When I became a therapist I wanted to work in hospice. I found that I had much more to give in my massages as I learned more of what massage was as a whole. I was able to help more people with chronic pain by using deeper and more specific massage techniques. That’s what lead me to the massage modality of Ashiatsu.
I drove to San Antonito, Texas where I took a four day course in learning Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy posterior/anterior/sideline, from Jeni Spring. She taught me the benefits and the contraindications of Ashiatsu. Jeni taught me how to effectively perform each stroke on different body types and why these strokes are so beneficial. She also taught me how Ruthie Hardee, who mastered the skill, brought the massage technique to the United States, and founded this massage technique, to teach to other LMT’s. Ruthie Hardee educated herself and did years of research on this amazing technique, she traveled the world learning all different types of bodywork and making Oriental Bar Therapy what it is today. Ruthie mastered her skill and she is why Ashiatsu is what it is here in the U.S. today.
I had taken Ashiatsu training a year prior, but felt there were a lot of things I still needed to learn. Taking the Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy made me feel like my training was just the tip of the iceberg. Even when the class was over, I still had a lot to do. I practiced the training I received and got written feedback from all my clients. This made me see what I could improve on and what my clients liked about my technique. Then, after doing the required amount, I turned in my written reviews and took the written exam which showed that I knew what I was practicing and that my training was effective.
I had to earn this and prove myself through the Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy training. I feel privileged to have taken this training from a well trained and educated instructor. This is only the beginning for me in learning Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy and I hope that you will find Ashiatsu as amazing and beneficial as I do.
When the Japanese term Ashiatsu is broke down, “Ashi” means foot and “Atsu” means pressure.
This barefoot technique utilizes parallel bars overhead for balance and leverage. The therapist uses their body weight and gravity to apply pressure through bare feet. Smooth, flowing, and gliding techniques on lubricated skin provides an intensely deep and amazingly relaxing therapeutic massage experience.
Do you like Deep Tissue Massages?
Do you suffer from neck or back pain?
Do you sit at a computer all day and feel like you posture is suffering?
You'll enjoy Ashiatsu because you will get the deeper pressure you've been wanting without the pointy elbow, thumbs or knuckles. We use the whole surface of our foot giving a deeper more relaxing pain free massage. Ashiatsu will help improve your lymphatic flow, help with your own self-healing, help in relieve chronic pain, and it will even help with your posture. These are just a few of the benefits that Ashiatsu brings.
Ashiatsu isn’t for everyone; there are some contraindications to Ashiatsu just as there are to any kind of massage technique you receive. I will be more than happy to go over this with you at any time.
Here you will find pictures of me learning Ashiatsu in San Antonio, Texas and pictures that Michelle Pendergrass has taken of me performing this amazing massage technique.
I want to give a big thank you to my massage models Ryan and Stephanie, instructor Jeni Spring, Ruthie Hardee the founder of Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, and my photographer Michelle Pendergrass, in helping me learn Ashiasu and giving me this information so I can pass it on to you.
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