The latest newsletter just went out, check it out in the PDF below, or at this link!
For every online $80 Barefoot Massage gift certificate purchase from HeelingSole.com, you'll get 1 complimentary voucher for another session! Use it for you or a friend, and even for scroogey Uncle Larry, but act fast, this once a year sale ends when Santa's in his sleigh, so you have until Saturday night at midnight to take advantage of this great deal!
Be sure to check out the PDF file below from the latest Massage Magazine to see how two of our instructors answered the question: "Where will the massage field be 5 years from now and how the Ashiatsu program/company meet the future needs of the massage industry?"
I realize I'm not the worlds best blogger. I think it's my reading narcolepsy that's to blame. If I read a lot, I fall asleep. If I actually do take the time to sit down and write something, it'll be so long that you'll fall asleep. Naps are nice, but they are kind of inconvenient if it happens face first into your laptop in a Starbucks.
So while I'm busy ~not~ keeping this blog super bogged down with posts, you can follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Whether you are a client of Heeling Sole, a massage therapist interested in learning more about Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, or a graduate of one of my classes, I'll have a little bit of something for everyone here on the blog (occasionally) but more often it'll be on my social networks, in 140 characters or less.
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Thanks for tuning in! OH, and don't forget that I redesigned the Heeling Sole website ... check it out!
Fall is here and 2012 is near! Read up on what I just sent out to all the fans and clients of Heeling Sole in San Antonio!
Just a quick update: December's Barefoot Basics is now full, which will cap off a total of 64 new Ashiatsu therapists trained in this year in that class by me! Congratulations to those of you who made it in and are (or will be soon) using a great new tool to massage with -your feet!
I can't fit any more Barefoot Basics classes in this year, unless someone figures out how to clone me, but I did squeeze in an Ashi-Thai on December 15-16th. If you want those toes trained by 12/31/11, that really really is your last chance in Texas!
See the latest newsletter here: http://www.icontact-archive.com/e3vnSxrRCJe6Ep8hGsJLzKohldhYRNDS?w=3
See the 2011/2012 Texas Ashiatsu schedule here: http://heelingsole.com/workshops.html
I just finished teaching a double whammy of classes almost back-to back: I've got a bit of a calm before the storm when I leave to teach Ashi-Thai and present AOBT at a national Massage Convention in Portland in a few weeks, so let me get my feet on you in the office while I'm available! Visit http://heelingsole.com/services-main.html if you'd like to schedule an Ashiatsu session in San Antonio with me before I take off again on October 13th.
Texas Ashi weekend #1 was in San Antonio last week with a group of experienced and Certified Ashiatsu therapists dancing the double footed "dosey doe". We had a fabulous time learning the advanced strokes together! I am proud to announce 6 more Master Level AOBT graduates are now across Texas, make sure and try a session from Carol in Austin, Courtney in Dripping Springs, April in San Antonio, Jamie in Palestine, Andrea in Austin, and Sally in Richmond![[posterous-content:mjuBdrJABxzCmueDdBbo]]
Follow that link to see part of 2012's schedule, and enter to win $100 off tuition!
So I'm taking this amazing class this weekend - one I've wanted to take for years. I've had the book, read it cover to cover endless times, lost it, replaced it, read all the articles in every massage publication and have watched every webinar by Tom Myers, now I finally get to learn it "hands on" up in Austin. It's the Myofascial Meridians class from Anatomy Trains. Woo!
There are alot of examples showing how the body is built like a sailboat, and it got me thinking..... What do you call Ashiatsu on a boat?
Hardee har har. (There's another hidden joke right there) In anycase, please enjoy this video of the Fascianado himself, Tom Myers, as he takes you sailing to describe how the body is built like a sailboat.
A few weeks ago 8 new Ashiatsu therapists learned how to surf in central Texas... bodysurfing in Barefoot Basics that is! Welcome to the family Rene, Kim, Rachel, Katia, Jesse, Dedrie, Summer and Michael!
And here is our graduating class of Anterior/Sidelying Ashi's: Dana, Rene, Kim, Marianne, Dedrie, Olga and Jason
These new Ashiatsu therapists are working on their Certification, and will be available soon in their towns, Austin, Ft Worth, Nacogdoches, & Boerne Texas.
