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Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Back

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We will focus on some muscle-specific Deep Tissue Paraspinal techniques that are different from, but complementary to what is typically taught in massage school or elsewhere. The emphasis will be on releasing and unbinding the erector spinae group, the transversospinalis group, the lumbodorsal fascia, the quadratus lumborum, and serratus posterior inferior. These are straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that will improve the precision and effectiveness of your back massage, and they can be immediately applied in practice. You will also learn some powerful seated Deep Tissue techniques to release the fascia of the trapezius, rhomboids, and levator scapulae.  

Students who have taken this class have reported that it helped to increase their precision, palpatory sensitivity, and effectiveness with their back massages, and that they were able to integrate the techniques into their practices right away. 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.


Instructor: Brian Utting
CE hours: 4

Tuition: $85 if registered by August 9th; $100 thereafter. Save $25 if you register for both this class and Assessment & Tx of Lumbar and Sacral Ligaments on Saturday, August 17th. Reviewers are also eligible for a reduced price; see registration link below for details.

Registration: This class is sponsored by the Therapeutic Training Center. Click here to register. To register for both Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th, click here.