Video Course: The Benefits of Barefoot Massage-Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy

Jeni Spring

Barefoot massage? It's not a foot rub; it's a form of bodywork where the practitioner uses their feet and gravity to deliver the massage. Different styles of barefoot massage have existed for hundreds of years. It’s an organic form of touch, rich in history and tradition and very effective for applying the deep pressure your clients always ask for. In this presentation, you’ll discover a very specific style of barefoot massage: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, which is a Western application of barefoot massage that uses deep compression and effleurage strokes applied while the practitioner holds onto bars overhead for support and balance. You’ll get a thorough overview of this unique modality and learn benefits, uses, and contraindications.

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Jeni Spring

Jeni Spring has practiced Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (AOBT) since 2003. In the past few years she has provided "solely" barefoot massage services to clients, completely retiring her hands due to the sheer success of specializing in this modality. Spring is an authorized instructor for Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy under founder Ruthie Hardee. She has taught across the US and at the first European Ashiatsu class held in Germany. Spring is proud to have represented AOBT at numerous massage conventions across the nation. Learn more at and .

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