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Hi! I'm Al Poliarco


Licensed Bodywork & Massage Therapist

WI Licensed No. 13720-146

Certified Ashiatsu - Deepfeet Bar™ Therapist

Certified Sarga Bodywork™ Practitioner

Certified MediCupping™ Therapist

Ashi-Thai Bodywork Practitioner

Restorative-Aerial Ashiatsu Bodywork Practitioner

Certified FMT Rocktape™ Specialist 

Registered Yoga Teacher | Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Aerial & Pole Fitness Enthusiast



Al is a massage therapist who listens to you as you explain what you need out of the massage, and better yet, he listens to your body as he works through each muscle group. We are both weight lifters and runners, and Al is our go-to therapist for post-workout relief. He’s able to find tension points we didn’t even know existed (even in the face and scalp!), and by the end, we’re rejuvenated and ready for the next workout. When we need it, Al is also there to help us just relax and wind down after a long week, providing a comforting and soothing massage in an environment that is inviting and warm. We recommend Al to everyone we know, and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great massage therapist they can trust. - Alex and Dan

Reviews, Ashiatsu Madison

After working all day in construction. I tend to have some sore muscles. Al has been helpful working out the aches and pains. I highly recommend Al, his deep tissue techniques are great. - Joel

Review Best Ashiatsu Madison

Al at Barefoot Hands earned my trust after the very first visit, and I've had nothing but positive experiences since. Prior to that visit, I'd never received a massage that incorporated Asian bodywork techniques. But since then, Al has introduced me to treatments like Ashiatsu and Tui Na, while incorporating hot stone, reflexology and Swedish techniques. Each session has been a fantastic mix of East-mets-West that have served me on levels deeper than just my body. Al has always been respectful of my comfort and privacy, and importantly to me, he's unwaveringly present throughout the session. I'd highly recommend Al and Barefoot Hands. - Jason F.  (YELP Review 8/7/2016)

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Whether it’s your first time or a regular clients of Barefoot Hands, the same warm welcome awaits you. 

Most sessions begins with organic pure essential oil blend to add aromatherapy to the session. Steamed towels are also used during the massage, applying soothing heat therapy to sore or tired muscles. Stretches are incorporated, as clients preferred. These amenities are all optional and provided at no additional charge.

Book now and give Barefoot Hands a try sometime, whether you’re looking to pamper yourself or a loved one on a special occasion, or you need regular body maintenance for chronic pain or injury.

Your 60-minute massage means 60 minutes on the table. We will allow thirty minutes in between each massage session, to know you and to do a thorough intake with each client. Please arrive on time. We will do our best to make up time for those running late.






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19 N. Broom Street, Madison, WI 53703
Al Poliarco Ashiatu Deep Tissue Massage Therapist Madison


comes through addressing the whole self

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