Massage for Scoliosis

with Jake Lauterstein

Sunday, August 4

9am - 5pm 

6 CEs - $150

**10% discount for TLC students/faculty/alumni**

About the Workshop:


With more than 3 million Scoliosis diagnoses made each year, there is a need for both preventative and restorative therapies to help relieve the pain and tension associated with this common structural deviation. Most people who have scoliosis will experience limits in their functional movement oftentimes with chronic pain as a source of ongoing kinesthetic and neurological stress. This course will explore the structural differences found in clients with specific types of scoliotic curvatures, provide a client-centered approach to treatment-planning, and introduce an integrative method for diminished pain and increased functional movements.

In this course students will learn the postural kinesiology of the muscles most likely affected by scoliosis. They will learn and practice muscle-specific palpation and receive guided demonstration on a range of applicable orthopedic techniques to provide soft-tissue pain relief and increase sensory awareness. For each body area addressed we will utilize and practice an orthopedic protocol which includes myofascial release, circulatory softening, deep tissue, Deep Massage: Lauterstein method as well as passive and active movement techniques. We will cover advanced client-positioning for maximum access to integral musculature including seated massage, side-lying, and "figure-4" positions. With this unique set of tools, students will be able to diminish pain and enhance sensory awareness for their clients.

About the Instructor:


Jake Lauterstein LMT, MTI, graduated from the 500-hour Massage Therapy Training Program at Lauterstein-Conway in 2013, and the 250-hour Advanced Program in 2015. Jake has been a Teacher Assistant and Instructor in the 500-hour program since 2015. His multi-faceted and creative approach to education encourages students to follow their curiosity, gain confidence in their technique, and develop their clinical expertise. His post-graduate education has included the study of modalities such as Zero Balancing, Shiatsu, Clinical Deep Tissue, and Hawaiian Temple 'LomiLomi' Bodywork, among others. He currently teaches Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Deep Massage the Lauterstein Method, Orthopedic Massage, Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology in the 500-hour program. His background prior to massage therapy was in Humanities and World Music (BA, U of Oregon, 2013)As the son of TLC School Co-Director, David Lauterstein, Jake is honored to be continuing the tradition of deep learning and community found at TLC.