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Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage Experience

 

GO BAREFOOT

 

Certified Barefoot Masters Instructor & Therapist

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SPECIALIZATION

Ashiatsu is the deepest, most luxurious massage on earth!

CE Massage Training

Learn Barefoot Massage Intro to Ashiatsu Stretch!  Our detailed list of classes discusses each class individually, expectations and cost.

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Pathophysiology

Brush up on your Patho with a massage therapist who is also a current graduate student in the College of Nursing at UAMS.

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Massage

From a full body Ashiatsu barefoot massage to a prenatal massage, your body will thank you.

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About Barefoot Bodyworks

The story began with me learning Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage… and morphed into so much more!

I discovered Ashiatsu Barefoot massage 10 years into my career as a bodyworker. I was experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome and would cringe when clients would request deep tissue massage. Within 5 minutes of receiving my first barefoot massage in training, I knew I had made the right decision about choosing to learn the barefoot modality. I am elated to report at 21 years into my career I am pain-free! My first massage of the day is just as strong as my last thanks to Ashiatsu! My clients report they cannot imagine having any other type of bodywork after experiencing the amazing results from Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage.

OUR MASSAGE TRAINING

Barefoot Bodyworks specializes in several massage modalities. Click on a class type to see our detailed list of classes, expectations, and cost.

Ashiatsu Massage Training

Learn Barefoot Massage Intro to Ashiatsu Stretch!

Bamboo Massage Training

Learn a massage technique that incorporates bamboo stalks of various lengths and diameters to provide deep-tissue work.

Fijian Massage Training

Learn the Fijian massage technique designed for deep tissue massage to be applied either by standing but preferably sitting in a chair.

Patho Made Easy

Learn how massage can help heal the human body. It’s a convergence of pathology with physiology.

