BareFoot BodyWorks SLO
What is Barefoot Massage?
Barefoot Massage is an Ashiatsu technique using aspects of traditional Japanese Ashiatsu, in combination with western Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Myofascial Massage styles to give a Deep Tissue massage using the massage therapists’ feet as an effective multifaceted tool. The deep strokes from the Barefoot Massage therapists’ feet, gravity-assisted depth, and compression deliver a deep tissue, myofascial massage to deliver a better deep massage experience to clients.
Frequently Asked Questions...
Does it have to be Extremely Deep?
Pressure can range from a deep Swedish level to a deep Myofascial pressure.
With over 24 years of massage experience and 14 specializing in Barefoot Massage, I can adjust the pressure, intensity, angle, and direction of pressure with precision. Discomfort happens when addressing tissues with certain issues and injuries. Any discomfort should be tolerable and on the good side of 'hurt so good'. Always communicate with any massage professional when the pressure is too much or not enough.
Do I take all my clothes off for Barefoot massage?
Yes & No
It is best if you take all clothing off for a deep-tissue Barefoot massage, this is for several reasons the main two are:
It allows the gluteus to be accessed. It isn't impossible to work these muscles through underwear but it isn't the most effective either. Also, work over underwear or clothes with any oil/wax/lotion just gets your clothing oily. Your massage professional should keep professional draping in place at all times. (Draping is the sheet/blanket covering your body)
If you're receiving a Fijian or Mobility massage, You can leave your clothing on. It is best to wear comfortable loose and/or stretchy clothing for these sessions.
You should ALWAYS undress to the level that you feel the most comfortable and secure with.
Can you feel with our Feet?
I frequently get asked … ‘ If I can feel with my feet compared to my hand?’
YES, I Absolutely Can!
did you know that the feet have over 200,000 nerve endings vs. the hand with its 17,000?
The curves of the feet fit the curves of the muscles in the body, perfectly…
With all those nerve endings, countless hours in training and learning, and over 14 years of BareFoot experience, I can deliver an incredibly intuitive and precise Barefoot massage.
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Services, Fees & Booking
30-minute Sessions ~ $65
60-minute Sessions ~ $135
90-minute Sessions ~ $200
120-minute Sessions ~$280
150-minute Sessions ~$335
75-minute Sessions ~ $165
105-minute Sessions ~ $235
Memberships & Packages Sessions
Are you interested in committing yourself to a monthly Barefoot Massage session? Our monthly, every two months, or every 6-week membership offers a $15 discount on the regular price session. The membership automatically renews at each interval. You have additional perks when you add CBD or Cupping add-ons at a 5% and 8% discount, respectively. Additionally, you can purchase one gift or schedule one additional session at the membership rate each month. Your membership sessions are valid for 90 days and can be shared with loved ones.
Packages are a set number of sessions
Pre-purchased at a discounted rate
$32 off package of 4 sessions
$54 off package of 6 sessions
$80 off package of 8 sessions
Packages or memberships are a wonderful way to establish a regular bodywork commitment, allowing for a focused program for sessions and/or maintaining sessions. These packages are also shareable between family members and friends.
Series of CBD add-ons
Series of cupping treatments
Barefoot Massage is an Ashiatsu technique using deep strokes from the massage therapists’ feet, utilizing gravity-assisted depth, and compression, to deliver a deep massage like no other. The style is a combination of western and eastern forms of deep tissue technique and ancient forms of barefoot bodywork dating back thousands of years from cultures across several countries. Here at BareFoot BodyWorks SLO, we utilize all of our extensive training to deliver an effective Barefoot Session.
Mobility Massage is a session focused on your flexibility and range of motion joints. It's a combination of styles: Thai, Range of Motion, and Stretching. This can be added to reg. Barefoot Sessions to some degree. Stretch Therapy enhances performance through mobility. This modality of massage can incorporate more dynamic movements with varying active assisted range of motion(as-rom) and passive range of motion(p-rom) techniques based on your needs and the goals of the session.
Soft cup cupping is a powerful therapeutic technique that has been used for centuries to promote healing and relaxation. This treatment is perfect for anyone looking to improve their overall health and well-being. Soft cup cupping can be added to any session or booked as a stand-alone treatment.
The science behind cupping is fascinating. By creating a vacuum inside the cup, the skin is gently pulled upwards, creating a suction effect. This suction brings fresh blood and oxygen to the affected area, increasing circulation and promoting healing. The suction also helps to release tense and tight muscles, reducing pain and discomfort.
Ashiatsu massage is absolutely the best deep tissue massage, and Missy is exceptional. Highest recommendation.
This is by far the best massage I have ever had. Missy is a skilled and intuitive bodyworker. She is very knowledgeable of her craft and cares deeply for her clients. I trust her implicitly with my massage care.
Today was my second visit to BareFoot body works, and it was just as good as the first time. Missy is a master at her craft. The deep tissue technique she uses is amazing… worth every penny.
What Clients are saying...
Being a massage therapist myself and yet to try Ashiatsu modality l did not know what l was missing. Missy is highly skilled and intuitive within her sessions. From the moment you enter the studio you feel at home and I walk away from each session feeling so much balance and relaxation that other modalities can't offer.
I encourage you to book a session and you will be transformed. 10 out of 10.
Jessica, SLO 2022
In a field saturated with mediocre half-hearted bodyworkers, Missy absolutely shines. She is a beacon of true talent and expertise in San Luis Obispo county. Even with hundreds of hours of receiving under my belt, I wasn't sure what to expect from Missy's barefooted practice. It is unlike any deep tissue massage I've ever had. As a fellow bodyworker I am both humbled and excited to have discovered this wonderful practice and this wonderful person!
I have had massage regularly for over 20 years and this massage style is my favorite. Missy is exceptional at what she does and I promise you will get results and feel amazing.