Ashiatsu Bar & Floor Massage Training is the Answer

If Ashiatsu massage training is the answer, then what is the question? Massage therapists graduate with great expectations. They have made it through the demanding process of anatomy, physiology and hands-on learning. So now they just need to get their hands on...

Bamboo Massage

/>Bamboossage® Bamboo Table Massage Barefoot Masters® is pleased to be the first to introduce Bamboossage® bamboo massage classes and the first and only home study with certification available. Bamboossage® is an escape to the warm tropical breezes of the islands....

Creator vs Reactor

What’s holding you back? Successful people like: Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Steve Jobs, Louis “Louie” Zamperini portrayed in Unbroken, were not only creative, but also successfully happy. They all suffered major setbacks and failures, but instead of...

Need a Lawyer to Take A CE Class?

What do you think about having to sign a contract to take a continuing education course? Or a provider that threatens to sue you if you consider teaching what you have learned. Yeah, I thought these ridiculous practices were passé. Until recently, a therapist called...

Sticky Situations in the Workplace

This is a two part series about sticky situations in the workplace. Illegal activity in the workplace. Sexual harassment in the workplace. Let me define each one: Illegal activity: stealing, fraud, working without proper licensure and anything obviously against the...

It’s Not Just About the Modality

The Barefoot Masters classes in Ashiatsu, Bamboo Massage, Fijian barefoot massage are taught differently then other providers. Our focus is on learning. Lecture is kept to a minimal. Understanding and application of the modality is the main objective. Not...

Do you Bamboo Massage?

Bamboo Massage Classes were developed with 4 things in mind: Save the Massage Therapists Hands Add to the Menu of Services Give Client a New and Effective Deep Tissue Massage. Bamboo Massage Certification “A mind that is stretched by a new experience, never goes...

Ways to Give Back in Massage Therapy

Love massage? Me too! However, there came a point in my massage career where I wanted to do more. I loved to learn but wanted to give back what I had learned. My creative nature needed to explore more avenues. There were three areas in the massage therapy industry...

The Dark Side of Ashiatsu Massage

What is the dark side you may ask? Ashiatsu Massage Therapy, although popular, is a growing at a snails pace. Why? Lack of instructors is it’s biggest obstacle due to several reasons. There are only a couple of companies equipped with the experience to produce...

Ashiatsu Massage and Injury

Four years ago, I had an altercation with a cute terrier named Ryan. I watched in horror as the vehicle in front of me hit him. The poor thing lay dead still on the wet asphalt, bleeding through his nose but still breathing. It didn’t look good. No owner was in...
Mobile Massage Days

Mobile Massage Days

This weekend I made a house call from a past client. I agreed to go and thought it would be fun to see if I still had it. My husband offered to fold up my massage table and put it in the car. I loaded everything up, popped the directions into my Smartphone that...

The Massage Experience

Simple Steps to Improve the Overall Massage Experience: Sight – Lighting Sound – Music Scent – Aroma Touch – Soft Linens and Warmth Taste – Drink The therapeutic value of a massage comes in two parts. The primary benefit is delivered through...

Managing Time Between Massage Clients

Managing the transition time between checking a client out and getting ready for the next in a small office with no receptionist, can consume a lot of time. I found myself rushed and unprepared for the next customer. I rectified this by scheduling more time in between...

My First Massage Job

I graduated in 1997 full of energy and enthusiasm. I could not wait to get started. After I sent out my resume to all the resorts, I anxiously waited for them to call me. I waited, and I waited, and I waited some more… Waiting wasn’t getting me a job....

Is Your Continuing Education Working For You

What Kind of Continuing Education Should You Be Taking? Why do I take classes?Each time I teach a continuing education class, I ask each massage therapist, ” What kind of classes have you taken in the past ?” The typical response: Some forms of energy...

Scheduling Around No-Shows

No shows are a fact of life. Your day is booked, you leave for the office and invariably someone does not show up. It’s usually the new client. You wonder if they are lost, forgot or received a better offer? It doesn’t matter, the outcome is still the...

What is Bamboo Massage and Where did it come from?

What is Bamboo Massage?   What is Bamboo Massage? It is the practice of adding warm bamboo and rattan tools to knead the muscles into a melted bliss. It can be used during a table or chair massage. It is likened to warm forearm massage. It’s deep and warm....

Ashiatsu Live Class vs Ashiatsu Home Study

Ashiatsu Live class vs Ashiatsu Home Study Training Blog What is the difference between Ashiatsu live class and taking and Ashiatsu training through a home study or online? Let’s clarify a few things first. Whether you choose one of Barefoot Masters® live...

Is it a Massage or a Facial?

For some time now it has been my opinion, that massage therapists could indeed do facials, as long as it was called a “Massage Facial”. And Estheticians could give a massage in a facial. Barefoot Masters® has developed a program on “How to do a...

How I Became an Independent Ashiatsu Instructor

It’s been almost 14 years since I became an Ashiatsu instructor and provider of continuing education for massage therapists. It was never my intention to start my own company. I was happy to teach classes for another. The requirements were to own a computer and...

How to Increase Massage Clients and Revenue Part 2

One of my massage therapist friends was in the process of being featured on Groupon, so I took notes. The first day, 50 people had purchased a massage and by the next day it maxed out at 100 sold. A 90-minute massage was offered at $100.00 value, sold for $49.00,...

Why Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage?

A yoga instructor made an appointment to have an Ashiatsu massage with me.  After the session, she floated out of the massage room with an ethereal smile on her face and said, “That was amazing… I do not think I can ever be happy with a traditional deep tissue massage...

How I Saved My Hands from Deep-tissue Massage Twice

A couple of years ago, I took a seasonal position with a country club spa as an Esthetician and Massage Therapist. Part of my new job would be to grow the esthetics program and part would be to take care of the overflow of massage in between facials. A few massages a...
Barefoot Ashiatsu Massage Classes

Barefoot Ashiatsu Massage Classes

Ashiatsu classes will be available in your area soon . The Barefoot Masters® is a company that is growing. We will be offering more class trainings conveniently near you. . Currently, we have 26 instructors and plan to add another three Ashiatsu massage instructors...
Barefoot Massage and Frozen Shoulder

Barefoot Massage and Frozen Shoulder

Barefoot massage saved my career after having two frozen shoulders. Ashiatsu and Fijian Barefoot Massage saved my career more than once. The first time was bad enough, but to have it twice! Some years ago, I had an altercation with a cute terrier named Ryan. I watched...
Barefoot Ashiatsu Massage Classes

Barefoot Ashiatsu Massage Classes

Ashiatsu classes will be available in your area soon . The Barefoot Masters® is a company that is growing. We will be offering more class trainings conveniently near you. . Currently, we have 26 instructors and plan to add another three Ashiatsu massage instructors...