Do you want to finally feel the deep tissue massage you've been looking for? Schedule with Jeni in San Antonio http://heelingsole.com/services-ashi.html
If you are a Massage Therapist and are interested in learning how to massage with your full body weight while saving your hands, see the Texas course schedule at http://heelingsole.com/workshops.html
This week I taught an Ashiatsu class in town and had a lot of fun! Here are their smiling faces! If you are an LMT interested in learning the art of barefoot massage, please see the Texas schedule available at HeelingSole.com.
I was back at work in the office today, massaging away at some lucky clients! I have only one more appointment opening in next weeks schedule, so heads up, you might want to grab it! I'll see you on the table~
What did you do this weekend? I trained these three therapists from Austin and San Antonio! We spent the weekend strengthening their legs while learning to lift and bend their clients into deep and relaxing Ashi-Thai stretches. Look ma, no hands!
Massage Therapists: want to know more about the live Ashi-Thai class from AOBT? Visit http://heelingsole.com/workshops-ashithai.html.
People of San Antonio: Want to see what it feels like and receive a massage for yourself? Visit http://heelingsole.com/services-ashithai.html
Ashi-Thai is performed without any oils or creams, and requires the client to wear loose flexible clothing, allowing the therapist to stretch the client's passive body beyond its holding patterns. The client relaxes on the massage table, and will feel many gentle compressions along lines of muscle tension. With each long, slow stretch the client will feel the stress, pain and tension melt away. Ashi-Thai revitalizes the body, mind and soul leaving the client deeply centered and at peace. Watch this video of Jeni and the founder of Ashiatsu, Ruthie Hardee demonstrating and explaining the differences between Traditional Thai massage and Ashi-Thai.
Ashi-Thai services are available at Heeling Sole Barefoot Massage in San Antonio, Texas. Try the 90 minute session to experience the best possible "Blissed Out" state of mind... Visit http://heelingsole.com/services-ashithai.html to read about the benefits of receiving this style of bodywork. You can also schedule your appointment instantly online there, AND purchase a gift certificate to print or email to your buddy.
Massage Therapists: are you ready to learn Ashi-Thai for yourself!? It's two days of feet-on fun learning a full body series of easy-to-do traditional Thai massage stretches that have been adapted for use on the Ashiatsu bars. Save your wrists and back, learn to use your strong legs and hips to bend clients into pretzels! Visit http://heelingsole.com/workshops-ashithai.html to read more and register!
Upcomming Ashi-Thai classes for Licensed Massage Therapists:
June has been a busy busy month for me and Ashiatsu! The 1st weekend of June was sun-tan Ashiatsu up at the Miller Creek Lavendar farm, where I set up my portable bars early in the morning to massage the DetermiNation runners of a Womens 5K/10k race! It was barefoot massage and mimosa's from Barefoot Wine, a great sunblock & lavendar scented morning in the hill country!
The 2nd weekend brought me and Ashiatsu to downtown San Antonio at Hemisfair Park for Pride Fest, this time we had shade and some real fun music to dance on your back with! One of my local Ashiatsu students came to help, and we had a fabulous time with our rainbow-clad toes. Check out Denise on the bars:
Then week number 3 brought me to New Orleans for a national scooter rally called Amerivespa! My husband and I rode our scooters around the big easy all week, and on Saturday I had arranged for some local Ashiatsu therapists to massage us and the other Amerivespa attendees, spreading the gospel of Ashiatsu to those who need it most! I worked a short bit and filled in on the massage chair at one point, but rebelled and used my feet. ;) This was by far, (so far) the best week of 2011 for me!
As soon as I got home and somewhat rested from New Orleans, it was time to hop a flight out to Orlando for the Florida State Massage Therapy Association convention. I met up with my fellow Ashiatsu instructor from Florida, Pilar, and the founder of Ashiatsu from Denver, Ruthie, and we demonstrated our work to hundreds of massage therapists! I met so many amazing people in the massage field that I've only ever emailed or read about before in magazines, I was a little bit star struck! By the way... Pilar and I made Top Therapists of 2011 ;) (so did everyone else who stopped by the Massage Magazine booth, hah hah!)
