Barefoot Massage Trainings
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 training 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 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 massage provides the core fundamentals of the barefoot classes you need to start on the Tracks but our focus will be on the Clinical tracks once they are released. Our classes are offered approximately every 6 weeks, sometimes more.
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. 27 years and counting! It has been quite the journey. Did you know 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 11 years now and I love teaching other therapists the possibilities of barefoot massage. It's not easy, nor glamorous, quite time-consuming but 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. If you are looking for massage continuing education workshops this is it, and MORE!