Fijian Massage (Posterior): One Day Course

Course description

Fijian Massage is a method where therapists use 8 different parts of their own feet to effectively massage clients who are lying on padded cushions on the floor.  Fijian Massage helps "save the therapist's hands".  This can raise the number of clients seen per day plus add to your career longevity.  It helps clients to recover from muscle injuries and most clients prefer the more gentle pressure with the heel of the foot being utilized instead of the elbow.
Fijian Massage is not walking on the client, but strokes can be done standing or sitting in a chair as the weight of your leg gauges the pressure.  No hands, arms, or shoulders are ever used with any aspect of Fijian Massage--making it truly a "hands saving" technique.

Learning Objectives

  • The 8 different parts of the foot for various strokes, pressure, and positioning.
  • How to perform balance techniques while giving Fijian Massage.
  • How to perform a Fijian Massage in both the posterior and side lying positions on clients.
  • How to massage while standing, sitting in a chair, and reclining on the floor.
  • The importance of foot care.
  • The history and benefits of Fijian Massage to market effectively to clients.

Pain relief is just a foot away, so let's trim our toenails and learn how to massage with our feet!!


Therapists need to wear cotton clothing--no jeans-- and bring:

  • A full/queen sheet for the floor.
  • 6 pillows (with cases) or the Body Cushion 3 piece set (or similar system).
  • A twin sheet to cover pillows if not using the Body Cushion or similar system.
  • Adjustable face cradles that will NOT lie flat on the floor--we need breathing space--and covers.
  • Water and snacks. Lunch will be on your own.

Course details

Date: Saturday, July 8 2017 (8 am - 5 pm)
Cost: $160 before June 23 / $185 after
CEs: 8
Instructor: Barbara Kilzer


*All continuing education opportunities are based on availability. In the event that a course does not fill, or the instructor must cancel, the Institute for Massage Education reserves the right to cancel the course.


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