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After a long hibernation, I am offering a few Continuing education classes this year- check it out- one of these might be just what you are looking for!
CORE ALIGNMENT TECHNIQUE (CAT)March 14-15, 2015CE Hours: 16 $290 Early bird $320 full tuition
Enrich your prone/supine massage with non pressure side position, and Enhance your repertoire of neck techniques. Core Alignment Technique (CAT) is a unique passive movement style of bodywork inspired by a Feldenkrais exercise, Shiatsu/Thai stretches and Energy Work. It is an effective hands-on technique that does not tax your joints. This technique uses slow, repetitive, range-of-motion type movement and stretches.
SHIATSU REVIEW and INTRO TO INTU-ATSUMay 9th, 2015 CE Hours: 8$150 Early bird$160 full tuitionBring Shiatsu into your bodywork!Learn/ review meridian location and functions and learn the Masunaga abdominal diagnostic areas.Intro to Intu-Atsu will teach you how to incorporate the Chinese medicine wisdom and meridian work into your massage session to bring balance, harmonious flow and integration of the client’s physical, emotional and spiritual focuses.
MASSAGE THERAPY and BREAST CANCER (MTaBC)Boulder: June 5,6,7 2015Chicago: July 17,18,19 2015Continuing Education hours: 24 $450. 00 Early bird$480.00 Full TuitionEvery three minutes a woman is diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Knowledge is the key to providing safe and wholesome massage, honoring the physical, emotional and energetic body.
Contact me here or check my website www.bodyworkwisdom.com for more info!
Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT) Class Schedule:
SMRT: Hips, Lower Back, & Abdomen, Winter Park, FL, April 4-6, 2014, 24 CE's
***10% discount ends today***
SMRT: Shoulder, Axilla, Ribcage, & Upper Back, Rochester, MN, April 25-27, 2014, 24 CE's
SMRT: Thighs & Knees, Seattle, WA, May 9-10, 2014, 12 CE's
SMRT: Lower Legs & Feet, Seattle, WA, May 10-11, 2014, 12 CE's
SMRT: Head & Neck, Coeur d'Alene, ID, May 16-17, 2014, 12 CE's
SMRT: Back & Spine, Coeur d'Alene, ID, May 17-18, 2014, 12 CE's
SMRT: Head & Neck, Watford City, ND, June 13 -14, 2014, 12 CE's
SMRT: Arm & Hand, Watford City, ND, June 14-15, 2014, 12 CE's
The following classes will be on our website by March 10th
SMRT: Shoulder, Axilla, Ribcage, & Upper Back, Moorhead, MN, July 18-20, 2014, 24 CE's
SMRT: Head & Neck, Atlanta, GA, August 1-2, 2014, 12 CE's
SMRT: Back & Spine, Atlanta, GA, August 2-3, 2014, 12 CE's
SMRT: Shoulder, Axilla, Ribcage, & Upper Back, Durham, NC, September 5-7, 2014, 24 CE's
SMRT: Thighs & Knees, Boulder, CO, October 3-4, 2014, 12 CE's
SMRT: Lower Legs & Feet, Boulder, CO, October 4-5, 2014, 12 CE's
To register, go to http://efullcircle.com/registration-2/
Have you ever had a client with a thick, tight piriformis? Maybe you used your forearms, elbows, thumbs, and worked like crazy to get the tone to come down. But, when you went back to piriformis, it was hypertonic again. Has this ever happened to you? One of the main reasons piriformis gets, and remains, tight is that the second through fourth sacral vertebrae are compressed. This compresses the fibers of piriformis' origin, and creates hypertonicity in the muscle. Unlocking the sacrum can be done quickly and easily. I have a client that I have been seeing for almost 20 years. When he first came to me, he was convinced that a girl like me would never have enough pressure for him. He had fairly severe piriformis syndrome or psuedo-sciatica and had been getting massage for several years with limited results. Needless to say, my pressure was fine, but it was the Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique or SMRT that really took our first session over the top. I unlocked his sacrum, released both piriformis muscles, as well as the rest of the hip tissue in both hips and bilateral hamstrings. One session, that is all it took with SMRT to get rid of his piriformis syndrome, and I had a client for life. He came back every week and had me do the same massage for six months, just to be sure it would stay gone. It came back - 15 years later after his second hip replacement. It took us one session to fully release piriformis and it was gone again. Work SMaRTer on piriformis! Get better results for the client in a way that is easier on your body. Join us in Winter Park, FL to learn this and much more. 10% discount ends Tuesday, March 4th. http://efullcircle.com/class-schedule/
Hi Everyone! This is a link to our newest newsletter article - http://efullcircle.com/case-study-beths-knee/
I had an interesting incident at my chiropractor's office this week. My chiropractor likes to use electrostimulation before each adjustment. While I was prone on a table with my head turned to the side and electrostim pads on my mid and lower back, the man on the other table, who had had the pads on his hip, got up and walked to the restroom.