Best massage I have ever gotten and i have had numerous massages!! I always ask the masseuse to give me deep tissue massage but I have never received that until today. My lower back was giving me trouble but Tiffany got it feeling so much better. I will be a regular here from now on 🙂
Jackie Hewett
Jackie Hewett
2018-12-12T03:47:50+0000
I recently took the Ashiatsu Bar Basic class on August 10-11th, 2018 after I was referred to Barefoot Bodyworks by a coworker. Prior to booking, I contacted Tiffany to find out more details. She was so informative, kind and responded quickly. I’m from out of town and she is located right next door to a Holiday Inn and also really close to the airport. I didn’t even need a rental car. I used Uber to get from the airport to the hotel. Really, I could have just walked; It’s only like 1/2 mile. Tiffany really knows her stuff. I love that the class sizes are small. She is watching and correcting all your moves if you make a mistake and she also gives a lot of positive feedback when you are doing it well. She is well prepared and provides a lot of online materials for review, such as YouTube videos, course handouts, instruction manual and is available if you have questions later. I would recommend Tiffany (Barefoot Bodyworks) to anyone interested in learning Ashiatsu barefoot massage!
Carrie Olsen
Carrie Olsen
2018-08-13T17:37:44+0000
I recently learned Ashiatsu massage from Tiffany Diaz-Linam with Barefoot Bodyworks. I could not be happier! First off, I live in Salt Lake City Utah. I could have taken Ashiatsu training here, but I have learned that I am rather selective when it comes to who I want to receive training from. When I came across Tiffany Diaz on youtube, I was instantly drawn to her professional approach to teaching. I was equally drawn to Tiffany as its clear she takes fitness and health seriously and practices what she preaches. After contacting Tiffany about Ashiatsu training, she responding to me that day with enthusiasm and professionalism. She also gave me travel tips on where to stay in AR. There is a Holiday Express literally next door to her studio, and the airport is only a 5-minute drive. It made it really efficient to travel there by myself and not need a car. The training was an intensive 2 days, that started on time and we went straight to work immediately. I really enjoy the no-nonsense approach to massage training, and highly value that there were only two other students in the class besides myself. I left the two-day trainings feeling ready to do Ashiatsu on the public. We received a lot of hands on training, or "feet on training" during our class time, which is critical to feeling confident about selling a new massage modality through your business. Ashiatsu is unlike any style of massage, and Tiffany was there the entire time making sure our bodies were in the right place to prevent injury to ourselves or to the client. I also took the advanced Ashiatsu course the following day one on one with Tiffany. It was incredible to be a solo student, and I highly recommend if you take the beginning Ashiatsu course, that you follow up with one more day of advanced to tie it all together. I wanted to get the most out of my time in AR, and Tiffany definitely delivered. If you come down to AR to take Ashiatsu training from Barefootbodyworks, you should prepare to sweat, prepare to work, prepare to learn! Overall, Tiffany is an incredible teacher and leads by example. After I left AR, I felt on cloud nine. It is hard not to feel motivated around Tiffany! Overall, I took the leap to come to AR by myself not knowing Tiffany beforehand. And I can tell you, she is the real deal. I can also tell you, Ashiatsu was the right choice for me as I plan on having a lifelong career in Massage and need to use my body more efficiently, especially when it comes to deep tissue. Massage is really wearing on the joints, and by doing Ashiatsu, you can use your body in a radically different way. I also love receiving Ashiatsu. It feels like smooth, solid and deeper pressure that really gets the job done and keeps you very relaxed while doing so!
Jennifer Baird
Jennifer Baird
2018-06-25T17:24:09+0000
This past weekend I was fortunate enough to take Tiffany Diaz's Warm Bamboo massage class in Fort Smith, AR. I was pleased to be so welcomed in her work space and found her teaching to be very informative! I decided to purchase the bamboo stalks from her rather than an online source. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and craftsmanship of the bamboo stalks. Well worth the money spent! I am so glad I found this course as I wanted to expand my services offered to my clients. The course was a joy to be a part of. I learned so many great techniques with the warm bamboo and enjoyed receiving the treatment as well, so that I would know what I will be offering to my clients. Tiffany was so friendly and fun to learn from! I look forward to taking another class taught by Tiffany in the future!
