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Therapeutic Techniques of Deep Tissue Massage: Part I

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12 CE Hours - E1066
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Therapeutic Techniques of Deep Tissue Massage: Part I

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Materials

  • Text - 263 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

Based on Art Riggs' outstanding book Deep Tissue Massage, a Visual Guide to Techniques, this course clearly defines the core principles necessary for deep tissue massage and presents safe, sensitive and efficient approaches to postural analysis, treatment and exercise with numerous photos and illustrations. The textbook is relevant to any type of massage practice in any environment.

This continuing education course covers:

  • Deep Tissue Massage and its main principles, benefits and areas of caution
  • the differences between compressing tissue and stretching it; principles of correct biomechanics and the key element of "melting" muscle tissue
  • lengthening, anchor and stretch, cross-fiber, separating muscle compartments, freeing entrapments and allowing muscles to shorten stroke strategies with examples of when their use is appropriate
  • why it's important to place muscles in a stretched position and how to use side-lying positions
  • specific therapeutic strategies for the foot and lower leg, upper leg, pelvis, pelvis and low back, abdomen, upper and mid-back, shoulder girdle and chest, arms, hands & neck, skull & jaw
  • ways to instruct your clients how to prevent back pain, neck pain and headaches and ways to recognize malignant melanoma
  • common complaints of the ankle, plantar fasciaitis, the knee, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow and how to correctly apply it to practice situations
  • therapeutic strategies for common complaints in carpal tunnel syndrome, the low back, sciatica and the shoulder and how to correctly apply it to practice situations
  • assessing clients and choosing appropriate deep tissue approaches for them
  • establishing and maintaining a thriving practice that includes Deep Tissue Massage and expresses who you are

Course Objectives

  1. Define Deep Tissue Massage, identify its main principles and benefits, and recognize at least 5 areas of caution
  2. Differentiate between compressing tissue and stretching it; identify principles of correct biomechanics, and recognize the key element of “melting” muscle tissue
  3. Identify each of these stroke strategies, with examples of when their use is appropriate: lengthening, anchor and stretch, cross-fiber, separating muscle compartments, freeing entrapments and allowing muscles to shorten
  4. Identify why it’s important to place muscles in a stretched position and how to use side-lying positions
  5. Identify at least 3 specific therapeutic strategies for each of these areas: foot & lower leg, upper leg, pelvis, pelvis & low back, abdomen
  6. Identify at least 3 specific therapeutic strategies for each of these areas: breath, upper & mid-back, shoulder girdle & chest, arms, hands & neck, skull & jaw
  7. Identify at least 3 ways to instruct your clients about how to prevent back pain, neck pain and headaches, and at least 1 way to recognize malignant melanoma
  8. Identify at least 1 therapeutic strategy for common complaints in each of the following body parts, and how to correctly apply it to practice situations: the ankle, plantar fasciaitis, the knee, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow
  9. Identify at least 1 therapeutic strategy for common complaints in each of the following body parts, and how to correctly apply it to practice situations: carpal tunnel syndrome, the low back, sciatica and the shoulder
  10. Identify the key elements in assessing clients and choosing appropriate deep tissue approaches for them
  11. Identify how to establish and maintain a thriving practice that includes Deep Tissue Massage and expresses who you are

Course Reviews

Kristen Stiltner

4/19/2022

Absolute best way to get CEU's without fail! Always interesting learning and never dull and boring. Everyone should use these courses to succeed. Thank you

Jennifer Cowan, LMT

3/31/2022

Jamy Lawson

3/28/2022

I found the course comprehensive and beneficial.

Denise Peterson, LMT

3/13/2022

Debra Guimond, LMT

2/23/2022

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Instructors

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

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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