I remarked to the receptionist that he had a shortened psoas. "A short what?" She asked. "It's the main hip flexor muscle. His left side is short and imbalancing his hips." I said. Then I apologized for mentioning it. "No," she said, "tell me more, that's my husband." "Oh, well then maybe I can just fix it before he gets his adjustment." I said. "That would be great." She said.
So, we put him back on the table in a supine position. I did 2 moves on each iliopsoas muscle. It all took about 2 minutes, and he went in to be adjusted. The chiropractor later told me he had adjusted better than he ever had. The next day, this man emailed me and asked if he could get an appointment with me. Although he had been getting consistent massage for years, he informed me that his hip had not felt this good in a decade and he felt it was "a miracle".
I would love to see you in Winter Park, FL and show you how to release iliopsoas in 2 minutes. 10% tuition discount ends March 4, 2014. http://efullcircle.com/class-schedule/
I have just finished proofing the video for our Lower Extremities DVD. This DVD set will be over 6 hours long with extras. The Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique information is exciting, from the ability to quickly release the deltoid ligament in the medial ankle to the ACL release that creates instant mobility in the knee, from the move that softens the ITT in 30 seconds to the ability to unlock the groin muscles without working directly on the pubic bone, from the release for the connective tissue at the popliteal fossa to the instant removal of adhesions between the hamstrings, it is fabulous. And the extras in this set really excite me. Patti does a take on active isolated stretching, both on the client and for you, the therapist, and Rhonda's yoga flows beautifully, and is designed to enhance your body mechanics. Full Circle is an approved massage therapy continuing education provider through the NCBTMB, as well as in NY and ND. This set is approved for 24 CE's. To order, http://efullcircle.com/spontaneous-muscle-release-technique-lower-e...
Gluteus Maximus is a large muscle with many attachments. It originates from the posterior iliac crest, the posterior inferior sacrum and the posterior coccyx. This means tension in gluteus maximus can affect the position of these bones. It also means that a shift or compression in these bones can have an effect on tension in gluteus maximus. If there is an imbalance between the left and right gluteus maximus (i.e. one is hypertonic, the other is hypotonic), these bones will be pulled to the hypertonic side. This muscle inserts on the gluteal tuberosity and the iliotibial band, which means that tension in gluteus maximus can pull the femur into a lateral rotation or a posterior position. Additionally, since it attaches to the IT band, any imbalance can cause either too much or not enough tension in the IT band. This link is to a video that shows an SMRT release for gluteus maximus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS_rvsD90ek This release will take tone down in hypertonic muscles and bring tone up in hypotonic muscles. If you find that it does not work, it is possible the issue is a bony misalignment. Get more SMRT releases for the hip at http://efullcircle.com/spontaneous-muscle-release-technique-hips-an...
Can't wait to go to Winter Park, FL the beginning of April! It is so cold here in Colorado, I am looking forward to teaching this course just for a change in weather! We had such amazing things happen in the last hip, lower back, and abdomen course though, that I am also really looking forward to the fantastic things that will happen in class in FL. One of the reasons to take CE's is just to get worked on, to be reminded of why we do what we do, and to get the work that our bodies crave. Some massage therapists get regular massage, but most do not. We are busy taking care of others and neglect us. But attending a CE class has the advantage of letting us know why we became massage therapists in the first place, and, hopefully, of fixing some of our own issues. Personally, I had been having sacral pain for over a year. I finally had some SMRT work done on myself, and the pain has lessened significantly. Hope to see you in Winter Park! http://efullcircle.com/class-schedule/
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