So now that June is calming down, I'll be sticking around San Antonio for the next two months. Schedule a massage with me while you can, or try to squeeze into one of my local classes before I jet out again! I'm looking forward to my September Houston Ashiatsu class trip, where I'll be meeting up with a fun Houston scooter group to ride around with, and in October I'm heading up to Portland Oregon for the national American Massage Therapy Association convention with 4 other Ashiatsu instructors. Fun!
Take a sneak peek at our feet from this past weekends Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy class I taught in San Antonio. We had a blast, and even had time to set up the portable bar system as a group project! Now Texas has 8 more amazing Ashiatsu therapists in Laredo, Odessa, San Antonio and Austin - welcome to the family!
I'm ~slightly~ changing my office hours so that I can be more available in the high-tide of massage times:
Mondays & Fridays: 10am-5:30pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:30-6:30pm
Every other Saturday: 11-3:30pm
Wednesdays & Sundays: Closed
Remember to try and schedule a week in advance, or book reoccuring sessions to get your favorite spot, and please make any changes to your appointment no later than 24 hours in advance. When scheduling online, enter your email address to get an automatic appointment reminder!
Upcoming dates that I will be away from the office teaching Ashiatsu classes: (These may create a traffic jam for appointments, so plan ahead)
Visit this link to read the information about the latest 4/5 bills that are trying to get passed in Texas - and how they effect Licensed Massage Therapists.
I am completely honored and excited to be a part of Nydia's next Foot Workshop, and would LOVE to see you there!
Nydia's knowledge of anatomy and injury prevention poors out in her classes, she completely glows with her passion to share this information with others! Come learn about the amazing bones and muscles in your feet, how to use them, how to move them and how to strengthen them with yoga to stay healthy and injury free! Then stay to hear Adan from Good Sports talk about the benefits of Vibram 5 Finger shoes and barefoot running options, experience Nydia's onsite massage therapist Summer's awesome foot reflexology lesson which effects your own full body by accessing certain points in the feet, then feel the power of the feet from a barefoot massage from me on my portable Ashiatsu bars that I'll have set up in her studio! It'll be a foot-tastic night, with TOEtally wonderful information for ANYONE and EVERYONE interested in healing their heels ;)
(thanks Liz, Kim & Adela!!!!)
See y'all in about 2 weeks!
We celebrated the grand opening of the Houston Texas AOBT training center with Mardi Gr-Ashiatsu! Beads were flying in our Barefoot Basics class this week as a very talented group of 8 therapists showed me what their feet could do! In our Anterior/Sidelying class on Friday we made the best of an uneven 5 person class, and were able to figure out how to tandem-Ashi the anterior aspect of the legs! How would you like to have 2 Ashi therapists working on you at once!?!? (Better have a sturdy table!)
This fun group of graduates came from Houston, Austin, Dallas, Ft Worth and Lake Charles Louisiana!Welcome to the Ashi family!!
I'm back to massagin' in San Antonio from Monday March 7th through Thursday March 24th, then I'm off to teach in Seattle for a few weeks! Schedule your barefoot massage session with me while I'm in town... you can save your table time instantly and schedule online from my website at http://heelingsole.com/services-main.html
Are you a massage therapist and want to learn how to massage with your feet? Although many of my Barefoot Basics classes are already sold out, I do have room in the Ashi-Thai classes in February (San Antonio) and June (Houston.) If you already know Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy but need to learn the intermediate course.... come to Anterior/Sidelying next weekend, or in Houston in March! Follow this link to read more!
Are you one of the 234 lucky people who purchased a Groupon for a Fijian Massage @ Heeling Sole? Well it's almost been a year now, and they are set to expire on March 4th, 2011! Hurry in!
The Groupon's are for one 60-minute Fijian Barefoot Massage, valued at $60, you lucky dogs purchased them for $30!
After the Groupons expire on March 4th, their value drops to only $30, so you may still use them towards the purchase of any massage by paying the difference in price. Once these Groupon's expire, you miss out on a great deal, so be sure to save time for yourself and schedule a session soon. Same day appointments are not always available, so please book in advance.
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