
- Repetitive use hand techniques in relationship to barefoot Swedish techniques.
- Contraindications of deep compression massage.
- Installation and materials for designing and constructing your bars in any situation.
- History overview of barefoot massage techniques and the countries they are indigenous to.
- Draping style and proper bolstering for clients.
- Self care for barefoot practitioner in regards to body mechanics using gravitational force.
- Personal foot hygiene and appropriate table etiquette for therapist and client.
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