TLC is honored to be bringing a world famous teacher to Austin next month – Nancy Dail

Nancy Dail is the author of Kinesiology for Manual Therapies. In 1974 she began her career combining acupuncture, massage and Aikido. She founded her school, one of the foremost in the U.S., the Downeast School of Massage, in Maine in 1981. Anytime you have the opportunity to learn from someone with 40 years of therapeutic experience and over 30 years as a teacher, it is a rare chance - one not...
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The Four Top Reasons To Learn Zero Balancing

“If you love the body you must know the bone….” ~ R. Tillinghast   Add something really effective and new to your tool bag. To help people more and to retain clients better, you need to be enhancing your skills and supporting your inspiration. Learning new effective work refreshes, excites you more in your work and makes you a better, more valued therapist. With Zero Balancing you lea...
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Stiff Neck – Un-puzzling the Problem

by Nancy Dail Clients regularly complain of having a “stiff neck”. It may hurt to rotate, flex, extend or laterally flex the head or just feel like the head does not respond to movement well. Complaints may also include pain or discomfort on top of the head, general headache, or specific headache pain patterns. Discomfort may run from the back of the head through to the front, and include the e...
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Myofascial Techniques for the Thorax and Diaphragms

by Liz Hoffmaster Let's look at the rectus abdominus (RA) muscle and a role it plays in our lives. We are a culture obsessed with core work. In truth, 95% of all abdominal core work is done with severely or mildly bulging abdominals. You have to wonder why one would want to do this? The result is a rectus abdominus that is a half inch thick and the underlying support structures....transverse ab...
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How confident do you feel about Pregnancy Massage?

by Hannah Ford Massage school introduced you to the basics of pregnancy massage, but how confident do you feel about your ability to support a woman and her baby with bodywork through the birth year? If a pregnant client walked into your office today seeking a massage, would your heart leap for joy or skip a beat in trepidation? These days, more and more mothers-to-be are awakening to holist...
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Touch and Age

The following was submitted by Peggy Rouh for her Senior Massage CE Workshop. Touch and Age …tactile needs do not seem to change with aging -- if anything, they seem to increase. Yet this is where we fail the aging quite miserably -- as we do in much else. The aging desire neither to be patronized nor tolerated but to be understood, respected and worthy of the love they have bestowed on other...
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What is Kennetic Massage?

by Ted F. Kennett, LMT, MTI Kennetics is an approach to massage therapy which combines three powerful modalities. The first is trigger point therapy. I have been practicing clinical trigger point therapy for 20 years. Trigger points are well-accepted and effective means, developed especially by Dr. Janet Travell, President Kennedy’s physician, to treat musculo-skeletal problems. The second ...
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