About Barefoot Masters
Michelle D. Mace-Lambert
A licensed massage therapist since 1997, is the founder and principal instructor of Barefoot Masters®.She offers instruction in Ashiatsu Bar Therapy, Ashiatsu Floor Massage, Fijian Massage, Bamboossage® Bamboo Massage, Bamboo2Go® Chair Massage, and Stones2Go®, which is an easily portable stone therapy.
She has traveled to Asia and studied with the master himself, Prahbat Menon from Kerala, India, who has written the only book on the subject of Chavutti Thirummal. She has also studied with Ruthie Hardee from Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy and Lolita Knight of Fijian massage, becoming an instructor for both parties. She left both to develop her own style and founded the Barefoot Masters.
In Ashiatsu, she developed the anterior routine as well as revamping basic Ashiatsu so everyone could do the basic one-footed techniques. She has been training therapists in Ashiatsu Bar Therapy since 2001. After the experience of giving a deep tissue without hurting after the session and receiving great reviews from clients, Michelle knew that this natural balance of using feet was the answer to most massage therapists, basic issues: to give a deep tissue massage that was relaxing for the client and not injurious to the therapist. She believes that Ashiatsu massage is going to provide a lasting future for the massage therapists.
Michelle has a vision of wanting all therapists to do Ashiatsu, so she further developed the Ashiatsu Floor routine, suitable for house calls and for therapists who did not have use of bars.
The Bamboossage® bamboo massage modality is her latest development for helping therapists save their hands and extend their livelihoods as massage therapists. This technique uses a heated set of bamboo and rattan tools. Many of the same bamboo tools are also used in Bamboo2Go®, which is a bamboo modality utilizing portable massage chairs.
Another barefoot modality taught by Michelle is Fijian Massage, which can be offered in the therapist's office or taken to a client's home. No oils or creams are used in this technique where the client remains fully clothed and prone on floor mats and pillows while the massage therapist administers the strokes.
She also offers a course in stone therapy, Stones2Go®, that is easy to learn, use, and transport to a client's home.
She has presented at AMTA in Nashville and has been a presenter at the prestigious FSMTA convention. Having taught all across the United States as well as Canada and Jamaica, she is inspired to teach a course that includes the posterior, anterior, with certification at the most affordable price available.
Michelle travels to bring these techniques to where you are. She has trained therapists for the Ritz Carlton, Hyatt , Grand Marriott, The American Club, as well as the Sans Souci Couples Resort in Jamaica. Saving the hands of massage therapists is her ultimate goal.
The courses offered are continuing education classes for Massage Therapists who need to save their hands, so they can keep doing what they love forever, while adding diversity and income to their menus.
Up to now, massage therapy techniques benefited the client but at the expense of the therapist. The modalities offered by Barefoot Masters benefit both, by building strength and grace in the areas of our bodies that need it the most, and by giving a rest to our hands.
Other instructors for Barefoot Masters include: Samantha Moeller, Brenda Mowry, Pamela Hietanen and Terie Fighmaster.
Samantha Moeller, RN, WRMT
A registered nurse since 1993 and a massage therapist since 2000. She is also the owner of small day spa (Wholistic Health Day Spa) in New London, WI where her massage staff is all trained in Ashiatsu.
Brenda Mowry RN, LMT
Working as a registered nurse for 15 years before deciding to return to school for massage therapy. She completed her training at the Wellness and Massage Training Institute in Woodridge, IL. Brenda has owned and operated Be Your Best Therapeutic Massage since 1992.
After completing her massage training, Brenda began to take continuing education classes in the hope of finding a technique that would allow her to maintain her massage career for many years. She has taken Cranial Sacral Technique, Myofascial Release, and Jaffee Mellor Technique classes. Several years ago she took the Ahh...shiatsu® class from Barefoot Masters and discovered she had finally found the technique she had been looking for. She feels that by using Ahh...shiatsu®, she will be able to remain in the massage field for many more years. She wanted to help other massage therapists lengthen their careers so she began teaching the Ahh...shiatsu® technique for Michelle Mace-Lambert of Barefoot Masters®, Inc. last year. Brenda offers classes in both Bar and Floor Ahh...shiatsu® in northwest Indiana.
"Students enjoy learning a technique that uses something other than their hands or a tool. It is fun to watch their reaction as they realize they can do a great deep tissue massage with their feet without injuring their bodies."
After becoming a licensed massage therapist in 1999, trading the profession of aerospace for massage therapy after having seen what the gift of touch gave her grandfather. As a result, Terie decided that she needed to focus on her place in this world and what she had to offer others.
She has been blessed with the ability to study with some of the most insightful professionals in the field of bodywork. One of those instructors was Michelle Mace in 2004. After completing the training, she wanted to share the techniques with all therapists seeking longevity in this field of work and became an instructor for Barefoot Masters.
Terie has maintained her private practice over the years but her joy comes from working with some of the greatest Spas in the nation. She loves the professional environment and the ability to touch a large number of our population. Her hope is to share this modality with Spas and therapists everywhere. Join her in a class exploration into Ahh...Shiatsu, Ahh...Shiatsu floor or Bamboossage.
Terie Fightmaster Arizona # MT-02872 NCBTMB # 427332-00
“Barefoot Masters® and My2Feet”, founded by Michelle Mace-Lambert, LMT, have been teaching and developing massage modalities for nearly a decade . We offer:
- Home Study CEU Courses
- Live CEU Courses
- Bamboossage® Tools Sets
- Instructor Opportunities
Michelle D. Mace-Lambert, LMT is approved by NCBTMB #403532-00, Florida provider #50-2045, AL and TN and accepted by ABMP and AMTA.
Barefoot Masters provides complete programs (anterior and posterior with certification) offering the highest standards in training for massage therapists at the most affordable prices.
“Through the teaching of massage, we endeavor to provide a high quality of personal attention in an effort to develop each student’s ability, while adding diversity and longevity to their careers."
The modalities offered by Barefoot Masters allow therapists to produce more services per day, creating a win-win situation for therapists and business owners.
We are proud of our attention to a fun, friendly and positive class environment. Our courses are designed to give you the most value for your time and money. We hope to make your continuing education experience the best ever. Barefoot Masters, thanks you for visiting our site. If you need anything or have any questions, please feel free to contact us, as we value your business.