Instructor: Brian Utting, LMT; NCBTMB #451040-09
The shoulders are meant to float freely on the ribcage, held in elegant suspension by 16 muscles, but very often they are restricted, stuck down and in pain. In the morning, you will learn to effectively liberate some of the major anterior structures of the shoulder girdle (such as the pectoralis minor, subclavius and subscapularis), and help to give your clients a feeling of ease and freedom in their shoulders that reaches all the way around to their back. We'll finish the morning with a simple but powerful seated shoulder protocol for the trapezius, rhomboids and levator scapulae.
In the afternoon, we will work with the shoulder girdle from the side-lying position. Besides being deeply comforting and relaxing, skilled side-lying work gives you excellent access to the structures of the shoulder. You will learn specific, effective, and potent techniques for releasing the muscles of the shoulder girdle, including the trapezius, rhomboids, latissimus dorsi, serratus anterior, levator scapula, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, subscapularis, pectoralis minor, and the surrounding fascia. We sometimes think of side-lying work as primarily for pregnant women, but almost all of your clients can benefit from skilled side-lying work in this area, and it feels wonderful.
The day will focus on straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that can be immediately applied in practice. Body mechanics will also be a focus of this class, as well as proper use of fingers and elbows to save wear and tear on joints.
"I haven't felt this kind of freedom in my shoulders since before massage school! I have definitely been enjoying my wings." ~ Amy R.
What to Bring: Please see the class description on the Therapeutic Training Center's Website for details
Registration Options: We are offering these 2 classes of Brian Utting at a discounted group rate if you register for both classes at once, versus taking each individual class. If you would like to register for just one or both days, please click on the following links to register, otherwise continue on to register both classes. Please note that by taking the both classes, you save $45.
Class Date: December 13, 2020
Class Time: Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 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: $170 if registered by 12/4/20; $190 if registered after 12/4/20
Cost/Hour: $21.25/hr if registered by 12/4/20; $23.75 if registered after 12/4/20
CE Hours: 8
Reviewers Discount: If you have taken this class previously through the Therapeutic Training Center, you may review it at a 25% discount on tuition. The reviewer's price for this class is $128. 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.
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