We had the good fortune of connecting with Christy Bebout and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christy, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success in teaching other Massage Therapists is my passion to not only help the client’s they work on, but to help them be able to do so without causing pain to their own bodies in the process. DeepFeet Bar Therapy Ashiatsu and Sarga Bodywork allows the Massage Therapist to extend their career for years beyond what traditional massage would allow. The brand DeepFeet Bar Therapy were the pioneers in this particular modality in 1995 here in the United States. We provide in depth training with our students with the highest of integrity.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve been a Massage Therapist since 2001. Shortly after I went to Esthetics school to add to my toolbox for the spa industry I was about to enter. While this career is extremely rewarding, it takes a toll on the therapists’ body in doing so. It was challenging to want to provide my clients with the best massage possible, but it eventually took a toll on my body physically. A majority of clients want deep tissue or to “make it hurt so good.” This is physically challenging for even the “strongest” of massage therapists. I had been doing massage and teaching Esthetics to employees of spa’s around the country for 15 years before I discovered a modality called Ashiatsu. This modality allows the therapist to use their bodyweight and gravity to provide up to 3X the amount of pressure traditional massage will allow. This provided me with the strength and endurance to be able to not only give my clients the deep tissue they desired, but I was not in pain at the end of the day from bending at the waist and hurting my wrists. I learned it’s important to work smart and not hard in the massage therapy field! I would love for therapists to know that there is a way to extend their careers and give their clients the deep tissue massage without compromising their bodies in the process. I would also like for anyone looking for the deepest most relaxing massage on the planet to try Ashiatsu or Sarga Bodywork. Find a therapist on DeepFeet.com or Sargabodywork.com.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
An amazing relaxing time that I would recommend to a friend would be a week long road trip down HW 285 from Denver to Salida. Then we would stop by Mount Princeton Hot Springs and soak for the entire time! The restaurant at Mount Princeton has amazing food. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Ruthie Hardee is the founder of DeepFeet Bar Therapy. Ruthie made all of this possible for Massage Therapists to extend their careers in helping others to provide deep tissue massage without the pain of traditional deep tissue massage. Nancy Delong CEO of DeepFeet Bar Therapy is the amazing rock star. Nancy’s innovation and passion for the modality has taken DeepFeet Bar Therapy to the next level. Jivatma Massaguer and Daniel Tsukayama are the founders of Sarga Bodywork. They loved the Ashiatsu modality and put a different spin on it.

Website: www.deepfeet.com www.sargabodywork.com

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DeepFeet Bar Therapy

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