Introducing FasciAshi

Barefoot Massage Trainings for Massage Therapists

Ever thought about using your feet to massage? Or thought you would find a massage continuing education workshop that teaches you how to use your feet? Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage isn't as obscure as it was 20 years ago and there are many other choices out there for Barefoot Massage Trainings but many teach only dumb-downed routines and are only relaxation-based ashiatsu massage trainings that dead-end after just a few courses. You learn the basics and then maybe an advanced course and then you're left to figure out how to incorporate it into your pain clinic or myofascial massage practice. 

WE'RE DIFFERENT. FasciAshi is an innovative, revolutionary style of Barefoot Massage classes for Licensed Massage Therapists who want to massage with their feet while confidently applying deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point and range of motion techniques. Learning how to use the body more efficiently to treat clients with chronic pain is key to a long and successful Massage Therapy career.

We are NOT teaching you a cookie-cutter sequence of barefoot massage strokes - we teach you how to use your feet as intuitively as you use your hands! Find longevity in this rewarding career without hurting your body! Check out our cool video below to get just a taste of the 'wiping the drool off your chin' moves we'll teach you in our LIVE ashiatsu massage training. Follow our blog, get social with us and you'll find out why The Center for Barefoot Massage is the future of barefoot massage! 

The Durham campus for the Center for Barefoot focuses on advanced myofascial barefoot trainings, so our introductory Fundamental classes are limited. Visit the Virginia campus for more Fundamental introductory trainings. 

Meet Your Instructor

Julie H Marciniak

Owner, Certified Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage Instructor

I have to pinch myself sometimes when I think about how long I have been practicing bodywork. 28 years and counting! It has been quite the journey. They say the average career span of a massage therapist can be 5-7 years. How have I lasted this long?? Ashiatsu barefoot massage!! After 10 years of practicing deep tissue massage, I was looking for alternative modalities because my arms, hands, and back were constantly bothering me.


In 2002  I began my barefoot journey, and I’ve never looked back! Three years later barefoot massage inspired me to go back to school to the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute in Boulder, CO and receive my Rolfing certification. I love structural work and being able to use my feet and adapt it to work with the fascia is incredible! In 2018, I completed my 168 hr Advanced Rolfing™️ certification. Learning barefoot bodywork has changed my life and extended my career beyond my wildest expectations! Read more about my experience in my blog 'Massage, Rolfing and Life Experiences'.


I've been an    Ashiatsu barefoot massage instructor for 12 years now and I love teaching other therapists the possibilities of barefoot massage. It's not easy, nor glamorous, and quite time-consuming. But it's extremely rewarding to help massage therapists find hope after they thought their career was over. Or to help breathe new life in a boring Swedish slumber massage practice for those fresh out of massage school. I also own and run Bull City Soles Massage and Bodywork studio where our therapists provide barefoot massage EVERY DAY. We have the experience to help you transform your practice into a full-time barefoot massage practice. Register now to begin YOUR ashiatsu massage training and get ready to be blown away!


3101 Guess Rd Suite B

Durham NC 27705

Located inside

Bull City Soles

Massage & Bodywork Studio

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