Instructor: Debbie DeNardo LMT; NCBTMB #452031-12
Massage therapy is a physically demanding profession. The careers of many massage therapists are interrupted or terminated because of self-injury, particularly to their wrists and hands. Self care is crucial in our industry, however, even with proper body mechanics, therapists can still suffer hand and shoulder injuries. When the open palm method and massage tools are used along with proper body mechanics, these types of injuries can be avoided.
This hands-on course is designed to help massage therapists achieve deeper penetrating pressure on their clients without exerting more force with their hands. After a variety of tools are introduced and proper handling is demonstrated, students then experiment with them, giving and receiving massage. This allows them the opportunity to sample different tools before making an investment.
Some tools are to be used only over clothing ("back rollers", "jacknobber", "spiky balls", "Magic Massager", "Aqua Relief Pad"), some are to be used with a lubricant on bare skin ("antler", "snail"), and others are dual purpose tools ("Thumbby", "octopus", "turtle") which can be used with or without oil as well as for self-massage. You are encouraged to bring your own tools to learn how to properly handle and "not grip" them.
Registration Options: Generally when we offer multiple day classes, we do so for a discount. However, with 4 classes being offered our system cannot handle it. These classes are normally $90 each and we are offering them at a discounted price of $75 each to encourage LMTs to register for what they are interested in, whether it's 1, 2, 3 or all 4 classes. If you are interested in more than one class, just add each one to your order. The other 3 classes are:
What to Bring: set of sheets, face cradle cover and bolster/pillow
Class Dates: March 31, 2019
Class Time: Sunday 2:00 pm - 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: $75 if registered by 3/22/19; $90 if registered after 3/22/19
Cost/Hour: $18.75/hr if registered by 3/22/19, $22.50 if registered after 3/22/19
CE Hours: 4
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