Washingon Massage Continuing Education Courses

Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Side-Lying Shoulders with Brian Utting (Orcas Island)

Besides being deeply comforting and relaxing, skilled side-lying work gives you excellent access to the structures of the shoulder. In this class 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, subscapularis, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, pectoralis minor, and the surrounding fascia. Our shoulders are meant to float freely on our ribcages, held in suspension by 16 muscles, but very often they are restricted, stuck down, and in pain. You will learn to effectively liberate any glued-down scapular structures and give your clients a feeling ease and freedom in their back and shoulders.

You will also learn some focused, muscle-specific work to release bound up erector spinae and transversospinalis muscles. These muscles are often a major source of pain and limitation for our clients. The side-lying position gives you excellent access to some of the smaller muscles of the back, as well as their fascial wrappings--structures that are fundamentally important to our posture, movement, and well-being, but that are often completely missed in a standard massage.

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 class 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 Ross

"This was the best CE class I've ever taken." -Tyler Rapke

Registration: Click here or visit www.pnwschool.com to register with a non-refundable desposit.

Lodging: This class is part of a weekend series on Orcas Island at Doe Bay Resort. Students attending both workshops and booking three nights are eligible for a 30% discount on lodging at Doe Bay. See registration link above for details.

Taught By Brian Utting
When Sunday, March 03, 2019 10:00 AM
Where Doe Bay Resort
Olga, WA 98279
CE Hours 5
Price $120 if registered and deposited by February 15; $150 thereafter
Posted Tuesday, January 22, 2019 05:56 PM