Introduction to Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Saturday March 16th & Sunday March 17th, 2024 | 9 am - 4:30 pm
This two-day, weekend event will teach Deep Tissue Massage essentials for working or student RMTs.
Practitioners will learn:
Review of the musculature of the body, covering the neck, back, shoulders, legs, hips and forearms; the main muscle groups in this area that are most impacted during daily use.
Palpation of origin and insertion points. We’ll be covering the attachment sites, integrating this into our palpation work for O+I therapy. As well as learning to use this to palpate the muscle belly.
How to use intentional practices for a deeper massage therapy modality. This is helping the practitioner become more in tune with the client's body, and how to use the client's breath to sink deeper into the tissue. Learn when to push, and when the client's body is saying enough and instead use intention instead of force in the practice.
Proper ergonomics and techniques for longevity in the massage therapy industry. Covering proper ergonomics so that practitioners don’t injure themselves attempting deep tissue massage therapy.
Skills upon completion:
Ergonomics for better self-care.
Self-care practices. This includes a regimen of daily stretching and weekly strengthening exercises for the practitioner to do.
Techniques to be utilized in their practice, for deeper massage therapy. Such as using their elbow, muscle stripping, compressions, GTO, cross body work, and O+I integrated into their practice to help them reach a deeper level of massage without hindering their own physical health or the clients.
Foundations for learning and building their own techniques into their practice. This means how to use their instinct, to follow a client's points of tension, and use deep tissue techniques to help release and relax the client during treatment.
Upon completion, you'll receive a certificate and itinerary of acquired skills and knowledge/time spent to complete the workshop.
NOTE: This course is strictly for registered massage therapists or those in school to become RMTs, at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
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About Selina Streahorn, RMT
Selina graduated from Medix college in 2014 in Ontario before moving out to Alberta. She has been in practice since, honing her skills and focusing around fire cupping, deep tissue therapy and learning Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage). Her practice is more focused on intentional release work, and working with the client to be more mindful of how they use their body throughout the day and the impact this has on their well-being long term.