Deep Tissue/Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy Series

Instructor:  Eloise Albrecht

 

Deep Tissue class description:

In the four Deep Tissue sections, we learn how to access the specific structures we learned about in Kinesiology/Anatomy, and how to relate those structures to the whole. First we learn how to touch individual muscles and how to access individual muscle fibers -and then we start the more interesting work of how to palpate to discover the relations between muscles, to find out why it hurts instead of only where it hurts.

 

There are different reasons for muscular dysfunction, and therefore different techniques to address problems. Sometimes it is scar tissue, or a neurological feedback loop, or a whole-body holding pattern.  What makes this class different from many deep tissue classes is not only do you learn to apply more pressure when needed without hurting yourself or your client, but to feel more specifically where the problems are by sharpening your attention so that you can start recognizing the different types of myofascial dysfunction.  Then you will learn specific techniques, tricks and avenues into the musculature, and be able to blend all these different styles of touch into a seamless whole - while still making it feel 'delicious'.

 

We continue the exploration of how to deepen the therapist's awareness as well as their touch. We will talk about what we are doing, so that you can learn to talk to clients - and potential clients - about why you are different [and better] then a therapist who just pushes harder.  I will suggest specific scripts to use for specific situations - including how to talk to the muscles and the body during the work.

 

Some stretches and off the table client "homework" will be shown.  A little attention is given to the Oriental meridian system and the overlap with musculo-tendon pathways.  A simple Qi-Gong based exercise that you can also teach to clients is the start of each day.

 

Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy description:

Kinesiology is the science of human movement, focusing on how the body moves by the actions of muscular contraction, working against the stable platform of bone, acting across joints. In this introductory Kinesiology class, we will study the structure and movement of joints as well as the shape of individual muscles and where and how they attach to the bones. Incorporating the knowledge of the type of joint plus the location of the muscle on the bones, illustrates what movement is possible. 

 

  

Required text:

Trail Guide to the Body 4th Edition, Andrew Biel 

 

Recommended Texts: 

Musculoskeletal Anatomy Coloring Book by Joseph E. Muscolino DC  $29.35 incl. tax ISBN: 978-0-323-02522-5.  All books can be ordered through Amazon.com Just click on above links.

 

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain

 

Deep Tissue Massage: A Visual Guide to Techniques by Art Riggs

 

 

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Required Materials:

1 set of twin sheets

2 pillowcases

2- to 3-inch 3-ring binder

Massage cream (preferably Biotone Dual Purpose Cream.  No oils)

 

Prerequisite:

MT250 or massage therapist

Deep Tissue Fundamentals

Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy Fundamentals

 

NOTE:  Anyone who has studied Muscular Anatomy and basic Kinesiology AND can pass the HHI Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy test can enroll in the Deep Tissue classes with only Deep Tissue Fundamentals as a prerequisite.

 

Recommended:

Medical Terminology

 

NOTE 1: Deep Tissue Classes may be taken in any order, except the Abdomen, Pelvis & Synthesis section, which can only be taken after the completion of the other 3 sections.

 

NOTE 2:  Anyone wishing to take just the Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy part of this series should speak with the instructor Eloise Albrecht

 

We highly recommend that after students complete the series they audit classes at ½ price.  This will help to improve your skills as a Deep Tissue Practitioner.

 

 

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Deep Tissue/Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy – Legs/Feet

Instructor:  Eloise Albrecht

37 Hours    $600 + texts

 

Class description:

Connective tissue strokes - on the basic continuum with all 'structural bodywork'.

Side-lying work.

The toes start at the knee, and how to address hammertoe, plantar Fasciitis and the like.

How to work adductors and gluts deeply and safely.

 

Prerequisites:

Deep Tissue Fundamentals

Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy Fundamentals

 

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Deep Tissue/Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy – Back/Neck

Instructor:  Eloise Albrecht

37 Hours    $600 + texts

 

Class description:

Trigger points

Side-lying work

Referred sensation.

Anterior neck work.

Quadratus Lumborum - the cause of much back pain.

  

Prerequisite:

Deep Tissue Fundamentals

Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy Fundamentals

 

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Deep Tissue/Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy – Arms/Hands

Instructor:  Eloise Albrecht

37 Hours    $600 + texts

 

Class description:

The various different places that carpal tunnel starts.

360 degree thinking - Relationship of the whole body to a specific complaint.

Having the client move during the work.

 

Prerequisite:

Deep Tissue Fundamentals

Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy Fundamentals

 

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Deep Tissue/Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy – Chest/Abdomen and Synthesis

Instructor:  Eloise Albrecht

37 Hours    $600 + texts

 

Class description:

Deep stomach work - accessing the Psoas

Positional Release and more stretches

How to think when a client comes in with a complaint - taking your Kinatomy knowledge and applying it to the "What to work on first" list.

Diaphragm and Intercostal muscles

 

Prerequisite: 

Deep Tissue Fundamentals

Kinesiology/Advanced Anatomy Fundamentals

Deep Tissue - Legs & Feet, Back & Neck, and Arms & Hands

 

 

 

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