Krista Charbonneau
Krista Charbonneau
2018-04-26T16:34:09+0000
I've had lots of massages, but none quite like the one I had today here at this place! It was the best massage I've ever had�. I would highly recommend visiting if you have not already! From now on when I need a massage this will be the place that I go�
Amy Fryday
Amy Fryday
2018-03-08T04:36:50+0000
This past month i took two of Tiffany's 3hr. Ceu classes. Autoimmunity for massage therapist and understanding inflammation,immunity, and the gut micro biome for massage therapist. Tiffany is amazing! She is always just a phone call away and extremely helpful with any questions you might have. She's really dedicated to helping you learn. Her web-site is easy to navigate. And the courses are jam-packed with information. In these courses you have material to read along with study guides and videos that really help reinforce the information. I gained a lot of knowledge from the classes. Definitely worth the money and time. I also love the fact that I could do these courses at my own pace. A++ all the way around!
Heather Grinder
Heather Grinder
2018-01-25T06:29:05+0000
The 18-hour Pathophysiology for LMTs course I took this weekend was fantastic! Tiffany covered a wide range of pathologies, complete with various scenarios and class discussion for each. It broadens your thinking and allows you to assess clients from a more holistic perspective. Highly recommended!
Alan Simmons
Alan Simmons
2017-11-02T21:42:24+0000
The past two days of the Ashiatsu Barefoot Bar Basic 18-hour course that I attended was nothing less than an amazing experience! I got so much out of the class with all of the hands on training along with the variety of learning skills that we touched base with while learning, practicing, and receiving this type of massage. I was nervous about the memorization of the steps but trust me, you'll remember them by the end and Tiffany makes sure you're 100% confident. Highly recommend to LMT's wanting to extend their repertoire and further their training.
Brooke Hastey
Brooke Hastey
2017-10-17T23:08:25+0000
Tiffany is SO good at what she does! I always leave feeling so rejuvenated. She keeps my body healthy so I can Crossfit longer ��
Kaci Singer
Kaci Singer
2017-10-04T12:28:31+0000
Sincerely one of the best massages I have EVER had!! Very friendly and comfortable atmosphere as well! I will definitely recommend to others! �
Ashley Moad
Ashley Moad
2017-08-14T23:07:51+0000
I gotta say that I had a blast learning "Floor Ashiatsu" @ Barefoot Bodyworks with Tiffany Diaz-Linam. I had such an amazing experience and I learned so much in these 2 days course. Working on the floor made it so much easier then working on the table itself. (Well at least from my point of view ��) Loved the small classes she provides cuz this way we had Tiffany giving us her full attention! She answered all my question and even gave tips to better myself in the art of Ashiatsu! So pleased with my experience! This lady is the real deal, so knowledgeable, intelligent, wonderful person and always so happy and smily, that really made my class time worth more then a million bucks! Definitely coming back for my advance class at Barefoot Bodyworks in Fort Smith! Thank so much for the good time and knowledge you shared with us Tiffany! ��� Tengo que decir que tuve un tiempo padrísimo aprendiendo "Ashiatsu de piso" en el estudio de Barefoot Bodyworks con Tiffany Díaz-Linam. Tuve una increíble experienciay aprendí tanto en esta clase de 2 días! Trabajar en el piso lo hizo más fácil para mí que trabajar en la mesa de masaje. (Bueno al menos para mí así fue��). Me encanto que la clase fue pequeña ya que así tuve todo la atención de Tiffany y de pasada me dio unos ideas para mejorar en el Arte de Ashiatsu! Estoy tan contenta con mi experiencia! Esta chica vale realmente la pena ir con ella! Es una chica muy conocedora, inteligente, magnífica persona, y siempre muy contenta y sonriente eso fue lo que hizo que mi clase valiera un más que un millón de dólares! Definitivamente voy a regresar a Barefoot Bodywork para tomar mi clase avanzada de Ashiatsu! Muchísimas gracias por los buenos momentos que pasamos y por compartir tu conocimiento, Tiffany! ���
Brenda Chico De Fuentes
Brenda Chico De Fuentes
2017-07-31T13:19:25+0000
I completed the Ashiatsu Barefoot Bars Basic 18 hour course today. I have wanted to take it for a while because I liked the idea of working with my whole body instead of wearing out my hands, wrists, and arms. After taking the class I'm in love with this technique! It is beyond amazing. It feels so much more natural for the therapist and provides the client with the best massage they have ever had. Tiffany is a very thorough and focused instructor, and also has a warm and welcoming energy. I feel like I learned so much in 2 days, but I will definitely be back to advance my skills. Thank you!
Manda Reyes
Manda Reyes
2017-07-11T02:51:55+0000
