Approved for LIVE hours for Florida's 2023 renewal
As massage therapists, we spend a lot of time working on our clients’ backs. And yet because we are so focused on all the big, beautiful muscles that spread across the back, we often forget what is underneath–the ribs. These small bones, and the even smaller muscles that run in between them, are essential to nearly everything we do each day. They protect and support every breath we take, and they provide the foundation that enables every movement we make with our arms and our head. This is a neglected part of the body. It shouldn’t be.
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This teacher did a great job putting this course together.
Margaret L. Robinson
I think I have filled this comment section out before. Sorry if I am repeating. Working the Ribcage is a fantastic course! The teacher is amazing. I recommend this course to all because it gives many techniques to address the forgotten ribcage in Massage Therapy. Thanks to Integrative Healthcare for their ability to excel in excellence by finding such challenging and courses, teachers and your kind and knowledgeable staff supporters of students. I know there will be more classes on forgotten parts of the body and look forward to them. A class on the heels would be welcome. We need to acknowledge our heels for the heavy work they do for our feet and body.
These techniques are beneficial to any massage practice. I was hoping for more new information, and yet it is good information.
The Institute is easy to access and use and they have a number of courses that sound interesting. I like courses that work on specific areas of the body so I can improve my massages and incorporate new techniques and sharpen my massage skills. Breath work and energy work are of great value to me.
Lots of issues buffering videos- don"t think that is your problem though. Appreciate explanations, however would probably align this more to newer therapists.
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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