Positional release techniques are gentle manual treatments to relieve pain and discomfort, improving the overall health and functioning of the body by correcting imbalances of the musculoskeletal system. The advanced course covers all methods of spontaneous release by positioning. Theories and history of many different approaches are discussed and techniques are described in detail through illustrations and photographs. The associated online videos provide demonstrations of the techniques as well.
Also included in this continuing education course:
Joyce Denmark, LMT
Dorothy Hasheider, LMT
I would not use this course in my practice. Due to the fact that there was no hands-on practice and no instructor to give feedback.
Melody Ford Douglas, LMT
John M. Castle, Ph.D.
I know the 8-10 hrs is a bit misleading, but I read positional release 10 years ago and have integrated it in my practice since then. The same can be said regarding 'Jones' strain-counterstrain I think it's a tough read if you don't have the background. I didn't have the pics or videos so I had to do a lot of experimenting... but positional release and SCS are spectacular and effective!
Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.
As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.
Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.
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