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Special thanks to Kaylyn Hoskins Photography for our wonderful pictures!

Why Did I Learn Ashiatsu?

Why do I think it's one of the best massages you can receive?

When I became a therapist I wanted to work in hospice and found 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 with deeper more specific massage techniques. That’s what lead me to the massage modality 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, how Ruthie Hardee, who founded this massage technique and mastered the skill and brought it here to the U.S., to teach to other LMT’s. She taught me how to effectively perform each stroke on different body types and why these strokes are so beneficial. 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, I not only had to take the class but after the class was over I still had a lot to do. I had to practice the training I received and get writing 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 so many I had to turn in my written reviews and take a written exam proving that I knew about 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. Like Ruthie Hardee she educated herself and did years of research on this amazing technique, she had traveled the world learning all different types of bodywork and making Oriental Bar Therapy what it is today. Ruthie really mastered her skill she is why Ashiatsu is what it is here in the U.S. today. 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.

What is Ashiatsu?

When the Japanese term Ashiatsu is broke down it means, “Ashi” meaning Foot and “Atsu” meaning Pressure.
This barefoot technique utilizing parallel bars overhead for balance and leverage, the therapist uses their body weight and gravity to apply pressure through the bare feet. Smooth, flowing, gliding, technique on lubricated skin provides an intensely deep, and amazingly relaxing therapeutic massage experience.

So you may be asking yourself why Ashiatsu for your next massage?

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?

If you said yes, then Ashiatsu might be the massage for you.

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; it will even help with your posture. These are just a few of the benefits that Ashiatsu brings.

Now Ashiatsu isn’t for everyone; there are some contraindications to Ashiatsu as there is 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 some pictures of me learning Ashiatsu in San Antonio, Texas and some picture that Michelle Pendergrass has taking of me performing this amazing massage technique Ashiatsu.

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I want to give a big thank you to my massage models Ryan and Stephanie, instructor Jeni Spring, founder of Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy Ruthie Hardee, 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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