Washingon Massage Continuing Education Courses

Myofascial Balancing for the Shoulder Girdle: Postural and Movement Patterns with Richard Polishuk

Instructor: Richard Polishuk, LMT; NCBTMB #450788-08

About this Class: Good poise of the shoulder girdle can't be separated from good balance of the upper ribs. We'll work on improving this relationship, which is vital for treating shoulder impingement. Impingement is intimately related to most shoulder problems, including tendinitis and thoracic outlet syndrome. This class includes:

  • detailed weight-bearing palpation of shoulder girdle and upper ribcage (visual assessment of this area is often misleading)
  • joint decompression/balancing for shoulder, AC joint, sternoclavicular joint and ribs
  • treatment of soft-tissue structures: rotator cuff muscles, pectorals, upper arm and more

About the Myofascial Balancing Classes: Myofascial Balancing is a method of tissue manipulation designed to optimize balance in the position and mobility of the body. There are 3 related but distinct categories of technique: balancing soft tissue, balancing joints, and balancing the movement of bones through the deepest layers of soft tissue. Using these three tools, we work anywhere restrictions and imbalances are found—in any deep or superficial layer. The techniques we use are gentle and unlubricated, so that the work can be done through clothing when desired.

The ongoing interplay between assessment and treatment is the heart of this method. We use standing palpation to analyze segmental alignment and relate it to fascial imbalances. Then, local palpation at the table helps us precisely orient treatment to the shape and direction of restrictions. Frequent reevaluation during treatment helps us know that we are on track, and leads to a seamless treatment experience for the client.

The material has been developed by teachers experienced in the world of structural bodywork, including Structural Integration and Aston-Patterning. We have experience teaching to both newly-licensed therapists and experienced massage and structural bodyworkers.

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

Class Dates: June 29, 2024
Class Times: Saturday 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: $170
Cost/Hour: $21.25/hr
Hours: 8

For other classes offered by Richard Polishuk, click HERE.

For more information, and to register, please contact:

Robbin Blake
Therapeutic Training Center
P: 206.853.6875


Taught By Richard Polishuk, assisted by Lauren Christman, LMT; NCBTMB #450788-08
When Saturday, June 29, 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 8
Price $170
Posted Wednesday, May 08, 2024 04:19 PM