After graduating from massage school in Utah in 2003, Brenda worked in a wellness center, specializing in sports massage. She wanted to experience working as a therapist in resorts, and Vegas became an ideal option. Starting in 2004, Brenda worked as a massage therapist at Spa Bellagio, (the Las Vegas Hotel Casino), where she originally learned Ashiatsu & fell in love with it. It was during her Bellagio years that the true & many benefits of providing Ashiatsu were proven to her time and time again.
In 2007 Brenda began instructing for the Deepfeet Bar Therapy /Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy company, teaching their protocols and methods. In 2010, Brenda had moved from Nevada to Wyoming, where ‘Bare Your Sole’ was born. As the name suggests, it’s all about the journey one begins by learning Ashiatsu. The reality that evolving methods, techniques, and efficiency in the modality was a strong necessity began the next foot of her Ashiatsu journey: she left the Deepfeet company to expand her skills, knowledge, and finally be able to bring the roots of Ashiatsu back into practice. The door for sharing the passion, truth, possibilities, and options was finally open, and this ancient modality is now in shape for the modern therapist.
For the last several years, she’s worked diligently, solely dedicating her time to teaching this unique, effective modality. With every effort, she is committed to updating information, improving quality, & offering more options for clients and therapists, all while offering the highest quality education at the most reasonable cost possible.
The main goal for Southwest Ashiatsu (dba Bare Your Sole) is to create an avenue for massage therapists to enrich and lengthen their careers so they can love their work as much as their clients do.