Frequently Asked Questions
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Do I have to bring my massage table?
No, we will provide one for you. We have a special training room with multiple barefoot massage tables and the proper equipment so you can safely learn your new ashi skills.
Is there a weight limit for doing barefoot massage/am I too big to learn ashi?
In Fundamentals you will learn safe one footed strokes. These beginner strokes are designed for practitioners of all sizes. We suggest working on people 50lbs heavier than you to start.
When does class start/finish?
We have a lot of information to cover together in a very short period of time. The hours are 9am to 6pm on all three days. No exceptions, no partial credit given.
Is it mandatory to receive this work in class?
Yes! It’s a huge part of the learning process. If you cannot receive the work you cannot take the class.
How can I prepare for class?
- Brush up on your anatomy
- Start a good foot care regimen
- Work on foot/ankle/hip mobility + core strength
Can you really feel everything with your feet?
Yes! We actually have better proprioception with our feet. With time and practice your feet will become just as, if not more aware of the tissues under foot.
Is there a payment plan available?
Yes we do offer payment plans. You can pay 50% upfront and the remainder by the first day of class. We want to make this an investment you can feel good about making into your career.
Do I need to be certified to work on paying clients?
We highly recommended getting certified to establish yourself as an authority in this specialty, and to get quality feedback from the people that created this work. You do not have to be certified to take paying clients, but we definitely encourage LOTS of practice before adding it to your list of services.
Do I have to be a LMT to take this class?
Yes, you should already be a LMT or Licensed Massage Therapist. The only exception is if you are currently a massage student that has completed 75% of your training program.
Can I leave early? Do you offer partial CE credits?
No, you will to attend each day of the class fully in order to receive your full credit. To maintain our CE providership we cannot offer partial credit if you decide to leave early.
I’m a mobile massage therapist, can I offer this work without an office?
There are portable bar options available, but bars are best utilized as a permanent structure in an office for the long term.
Can I do ashi/barefoot work while pregnant?
Yes! Although you can’t take class while your pregnant (because you won’t be able to receive.) You can do Barefoot massage while pregnant. I have worked through three pregnancies with ease.
What our students are saying:
Katie's teaching style elevating the class experience
Katie’s passion for barefoot massage is present in her teaching style elevating the class experience and engaging her students. Honored to have learned this amazing work with her.
Everything you need from a great instructor!
I absolutely loved my class with Katie! She was wonderfully personable, and engaging. Everything you need from a great instructor! I left the class with a huge understanding of the technique and was able to jump right into doing treatments the following week! Looking forward to more trainings! I highly recommend this group of fantastically skilled therapists for continuing education!
I useD THE techniques I learned even before I have my bars up!
The Fundamentals class with Katie was even more than I hoped it would be! By the end of 3 days I felt confident in my newly learned skills and also excited to learn more. I have been able to use techniques I learned in class even before I have my bars up. I also love how much support there is after class is done. Katie adapted to my learning style and really made everything click.
Katie is extremely passionate about her work!!
Learning from her was a pleasure.