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SLO~Soles Barefoot Massage Training

Enhance & Extent your Massage Career...

 Are you a Massage Professional looking to extend your career  &  enhance your skills? Offering 24 CEUs in Barefoot Massage for Licensed, Certified & Registered Massage Therapists at SLO-Soles Barefoot Massage Training, a satellite campus for The Center for Barefoot Massage. I am excited to share my passion to empower and inspire Massage Therapists from all over the nation, Myofascial Barefoot Massage.

Class Schedule

Upcoming classes and educational events...

Fundamentals

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December 1st-3rd,

9 am -6 pm. (with Missy & Jeni)

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February 2nd-4th, 2023

9 am -6 pm. with Missy

Intermediate

February 5th-6th, 2023

9am -6pm ( with Jeni Spring)

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Q & A

Got Questions?

Here are some of the most common. If you have questions, email me at 

slosolesbarefoot@gmail.com

“Do you offer webinars or e-learning online video ashiatsu training?."
No. The Center for Barefoot Massage does not, and will not, teach barefoot massage technique through webinars, or e-learning online video ashiatsu training. 

Please read our blogs to learn more about why we hold this stance. We respect the massage industry too much to remove the element of touch therapy from the training process. Even after the pandemic when EVERYTHING pivoted to online training, we continue to believe in the value of live training, and we will not be offering any technique courses online.

We want to train therapists in person, look them in the eyes, touch them with our SOLES, and pass our knowledge onto the next generation of barefoot massage therapists.

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Classes 


This beginner ashiatsu training will teach you how to use your feet to provide a full body deep tissue, myofascial release and trigger point work focused barefoot massage session. This class focuses on techniques applied on posterior aspects of the client’s body, as your weight and natural gravitational forces are utilized to effortlessly maintain consistent pressure through your feet. While the work is focused primarily with the client prone, therapists will learn supine work as well.

Fundamentals is the starting point for those wanting to train in FasciAshi barefoot massage – although it’s a “beginner” class, it is definitely not easy. Review your bony landmarks, endangerment sites, and muscle pathways – as well as the anatomical terminology that goes along with all that! FasciAshi sessions use overhead support bars as well as our proprietary Ashi-Strap to help regulate your pressure, flow and balance while the client lies on a massage table.

3 days, 24 CE's
Class price: $750

You can choose to pay in full upfront or make two payments. A non-refundable $375 retainer is required to hold your spot in class - the remaining $375 balance is due before class starts.

The only prerequisite is that you MUST be a licensed massage therapist.

Fundamentals

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These are the other classes offered by The Center for Barefoot Massage. Some will come to SLO Soles through a guest Instructor and others will be coming after I continue my training. The Center for Barefoot Massage has satellite campus locations across the Country, if San Luis Obispo doesn't work for you, we have plenty of options. 

Coming soon!

Fijian Barefoot Massage

This Fijian Barefoot Massage/Matwork 1 class can be a starting point as your 1st barefoot massage class, as a supplement to any existing matwork you already provide, or it can be used to grow your existing barefoot vocabulary and master more skills applied by your feet.  Originally taught within the massage industry starting in the 1990’s, adapted and brought to the United States from the Fijian Islands by Lolita Knight, this lineage of matwork based barefoot massage is traditionally performed on a floor mat using body cushions, with the client clothed – but can easily be done directly on the clients skin with zero to minimal lubrication.

Great as a stand-alone service, works wonderfully within any Thai, Shiatsu, Breema or Matwork session, and can even be implemented within a table-top barefoot massage like the Myofascial Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage techniques we teach in our FasciAshi classes.

This massage is super portable, as it is easy to use at events, house-calls, impromptu at family gatherings, or even out in nature with minimal equipment. Often times the therapist will find themselves seated in a chair or the floor while providing strokes. For standing strokes, the use of overhead bars is not required – although the FasciAshi Strap really helps! We may stabilize our balance with the FasciAshi-Strap, a chair, or any other balancing tools such as a bamboo staff, rather than overhead bars.

The work incorporates specific, deep pressure followed by a vigorous jostle movement to the larger muscle groups. Fijian Massage works with intensity by using our strong toes and bony aspects of our feet to create simple, rhythmic stroke repetitions. The versatility of the 8 moves that make up this technique allows for a wide range of possible ways to use it in your practice however “kneaded”!

No prerequisite needed - other than you MUST be a licensed massage therapist.

Intermediate

This intermediate ashiatsu barefoot massage class empowers the experienced barefoot massage therapist to work even slower, maintain long sustained pressure holds on trigger points or adhered layers of tissue, and deliver deep myofascial strokes to the anterior and lateral aspects of your client’s body.

Supine and Side-body strokes will give you the tools to provide a comprehensive feet-on practice in the often forgotten, hard to reach areas of the body. We share how to work along the topography of our clients bones, and manipulate the length of each muscle and fascial chain.

Intricate use of the FasciAshi support strap is a big focus in this class. This unique addition to the overhead ashiatsu bars allows us to work on variable angles and vectors with consistent, controllable pressure that prevents fatigue for the barefoot massage therapist.  

Prerequisite: Fundamentals.

Tuition: $500

You can choose to pay in full upfront, or make two payments. A non-refundable retainer of 50% of tuition is required to hold your spot in class - the remaining balance is due before class starts.

Class is 2 days, and you’ll earn 16 Continuing Education credits. (NCBTMB and some select states)

Please plan your schedule to allow time to be present and punctual for the entire training experience. Partial attendance is not permitted. Any hours missed in class must be made up with the instructor, and will be charged at their hourly rate. No CE’s or access to Alumni resources are granted until the class is completed in full.

More to come...

Travel information...

San Luis Obispo, California

 SLO Soles Barefoot Massage Training is located just a few blocks from downtown San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo, ( or SLO to locals) is a gorgeous region of Central California. SLO is perfectly located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, 2 hours from Santa Barbara, Big Sur, and the Fresno & Bakersfield Areas. We're also referred to as the Central Coast of California. We have some incredible stretches of beaches, such as Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, and Cayucos. Home to Cal Poly Technical Institute. We have a Monarch Groove, Carrizo Plains, and the one & only Hearst Castle. We also have some gorgeous wine country and delicious cuisine spanning our entire county. Our local airport flies Alaska, United, and American, with direct flights to & from Seattle, San Diego, Portland, Phoenix, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. We’re small-town California with big-time charm. 

Come for the Barefoot Massage Training and stay a few days for a taste of the SLO life! 

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