By Hillary Arrieta
This year, I joined the teaching crew at the Center for Barefoot Massage.
Since January I've been working my soles off and taking a deep dive in to Ashiatsu.
Even though I've already trained for years in this technique, This process showed me that I'd barely scratched the surface. There's so much to refine, and polish before I could bring Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage classes to Dallas. I've been lucky enough to have Strong mentors and students who teach me the intricate details of my work. When you teach, you learn too. September was my final teacher evaluation in the teacher training program and I had it in my brand new teaching studio. It's small but MIGHTY!! I'm so grateful to the students who challenged themselves physically and mentally through this three day workshop to learn or fine tune their skills.
I'll be teaching a semi-monthly Ashiatsu classes here in DFW for 2018 and I'll be adding some new barefoot massage modalities and workshops to the training schedule in 2019.
I've been wanting to bring more barefoot massage to Dallas and to the North Texas area for a long time and it's finally happening. Trainings are open to any licensed massage therapist. Find out more at on our Texas Ashiatsu training website.
Traveling to Dallas for Ashiatsu or Fijian Barefoot Class? Read here...
1721 W Plano Parkway #217
Plano, Texas 75075
map this address before you come in and get a lay of the land.
My Studio is in Plano, Texas which is a suburb of Dallas. I have a lot of students coming in from everywhere to take ashiatsu classes so i use "Dallas" as a regional city because more people know where its located over "Plano, Texas," Classes are intense and long days for your teacher so I kindly ask that you don't arrive any earlier than 8:45 AM the mornings of the training, buuuuttt don't be late! The class starts on time at 9:00 AM each morning and ends at 6:00 PM. We have so much to cover during our time together, so don't be late
Choose hotels off PGB tollway (190) and Cental Expressway (75) for best experience.
Many students love the Drury Inn Plaza Richardson, The nearby Holiday Inn, or finding a great deal on Airbnb - Just search the Zipcode for 75075.
Things to do:
Dallas area has several Korean style saunas, the King Spa and the Spa Castle ( with a hotel onsite.) Please note: These are not close to the studio and also not high-end day spas but traditional style bathhouses. If you love trying something new, these are great to experience. The Russain Banya and The Hamam in Frisco are all really different places to soothe your body and mind after a long day in class.
Coffee + Eats
Enjoy Dallas's own Eiland Coffee house. Their Canyon Creek Shop is close. I also stop at Pax and Beneficia and Rifle Coffee or trusty Starbucks. there's no shortage of great coffee near the training site.
Texas BBQ: Head over to Lockharts in Downtown Plano or Ten50 BBQ for the best selection.
TexMex: Don't miss Urban Rio, and Chuy's for Mexican food.
We have a Jason's deli just down the street and a Whole Foods nearby!
See the sights
Any Dallas fans? Check out South Fork Ranch. It's about East of us in Parker, Texas.
Take the nearby DART rail to Downtown Dallas, Klyde Warren Park, Uptown, Lower Greenville and Deep Ellum for city nightlife.
Directions to the studio.
If you're flying, I suggest flying in to Love Field airport.
From Love Field, take the Dallas North Tollway (North) to George Bush Turnpike East, Exit Custer Rd. Turn Right on to Plano Parkway and I'm a few blocks up on the left in a office building, Suite 217.
Look over our foot notes first! (https://barefootmassagecenter.com/footnotes/ )
if your questions are still unanswered,
send me an email at email@example.com
See you soon!
Dallas Massage Blog is a written journal about Massage Therapy, Wellness, and Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage in the Dallas, Texas area.