Training: Barefoot Ashiatsu Classes – In Person – Not online

We believe that barefoot ashiatsu classes require direct personal instruction with a live, qualified, caring instructor.  Not a cold – one size fits all approach to learning found in an online course or dvd.

Some companies are offering barefoot ashiatsu massage training via online classes or online streaming.  How foolish.  Some things are not to be removed from that personal person to person experience.  Barefoot massage training is one of them.

In this video Simon Sinek, known the world over as having codified certain aspects of the business to person relationship,  illustrates why some things will always be better when done live – in person – in the same room – touchable.  Not some vague, cold approach to learning a skill which requires human touch as the final product.

I would suggest, for those that don’t wish to watch the entire video (I would strongly recommend doing so however) to go to one of the many main points. (timestamp 9:38 to 11:00 –  great example of how the person to person relationship is unavoidably the best way to truly connect)

Our Barefoot classes will never be based online for the sake of safety and because we wish to have a personal connection with our attending therapists that will last beyond the training.

Join us for exceptional learning that you can bring back to your practice.  After all, you don’t give your clients online massages – do you?

Everything is connected – but unplug for your Ashiatsu training.

Why did we break free and create FasciAshi classes? Our first wave of instructors have been team members for quite a while. The dedication to our craft and passion for the work, along with the intricate skills that our faculty possesses for teaching quality Ashiatsu is strong. We’ve wanted room for growth for years, but we were in a space that wasn’t expanding in ways that we felt supported the integrity and core principals of touch-based massage therapy education. Mainly: focus on high quality live, in person training, for the betterment of massage therapists careers.

Why did we Break Free?

Sometimes you have to separate yourself to produce what is needed

We honor the original barefoot massage innovators and would never ever copy-cat their material. We literally stand on the shoulders of greatness to bring you the new generation and the future of barefoot massage.  There has been a need for new ashiatsu material for a while. We’ve been eagerly awaiting the day when we would be valued and supported enough to be encouraged to share our innovative discoveries in the art of our favorite massage modality. The time was overdue for us to release this plethora of knowledge from our varied approaches and backgrounds – so in February 2017, FasciAshi and the Center for Barefoot Massage were born!

The years of experience that our company’s creative forces and instructor team at the Center for Barefoot Massage have under their feet validate the direction, focus and carefully cultivated content that this new company presents and promotes. We support the growing barefoot massage field as a whole and support massage therapists who work through their feet, whether they happen to use overhead support like us, underhand support, or practice on a massage table or on a floor mat. It’s not a competition, it’s education, and we’re here to raise your expectations on how barefoot massage is presented, practiced and performed. Read more about our point of view on the value of live training for massage therapists below.

The Devil’s In The Details

I’m sure you’ve already noticed by now, but have you seen how the words “Fascia” and “Ashi” (short for Ashiatsu) meet in the middle to create FasciAshi?! That’s the whole idea behind our work: making Ashiatsu training more applicable to the massage you are already doing – because we know you are all FASCIA-nated with not just muscles, but connective tissue and how you can impact that in your massages.

Some Companies Refuse To Change

We want to help support professional growth and talent in our alumni base. There is a collective consciousness “out there” that is wanting to specialize in barefoot massage. We are leading a movement that will offer massage therapists to opportunity to learn many styles of original barefoot massage, and learn details specifically within Ashiatsu, so that they can retire their hands, or at least use their feet as accurately as they do their hands.

We don’t want you to have to memorize a routine, only to break it apart years later to figure out how to effectively apply the material to your specific client base. That ability to see outside the box and read through the lines comes naturally for some, but not all. Our training gets you to the point NOW, and saves you years of figuring out what generations of Barefoot Massage Therapists before you have trudged through the mud over time to research and discover on their own. FasciAshi brings you to the point of catering and customizing your ashiatsu sessions to knead the needs of your clients in that moment. We teach trouble shooting, critical thinking, and theories involved with each protocol, stroke and application to help you work more intuitively with confidence.