Washingon Massage Continuing Education Courses

Essentials of Intraoral Massage with Lauren Christman & Richard Polishuk

Instructor: Lauren Christman, LMT, assisted by Richard Polishuk, LMT; NCBTMB #450788-08

This class prepares you not only to receive the state's intraoral endorsement, but also to offer your clients excellent work in intraoral and anterior neck work. In this class, we will:

  • review anatomy and kinesiology of the face, anterior neck, cranial base and TMJ
  • increase evaluation and hands-on skills for addressing TMJ disorder, headaches, whiplash, and other musculo-skeletal problems
  • learn fundamental assessment and myofascial techniques to balance the jaw and anterior neck (including the hyoid sling and upper cervicals) to improve bite and chewing and to decrease stress on the TMJ
  • understand the consideration needed for the psychological and emotional loading of the face and mouth in order to responsibly treat emotionally-related jaw problems
  • learn specialized intake, charting, hygiene and client management skills that are necessary when working in such a vulnerable area

Each therapist receives a detailed workbook as a reference for practice, as well as master copies of specialized chart notes and client education sheet for self-care massage.

At the end of class, each therapist will receive their intraoral endorsement application form from the instructor to be submitted to the WA State Dept of Health to obtain their intraoral endorsement. Instructions are on the form and are easy to follow.

What to Bring: Please see the class description on the Therapeutic Training Center's Website for details

Reviewers Discount: If you have taken this class previously through the Therapeutic Training Center, you may review it at a $80 discount on tuition. The reviewer's price for this class is $240. If you are eligible for the reviewer's discount, please call 206.853.6875 to register or register by mail as the website only offers classes at the regular price.

Class Dates: July 6-7, 2024
Class Times: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Seattle -- Please click on the this link to go to the class description on the Therapeutic Training Center's website for the location detail.
Cost: $320
Cost/Hour: $20.00/hr
CE Hours: 16

For other classes offered by Lauren Christman, click HERE and for Richard Polishuk, click HERE.

For more information, and to register, please contact:

Robbin Blake
Therapeutic Training Center
P: 206.853.6875


Taught By Lauren Christman, LMT and Richard Polishuk, LMT; NCBTMB #450788-08
When Saturday, July 06, 2024 09:00 AM
Where Therapeutic Training Center 700 NW 42nd St Ste 247 (Office only, not a classroom. See location link provided above.)
Seattle, WA 98107
CE Hours 16
Price $320
Posted Wednesday, May 08, 2024 07:49 PM