Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Torso and Deep Back Muscles
(Erector Spinae, Transversospinalis, QL)
Saturday, October 19, 2019
9:30-6:30pm each day
$195 each ($175 with early registration)
**10% discount for TLC students/grads**
Day One: Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Torso and Deep Back Muscles (Erector Spinae, Transversospinalis, QL) – 8 CE Hours
These muscular structures support the core--they are integral to maintaining balance, structural alignment, ease of breathing, mobility, and the ability to function without lower back pain. In the morning, you will learn specific, potent, and effective Deep Tissue techniques to release the iliopsoas, QL, iliocostalis, and serratus posterior inferior. These are straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that can be immediately applied in practice, often with profound results. There will be a concise and insightful anatomy review of these structures with an eye toward fascial continuities and the functional relationships between them.
In the afternoon we will focus on some muscle-specific Deep Tissue techniques for the erector spinae group (longissimus, iliocostalis, and spinalis) and the transversospinalis group (semispinalis, mulitifidus, and rotatores) that are different from but complementary to what you learned in massage school or elsewhere. We will also focus on the quadratus lumborum and the lumbodorsal fascia. These muscle-specific techniques will improve the precision and effectiveness of your back massage, and can be easily integrated into your style of bodywork.
Throughout the day, we will focus on body mechanics, including correct placement and proper use of fingers, knuckles, and elbows for optimal results and to avoid wear and tear on joints. Students who have taken this class have reported that they were able to apply the techniques in their practices right away and that their clients loved the results, feeling a newfound sense of freedom and ease in their backs.
"This is one of the most practical classes I've ever taken. Brian presented useful information and then taught practical application of this info. He walked us through how to find each muscle--something I have always wished other instructors would do. I left the training with expanded skills and knowledge, which I have been able to use right away with my clients." - Evelyn Bass
"I absolutely love this work. I can hardly wait to bring it into my practice." -Hannah LePiane
Optional Additional Day - Sun. October 20
8 CE Hours
*Take both days with Brian Utting for a discounted rate of $295 with early registration ($350 after).