Washingon Massage Continuing Education Courses

Neurofascial Approach to the Diaphragm, Breath, and Vocal Column


Breath and Voice. Two words poised between noun and verb. Both central to the daily life of humans. To work with these in your practice requires oscillating between treating the nouns and verbs of the vocal column.


It is useful to understand the architecture of the human diaphragm, especially its attachment to the pericardium above (Think: ‘heart with a hoop skirt’). This muscular dome has as much versatility as the human face--if you think it does only one thing, you'll miss its messages.

Likewise with the larynx. See how it suspends itself in the hyoid muscles like a monkey in the vines. Then see it in action--how the vocal folds can be like skydivers, resting on an uprush of air.

If you can contact the diaphragm with sensitivity and clear intent, you have a chance to improve breath restriction, vocalization, spinal posture, and core movement patterns in many clients. In this class, you will learn to feel and treat the diaphragm in context: its organ attachments above and below, the nerves of the vocal column, and the larynx.




• A Hands-on Palpatory Map of the Diaphragm: Attachments, Fluid Volumes, and Innervation.
• Breath and Vocal Assessment: Visual, Palpatory, Auditory
• Fascial Treatment Methods: Direct, Indirect, and Active Release
• Breath Rehabilitation: Freedom, Awareness, Connection, Play




• Writing materials
• Set of sheets & emollient
• Wear movement-friendly clothing




• This 8-hour Continuing Education class is open to all healthcare practitioners licensed in Manual/Massage Therapy.
• Other practitioners are welcome to join for the first 2 hours of class. (i.e. Movement Teachers, Allied Healthcare Practitioners, and body nerds).



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If we need extra tables, you may be eligible for a 10% discount. If you have a massage table and are willing to bring it, please contact MikeHammSeminars@gmail.com.


Taught By Michael Hamm, LMP CCST
When Saturday, June 29, 2019 09:00 AM
Where 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98103
CE Hours 8
Price $135 before 06/15, $150 after
Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2019 06:31 PM