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Stretch Your Clients! Restoring Healthy Muscles for Your Client While Decreasing Strain on Your Hands On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

This seminar focuses on the table stretches that are an integral part of rehabilitative and Swedish massage. Skilled stretching techniques re-educate muscles and restore healthy resting lengths, as well as add variety to a bodywork session.

Course Description/Agenda


Postural issues are the root cause of most chronic muscular/skeletal conditions. Muscles that are locked short (hyper-tonic muscles) are a principal factor in these conditions. Your clients may be trying to correct their posture, but muscles with short resting lengths are impeding their efforts. When a muscle is injured, its resting length shortens. Failure to integrate skilled stretching results in continued joint compression, re-injury and frustration.

This one-day seminar focuses on a part of massage therapy that is frequently left out -- the table stretches that are an integral part of rehabilitative and Swedish massage. Skilled stretching techniques re-educate muscles and restore healthy resting lengths, as well as add variety to a bodywork session. With proper body mechanics, stretching is easy on the therapist's body and decreases strain on the hands. Stretching also adds an element of expansion into a bodywork session for both the therapist and the client. When we're stretched we feel longer, wider, more alive. This course is a must for any therapist interested in helping their clients attain a more relaxed, injury-free state.

  • Study table stretches for the neck, lower back, hips, shoulders and chest with clear step-by-step instructions
  • Increase your skills by learning how to precisely stretch the targeted muscle
  • Learn stretches that are easily integrated into a Swedish or wellness/relaxation massage
  • Learn stretches for rehabilitative/clinical bodywork sessions for lower backs, shoulders and necks

What You'll Learn

  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of stretching
  • Assess when a stretch is indicated or contraindicated
  • Demonstrate table stretches for the neck, lower back, hips, shoulders and chest with clear step-by-step instructions
  • Increase your skills by learning how to precisely stretch the targeted muscle
  • Discover how to use Reciprocal Inhibition and PIN stretching techniques
  • Describe how to easily incorporate stretching into your bodywork/massage sessions


What You Should Bring: Participants should bring a massage table, sheets and pillow. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing suitable for stretching. No jeans, please.

What People Are Saying About the Class

"I had taken Trigger Point therapy...but feel I retained the stretches better with your course. I had forgotten how useful they could be! Thank you." - Genevieve S. Gore, LMT, Arlington, Texas

 

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