Based on the work of Drs. Janet Travell and Raymond Nimmo, these techniques are appropriate for medical massage as well as sports massage applications. In this video- and text-based course, you will learn how to: alleviate pain with 100 highly effective neuromuscular techniques, assess injuries, evaluate and balance posture, identify 50 trigger points and recognize referral pain patterns, stretch muscle fibers, release joints in a plane of motion, apply focused friction.
For clearer understanding, video demonstrations include computerized visuals and clay models of individual muscles, and the course manual and quick reference handbooks review and reinforce the video material.
In the Torso video (77 minutes plus 17 page handbook), you will see 53 techniques demonstrated (covering 32 muscles, 29 trigger points).
In the Extremities video (55 minutes plus 22 page handbook), you will see 47 techniques demonstrated (covering 30 muscles, 22 trigger points).
S. Comeaux, LMT, NCTMB, ABMP
I really like the challenge that this course offers. It is very detailed and highly structured, which helps me keep focused on the information. The study guide is easy to understand and practical. I especially appreciate the ROM test information and the breakdown of referral patterns in each section. Overall, the course is a must for therapists who want to learn more about deep tissue and neuromuscular therapy.
This course was great. So much to learn. I finished this course after I did the Trigger point therapy course. I think they went very good together. I have been working on several of your courses over the past year and have enjoyed and learned a lot. I will keep going over the information for a long while. Thanks.
Susan Blai, LMT
The DVD material is exceptional; Mr. Riehl's teaching methods are exemplary. The workbook will continue to be of value for moments when I need to 'brush up' on an approach I've not practiced in awhile. I am especially happy with the information on hand evaluation and treatment. Many thank yous!
David Asprey, LMT
Having the dvd was helpful because I'm such a visual learner. Then having the manual just helped my understanding even more. I know I will be going through the dvd and manual a lot. Very well done
Megan Lopez, RMT, NCTMB
I found this course to be very enlightening and helpful. The text and DVD's will be a great resource to have in my library. Besides the practical application of NMT, it provided a great reminder about the importance of connecting with your clients, and the need to go slow and be patient.
Sean Riehl has been a bodyworker since 1998 when he completed his training program through the Body Therapy Institute in California and subsequently served as an instructor there. Certified in Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, Neuromuscular Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release and Shiatsu, Mr. Riehl established Real Bodywork in 2000 producing high-quality, professional, instructional massage and yoga videos. With over 40 video titles, Real Bodywork is the preeminent producer of videos in the massage training industry.
Mr. Riehl is author, co-creator and instructor on various Institute courses including Neuromuscular Therapy & Advanced Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Myofascial Release, Advanced Anatomy & Pathology, Clinical Massage Therapy, Integrative Massage: Earth, Fire and Spirit, Nerve Mobilization and more.