I completed the 18 hour Basic Ashiatsu course with Tiffany Diaz this weekend and I am floored by how amazing barefoot work is! If I had to choose one massage modality to receive the rest of my life this would win hands down! Being able to give a full deep tissue massage without hurting my hands and wrists is gold. Tiffany is a wonderful instructor, she even took some great photos of me in action so that I would have images to use. The small class size means you have her full attention so you learn better and therefore leave feeling super capable of putting Ashiatsu to work for you in your own practice immediately. I will definitely be back to learn more, thank you Tiffany!
Amanda Rochelle
Amanda Rochelle
2017-07-10T22:59:39+0000
I love taking classes with Tiffany..the pace I do best with..very good instruction and materials..able to ask questions and get informative answers...upbeat and fun too 🙂 I would recommend taking classes with her to any and all my licensed massage therapists peers..I've taken so far the Ahhshiatsu and Bamboosage classes..loved both...plans to.take all the other classes she offers as the budget permits 🙂
Brenda Jane Graham
Brenda Jane Graham
2017-06-16T02:49:39+0000
Since March 2017 I have taken three classes at Barefoot Bodyworks with owner/instructor Tiffany Diaz-Linam: Intro to Ashiatsu, Ashiatsu Bar Basic, and Bamboossage. Tiffany is a remarkable instructor who is energetic, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable about these modalities! Initially my friends recommended I take one of her classes. After my first class experience with her teaching methods and personality, I was drawn back for two additional courses, and…I’m looking forward to taking many more with her! Thank you so much Tiffany for teaching massage therapists alternative methods to work with our clients!
Melodye Stickley
Melodye Stickley
2017-06-16T01:13:05+0000
Another great class taken today with Tiffany Diaz. Fijian massage is another hand-saving technique that will help this veteran therapist. Thank you for your knowledge, patience and humor Tiffany!
Jenne Billings Barr
Jenne Billings Barr
2017-06-06T01:48:49+0000
I took Tiffany's 18 hour pathology class this past weekend. I have to say if you are looking for more knowledge that can help you safely deliver massage or learn when massage is contraindicated this is the class for you. The class is discussion based as you work through case studies to further your knowledge of common illnesses. Don't worry you won't be on the spot you can share based on your experience and learn from other therapists. Tiffany has a wealth of experience both as a RN and MT. The book she choose for this class is well laid out and a great resource to keep on hand in your massage practice. Thank you Tiffany for a great class and resource.
Krista Moore
Krista Moore
2017-05-30T19:23:58+0000
Extremely professional, wonderful atmosphere, and it just felt sooooo darn good!!!
Drew N Amy Waack
Drew N Amy Waack
2017-05-26T19:53:02+0000
Tiffany is a fantastic teacher! Lots of positive reinforcement for the tentative student learning new technique!! Can't wait to take more training from her.
Cheryl Simmons Pierce
Cheryl Simmons Pierce
2017-05-04T03:47:14+0000
I just finished my Bamboossage class with Barefoot Bodyworks! I couldn't be more pleased with the structure and content of the whole process! I not only enjoyed the class but I feel totally confident that I can put this modality into practice immediately with my clients. Tiffany is an extraordinary teacher and did a wonderful job of prepping us before class with reading materials and instruction videos. Im so excited to get started using what I have learned today. Thank you Tiffany!!! I will be taking more of your classes soon!!! 🙂
Diana Cossairt
Diana Cossairt
2017-04-03T01:15:04+0000
Great instructor, great class! I highly recommend it to any massage therapist wanting to expand their practice or save their hands, or both!
Rachel Goza
Rachel Goza
2017-03-14T18:40:00+0000
Tiffany is an awesome instructor! She is very attentive, articulate, and has vast knowledge in technique. For me, as a spa owner, the fact that she would travel to our spa and spend a day was very important. We were able to train all staff in one day, with out missing client appointments. Her teaching style is on point and she is a joy to work with!
Michelle Christen
Michelle Christen
2017-02-27T00:08:51+0000
Every class I have taken at Barefoot Bodyworks has been excellent! The materials are a great addition to Tiffany's teaching. Highly reccomend everyone to take a class with Tiffany!
Misty D. Vaughn
Misty D. Vaughn
2017-02-23T19:34:41+0000
One of the best continuing education class I’ve taken! Learning a new modality is intimidating, especially learning to use another part of your body. Tiffany does an amazing job with technical instruction as well as manually moving your appendage to where it needs to be. The course is also divided into two days which gives slow learners time digest information (me). Class is well structured. Objectives are outlined, covered, and reviewed in class.
