Approved for LIVE hours for Florida's 2023 renewal
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course, so much so that I would love to take it in person at some point in the future as a refresher. This information presented in this course is extremely valuable to me and I was able to start incorporating what I learned into my massage work immediately and with noticeable results. Accessing the materials was easy and straightforward and the course was not filled with unnecessary "fluff." 10/10 would recommend to my colleagues and will definitely be taking more courses from the Institute in the future and looking forward to any more courses offered by the creator of this one. Excellent value for the money.
Great course with excellent supporting materials. I learned new things and was reminded of old. I love the concept of "massaging the central nervous system". This course has given me new ideas in how to work with my clients in a more efficient and effective manner. Thank you!
loved this course would love to see how he applies it to a prenatal massage
Laura J. Kinney, LMT
I really liked this course A LOT. the instructor, David, put together the whole package...manual and videos...in a wonderful way...esp the fact that he had 3 students participating in the videos. he kept my attention...he wasn't boring...and I learned so much. I have been a massage therapist for 20+ years and I can honestly say that this class was one of the BEST! thank you & I will be back... :)
Cassandra Stewart, LMT
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.
Mr. Lobenstine is the creator and instructor of Pour Don't Push, Working the Rib Cage, Using Your Thumbs Wisely, Approaching the Upper Body from All Angles, Approaching the Lower Body from All Angles, and Using the Breath to Massage Better.
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