Besides being deeply comforting and relaxing, skilled side-lying work gives you excellent access to the structures of the shoulder. In this class you will learn specific, effective, and potent techniques for releasing the muscles of the shoulder girdle, including the trapezius, rhomboids, latissimus dorsi, serratus anterior, levator scapula, subscapularis, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, pectoralis minor, and the surrounding fascia. Our shoulders are meant to float freely on our ribcages, held in suspension by 16 muscles, but very often they are restricted, stuck down, and in pain. You will learn to effectively liberate any glued-down scapular structures and give your clients a feeling ease and freedom in their back and shoulders.
You will also learn some focused, muscle-specific work to release bound up erector spinae and transversospinalis muscles. These muscles are often glued down and are a major source of pain and limitation for our clients. The side-lying position gives you excellent access to some of the smaller muscles of the back (and their fascial wrappings)--structures that are fundamentally important to our posture, movement, and well-being, but that are often completely missed in a standard massage.
We sometimes think of side-lying work as primarily for pregnant women, but almost all of your clients can benefit from skilled side-lying work in this area, and it feels wonderful. The class will focus on straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that can be immediately applied in practice. Body mechanics will also be a focus of this class, as well as proper use of fingers and elbows to save wear and tear on joints.
"This was the best CE class I've ever taken" -Tyler Rapke
"I haven't felt this kind of freedom in my shoulders since before massage school! I have definitely been enjoying my wings." -Amy Ross
Instructor: Brian Utting
CE hours: 5 CE hours
Date and Time: Monday, November 12th, 10am-3:30pm
Location: Maui Academy, Kihei, HI
Tuition: $120 if registered with a $60 non-refundable deposit by October 31st; $140 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 Monday, a non-refundable $60 deposit is required to save your space. To register for Monday 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 email@example.com.