I'm so glad you are enjoying it! I love watching the videos for Ashiatsu on youtube! I've been practicing on my boyfriend, sitting on a stool to work on the back. I've also been practicing on the extremities with him laying on the floor and using the stool for balance. I'm not as fluid or comfortable as I would like to be, but obviously it will take time for my feet to become more accustomed. I think my biggest challenge has been how to use my feet in strokes other than just effleurage or compression, but I'm working on it. =)
Did you install bars at work or at home? And did you buy them through deep feet (is this where you learned?) or make your own? I'm considering making my own practice set in the basement using eye hooks and an old set of round banisters.
I have thought that maybe I could get table extenders, since I already have a wider model table, I will have to look into this more.
I meant fear from both sides, such as worrying about hurting the client or working too deeply or them not being comfortable enough to try it. I think it's like any style of different massage, you just need to show people how GOOD it feels =)
I've looked around for classes, I will probably have to travel somewhere in the future for it. I did find a therapist down the street who does ashiatsu, but she wasn't very receptive to trading.
Oh well, I guess for now I shall practice alone!