These muscular structures support the core--they are integral to maintaining balance, structural alignment, ease of breathing, mobility, and the ability to function without lower back pain. In the morning, you will learn specific, potent, and effective Deep Tissue techniques to release the iliopsoas, diaphragm, QL, lower multifidus, and the lumbodorsal fascia. These are straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that can be immediately applied in practice, often with profound results. There will be a concise and insightful anatomy review of these structures with an eye toward fascial continuities and the functional relationships between them. We will also focus correct placement and proper use of fingers, knuckles, and elbows for optimal results.
In the afternoon we will focus on some muscle-specific Deep Tissue techniques for the Paraspinals (erector spinae and transversospinalis) that are different from but complementary to what you learned in massage school or elsewhere. The emphasis will be on releasing and unbinding the erector spinae group, the transversospinalis group, the lumbodorsal fascia, and the quadratus lumborum. These muscle-specific techniques will improve the precision and effectiveness of your back massage, and can be easily integrated to your style of bodywork. Body mechanics will continue to be a focus of the class, as well as proper use of elbows, fingers and knuckles to save wear and tear on joints. Students who have taken this class have reported that they were able to apply the techniques in their practices right away and that their clients loved the results, feeling a newfound sense of freedom and ease in their backs.
"This is one of the most practical classes I've ever taken. Brian presented useful information and then taught practical application of this info. He walked us through how to find each muscle--something I have always wished other instructors would do. I left the training with expanded skills and knowledge, which I have been able to use right away with my clients." - Evelyn Bass
"I absolutely love this work. I can hardly wait to bring it into my practice." -Hannah LePiane
Instructor: Brian Utting
CE hours: 8 CE hours
Date and Time: Sunday, November 11th, 9:30am-6:30pm
Location: Maui Academy, Kihei, HI
Tuition: $180 if registered with a $80 non-refundable deposit by October 31st; $200 thereafter. Register for both the November 11th MSDT Torso class and the November 12th MSDT Side-Lying Shoulder class for only $250 ($140 non-refundable deposit required). The price for the 2-class package goes up to $300 after October 31st, 2018.
Registration: For Sunday, a non-refundable $80 deposit is required to save your space. To register for Sunday only, click here to pay the deposit online. To register for both Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th, click here. The balance is due at class, payable to the instructor, by cash or check only. If the registration link shows sold out, and you'd like to get on the waiting list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.