Video Course: Introduction to Ashiatsu: Part 2-Standing Techniques with Bars

Ruthie Hardee

Are ready to start thinking differently about the way you perform deep-tissue massage techniques? This introduction to Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy includes flowing demonstrations of Ashiatsu and Ashi Thai techniques delivered with the feet while standing and using overhead parallel bars. Learn core concepts, foot care, and take an in-depth look at specific techniques with the client in prone, supine, and sidelying positions. The foundational knowledge you gain from this course will help you determine if you have an interest in pursuing additional training in this unique modality.

This course is the second in a pairing of two courses. This is an introductory course. Please do not attempt to perform standing Ashiatsu techniques without additional training. 

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Ruthie Hardee

Ruthie Piper Hardee is the founder of Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy and created the first nationally approved course for a western barefoot effleurage technique using bars on the ceiling. Learn more about DeepFeet Bar Therapy and view their e-learning courses and live workshop calendar at

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