Ron Nguyen
Ron Nguyen
2017-01-17T22:48:05+0000
I love the fijian barefoot massage class! It is very hands on but also get the reading outline to read along with it. She is very informative and professional. I feel I will be able to use this class & techniques with ease. I'm very interested in taking more of her classes!
Sarah D Stevens
Sarah D Stevens
2017-01-08T22:16:35+0000
Before Tiffany's basic Ashiatsu class, working with my feet was the furthest thing from my mind but after experiencing her easy teaching style, top notch material and true dedication to her students' success, how could I not fall in love with this modality? Barefoot Basics is a must for every therapist's repertoire.
Jessica Tolliver
Jessica Tolliver
2017-01-01T00:14:00+0000
Fijian class was phenomenal! Perfect size, great atmosphere, teaching style and methods flowed together very well, and feed back throughout was very encouraging. I would recommend taking any class lead by Tiffany! I can't wait to come back!
Sera McKenzie
Sera McKenzie
2016-12-14T02:25:46+0000
I loved that I chose to take my first CE class with Tiffany! She is a great instructor and made the class so fun! I loved the small class size! Would definitely recommend her CE classes! Can't wait to sign up for my next class!
Sara Meek
Sara Meek
2016-12-14T02:21:10+0000
This was by far the best ever CE class ever!! Tiffany is so professional and experienced and just amazing. The small classes are perfect for that one on one learning. I'm so happy and pumped to start doing Ashiatsu in my practice. Thank you so much for a wonderful class!!! 🤓👍🏼👣I will for sure be back!!
Angelica M. Monterroza Lmt
Angelica M. Monterroza Lmt
2016-12-04T22:53:14+0000
Tiffany was very professional and informative about the barefoot massage process and benefits. Excellent deep tissue massage in a very relaxing, professional environment!
Stephanie Cole Whitaker
Stephanie Cole Whitaker
2016-08-20T01:15:24+0000
Getting a Barefoot Massage was an amazing experience. A massage like I have never had before. The therapist were top notch, very professional and provided pressure to get to the deep tissue. I felt like I was on a cloud. Highly recommend!
Suzanne Karns Clayton
Suzanne Karns Clayton
2016-04-11T01:26:31+0000
Tiffany Diaz was a wonderful instructor, this class was very much worth the money. I feel my time was well spent. Tiffany answered all our questions, and explained in detail all the modalities. We had lots of hands on time. I highly recommend this class and Tiffany.
Kelly Brown Bullard
Kelly Brown Bullard
2016-04-10T16:56:59+0000
Lots of hands on and Tiffany definitely knows what she is talking about. The best ceu class.
Kimberly Holten Lee
Kimberly Holten Lee
2016-04-10T16:56:19+0000
This was a gift given to me and I am so thankful! I was skeptical about a barefoot massage...not anymore! Tiffany was a professional with her technique and how well she put me at ease. As soon as my session was over, I bought a GC for someone who would benefit from this unique and wonderful service. I will be back.
Deanna Prophet-Pyles
Deanna Prophet-Pyles
2016-04-03T22:11:33+0000
I am going to start off by saying that Tiffany is a MASSAGE GODDESS!!! The massage was very relaxing but intense at the same time! When I left there I felt like a big bowl of jello! Can't wait to have my next one!! Thanks Tiffany!! You are the best!
Taylor Sterling
Taylor Sterling
2016-03-18T12:35:09+0000
Absolutely the best massage I have ever had!!!!!
Donald Middleton
Donald Middleton
2015-07-05T01:39:36+0000
Tiffany is an incredible, professional, and beautiful massage therapist! I left Barefoot feeling amazing and refreshed! I wouldn't even consider letting another massage me, Tiffany is the best!
Shannon Smith
Shannon Smith
2015-05-08T06:13:56+0000
A great refreshing massage, I will be back for more...a catalyst to my fitness regiment! Thanks Tiffany!
Ricky Bateman
Ricky Bateman
2015-03-14T15:46:11+0000
Thanks so much Tiffany!! Pretty sure that you re-defined "massage" in my book!! Can't wait for my next appointment!! BEST massage..EVER! Will for sure be sending friends your way!
Kelly Sadler
Kelly Sadler
2014-06-06T17:41:31+0000
All I can say is AMAZING!!!!!!!! I've had rubs before, this was a MASSAGE! Tiffany was and is an amazing person! This is "the BEST kept secret is F.S." thank you again SOOOOO much!
Amanda Foster
Amanda Foster
2013-08-22T02:19:08+0000
I received a gift certificate from an old buddy for Barefoot Bodyworks. I was thoroughly impressed by the professionalism and the deep tissue massage. Thank you so much, I highly recommend!! Eugene
Sharon Kersh
Sharon Kersh
2013-08-06T02:10:09+0000
If you need a serious massage, this is the place! I keep coming back for more abuse because she's so good!
Jeff Necessary
Jeff Necessary
2013-03-10T23:19:59+0000

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