Washingon Massage Continuing Education Courses

A Neurofascial Approach to Spinal Movement

This 8-hour Continuing Education class is open to all healthcare practitioners licensed in Manual/Massage Therapy. Other practitioners are welcome join for the first 2 hours of class. (i.e. Movement Teachers, Allied Healthcare Practitioners, and body nerds). See "Lecture Only" ticket option (scroll below).


A debate takes place in the minds & hands of manual therapists: Are movement and postural patterns determined by fascial architecture, by joints and ligaments, by ascending reflex patterns, by emotions, by mental concepts, by the social and physical environment?

Before you answer, think of the pitfalls of choosing just one of these. The real question is not which of these is determinative, but how they interact and when to focus on one versus the other.

Nowhere in the body is this dilemma more true than at midline -- the Spine and its Movements -- where small compensations often result in big changes elsewhere in the body.

This special 8-hour class is a new one -- designed for any manual therapist interested in the confluence of structure and function at the spine. We will make a close examination of anatomy, palpation, and assessment.



  • Embryology & Evolution of the Spine: Movement Needs Structure
  • Bones, Ligaments, and Fasciae: The Passive Constraints on Movement
  • Somatic Neural Segments: How Skin, Myofascia, and Viscera talk to each other
  • Movement Issues from a Neurofascial Perspective (Hint: The Brain doesn't think in muscles)
  • Palpation Practice: Facet Joints, Fascial Layers, Spinal Nerves
  • Assessment: How to think about what you see and feel


  • Writing materials
  • Set of sheets
  • Wear loose clothing



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If we need extra tables, you may be eligible for a 10% discount. If you have a massage table and are willing to bring it, please contact MikeHammSeminars@gmail.com.


Taught By Michael Hamm, LMP CCST
When Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Where 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98103
CE Hours 8
Price $135 before 02/27, $150 after
Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 09:56 PM