Does Ashiatsu massage the front side of the body?

Of course Ashiatsu also works on the anterior aspect of the body!!!

For the Texas AOBT trained therapists out there, this blog’s for you:


Toes on the nose:    

Nope – we don’t massage the face or the abdomen, but Anterior/Sidelying (I’m going to call it A/S since it’s so long to type out!) not only continues the flow of Barefoot Basics strokes onto the front side of the body – it also gets very specific and works on the areas that “knead” it most, even if your clients don’t think that’s where the problems really lie. You know better than that – with this class under your belt, you can flip them over and give some work inspired by Rolfing and Myofascial Release with your feet! In class, we teach you a simple 15 minute protocol for Anterior, and a 20 minute protocol for Sidelying that will hit everything you wish you were already working on. Check out this picture of Veronica’s Upper Traps and Levator being lengthened and muscle stripped with ease. Now she can stop wearing those shoulders like earrings, it’s just a small example of the many things you’ll learn in one quick day! Wait until you feel the QL release! If you are an AOBT trained LMT, and if you haven’t taken this course yet, what are you waiting for?! Prereq’s are successfull completion of Barefoot Basics and an active LMT license.


A/S Class Schedule:

Advanced Ashiatsu (AKA DF2/Fusion)

It’s coming not this weekend, but NEXT! Class is Friday-Sunday September 16-18 in San Antonio. If you are an AOBT graduate, already finished your A/S training, have about 6-9 months of Barefoot Basics practice, AND have your AOBT Certification completed, then talk to me so we can discuss if you are ready to learn the double footed Ashiatsu strokes! It is HARD, so I will be completely honest with you if I think you are ready for it. Here’s some tips from Mary-Claire on how to prepare (I love how I can rhyme her name with so many things!)  


Shoestring budget?

I am now a vendor for Earthlite! I can get you 15% off anything from Earthlite, INCLUDING the extra special custom Ashiatsu table! (Depending on options you choose, it starts at $345 – fully custom, free shipping – perfect for AOBT.)

I just ordered the Armrest Bolsters ($38.25 after discount) and with a little practice on my footing, it really has helped me keep my clients arms where I want them – they don’t roll way forward and off the front of the table, and if the client would rather have their arms lay on the table, they can now rest a little wider out on these extenders, and there is still the normal room on the table next to their waist for me to stand! Surf Earthlite and email me with whatever supplies you want, I’ll put in the order and get you that discount! 


See you in class!




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