Ashiatsu Massage: Using Innovation to Prevent Injury & Burn Out

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 08, 2021

After graduating from massage school in 2003, Brenda Blakesley, LMT experienced the massage therapy field in a wellness center and gym format. Soon after, the spa format became an opportunity. In Las Vegas, at Spa Bellagio, Brenda’s true passion for Ashiatsu was born. Working ten-hour days and feeling every minute of it in her shoulders and arms, barefoot massage quickly became her go-to modality. According to Blakesley, “When the Bellagio in Las Vegas built their second tower in the early 2000’s, Ashiatsu was added to the Spa Bellagio menu, and I immediately signed up for the training. Shortly before the building began, the movie “Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle” had come out and featured Lucy Lui performing Ashiatsu at the beginning of the movie. I knew I had to do it.”