Ashiatsu Barefoot Seated Massage isn’t just another Deep Tissue Massage technique to offer your clients. Quite simply, it is an absolute game-changer for massage therapists and their practice.
Market your new skills for this unique approach with these 5 things that make it totally different than any other style of massage.
1. No Bars, No Hands – No Problem!
Yep, you heard that right – you don’t need overhead bars for this type of massage. The client simply lays on a standard massage table instead of the floor. Of course, you can still use your hands for some of the massages if you want, but using Ashiatsu Barefoot Seated Massage will undoubtedly give them a nice, well-deserved break. If you already use overhead bars, this massage technique is indeed an excellent addition.
2. Deep Tissue Massage … Barefoot Style
Deep tissue massage is one of the most popular services massage therapists offer. The main objective with Ashiatsu Barefoot Seated Massage is to go deep, but you can easily lighten up the pressure if need be. The use of your feet allows you to apply and control a significant amount of pressure. Barefoot techniques also give you a way to get into those not-so-easily-accessible parts of a client’s body. Since you apply all the moves from the side, there is no need to put your client into a side-lying position. An extra perk that comes with your side approach is that it eliminates any possible draping mishaps.
3. It’s All About the Barstool
Have you ever thought about trying Barefoot Massage but were unsure about the use of bars? Is the fear of heights holding you back? Relax, sit back, and set your mind at ease with this great news! Since the bar stool is higher than the massage table, the therapist’s position allows for extreme leverage, so the seat doesn’t move when you push on the client. However, this is only the case if your stool has a back on it. Ikea has a compact, affordable folding barstool that is ideal for outcalls. It’s sleek enough for the office too! Yet another upside to this model is it’s also easy to clean.
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4. Office and Mobile House Call Friendly
Whether you have an office or offer house call service – or both – Ashiatsu Barefoot Seated Massage works seamlessly in any setting. For those of you who provide on-site therapy at sporting events or athletic training sessions, it’s an excellent and distinctive technique that always draws a crowd. Most likely, you already have a massage table, so the only addition is the bar stool. Just make sure to get a folding barstool, and it won’t take up much space in your car or office. Otherwise, if you do end up with a regular stool, then you can use it as extra seating for clients.
5. Prolongs the Career of any Massage Therapist
No matter what types of massage techniques we offer, we all want a long and lasting massage career. The key, however, is to have a balanced approach to your practice. As this will keep your energy levels at their highest. Even though we want to give our all to our clients, it is imperative that therapists do so without sacrificing their body in the process. Luckily, you can change how you do massage and expand your business – and there is no time like the present to do so. Or, you can always do what many other massage therapists are doing: hope your hands outlast your career. Now, which tactic do you think is best?
Save your Hands with your Feet at The Barefoot Masters!
Offer your clients something truly one-of-a-kind with Ashiatsu Barefoot Seated Massage. It’s the perfect time to learn a new technique, one that isn’t demanding on your hands. Market your massage practice with a method that doesn’t require expensive gadgets – it’s just all about you and your feet!
Michelle D. Mace an LMT of over 20 years, is the founder of The Barefoot Masters®. We develop unique massage CE that save the hands of therapists. With over a dozen courses to choose from, there is something for everyone. For more information: The Barefoot Masters® or get on our Email List to get informed about massage issues or for upcoming classes.