Un-learn the counterproductive habits that you have accumulated and re-learn that passion you used to have for your work. We are too determined to make our clients feel better. The result: we work too hard. We try to push our clients into feeling better. But what if we pour rather than push? With Pour Don't Push you will learn how to massage with greater depth and ease.
Let instructor David Lobenstine guide you in facilitating change, rather than force change, in your clients. In this online video and text-based home study course you will rediscover your most powerful therapeutic tools—your breath and your body weight. These innate tools are what make us great therapists, and yet are the same tools we so often forget. The more sessions we do, the more we tend to rely on our muscles, the more we become convinced that we need to force our client into letting go.
Here we will see the results of the opposite approach—the “pouring principle.” As you contact your client with ease, you help your client become an engaged partner in the work; in turn, you can put the “deep” back in deep tissue massage, but without strain or pain.
Some of the information you’ll learn in this course includes:
One of the greatest gifts we can give to our clients is to not try to do so much. In “Pour Don’t Push,” we discover that a massage session is often more effective – and feels better! – if you work slower rather than faster, and if you do fewer strokes rather than more.
Kimberly Hood, LMT
This is one of the best trainings I have come across that benefits both the therapist and the client. Highly recommend. Look forward to learning and using this in my practice.
Dana Barthlow, LMT
I enjoyed the slower pace of this course. It was easy to keep up with the instructor. i also appreciated how he spoke slowly and purposefully.
Sarah Thomas, LMT, AMTA
I loved the course Pour Don't Push. I wish I could have taken the live class. I may still in the future.
Angela Ciliberto, LMT
As always I am grateful to you! This resource makes getting my CEU's simple and cost effective. But most importantly, your course offerings are relevant and exciting. I especially loved this "Pour Don't Push" course. I feel like David has breathed new life into my bodywork-pun intended!
Jenny Catha, LMT
This course seemed excessive on a very simple point. There were some great little details thrown in, but this could have been a 30-minute video and done.
David M. Lobenstine has been a massage therapist, teacher, and writer for over a decade. He is a graduate of the Swedish Institute and Vassar College. He has worked in a variety of settings, from luxury spas to the US Open Tennis Tournament to a hospice to now, exclusively, his own private practice, Full Breath Massage. And he has developed and taught continuing education courses around the country, from the Swedish Institute to the AMTA National Convention. His aim, both with his clients and in his teaching, is to enhance self-awareness, so that we can do the things we love with efficiency and ease.
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