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“The week after the imassage workshop I had a full schedule of clients waiting for me with many being new to the practice. Had I not taken the workshop, learned new techniques and developed the confidence to use deeper tissue work effectively, I would've never turned so many into repeat clients. You've helped to make my practice more effortless and my clients would thank you as well I'm sure.”
 
 

~ S. Belyea, LMT, Reiki Master, Tampa, FL

 
2017 Class Descriptions

imassage, Inc. is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB Provider # 450394-07).  Email: info@imassageinc.com to request classes for your area. To view sample podcasts visit our youtube page.


The Deep Tissue Toolbox for Orthopedic Conditions

Come learn NEW techniques Eric compiled to address some of the most common injuries you see in your practice: lower back pain, tennis/golf elbow, medial/lateral shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, patellar tendinitis and rotator cuff issues.

If you have attended one of Eric's previous workshops, these techniques are all NEW for 2017! No repeats!
12 NEW Deep Tissue Techniques

You asked us for it and here it is -- it's "All massage- All day" during this one-day, hands on workshop!  This course is a must if you loved the 21 Deep Tissue Techniques workshop or if you are looking for a great introduction to the imassage Deep Tissue approach.  Learn techniques with our career longevity signature. 

* None of these techniques are included in the 21 Deep Tissue Techniques workshop- they are all NEW!

  • techniques to address the tibialis posterior, arm flexors, quadriceps, rhomboids and many more
  • fresh approaches for treating many common conditions including headaches, tennis elbow, medial shin splints and lower back pain
  • save your hands with our “No Thumbs” Deep Tissue approach
  • learn Core Body Mechanics for career longevity


21 Deep Tissue Techniques to Enliven Your Practice

A package of dynamic techniques your clients will love! This hands-on workshop teaches therapists a variety of myofascial release, trigger point, and active engagement techniques for all regions of the body. These can be immediately integrated into a massage practice. This is our most popular workshop with a heavy focus on core body mechanics and ergonomics.

Students will learn:
  • fresh approaches for addressing common complaints
  • to address the fascial system safely and effectively
  • how adjusting key variables improves therapeutic results
  • body mechanics to optimize pressure levels while avoiding injury
  • creative methods to save the therapist's wrists and thumbs from overuse

Where It Is, It Ain't: Successfully Treating Lower Back Pain

Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. This class will focus on the many competing forces that pull on the pelvis and how they contribute to lower back pain.

Students will learn:
  • how interconnected fascial planes create back pain
  • to recognize an anterior/posterior pelvic tilt
  • the relationship between facilitated and inhibited musculature
  • deep tissue techniques for the quadratus lumborum, iliopsoas, rectus femoris, plantar fascia and the hamstrings


Deep Tissue Made Easy

“It's not how deep you go, it's how you go deep”… Ida Rolf. Performing deeper work often leaves us exhausted and in pain. This class provides you with the skills to deliver deeper work with less effort. Whether you are beginning your career or have been in practice for years, learn how to exceed your client's expectations and continue practicing massage for years to come.

Students will learn:
  • body mechanics using proper alignment and hand position
  • to contact deep layer musculature safely and effectively
  • techniques for all regions of the body
  • to apply strokes without the use of thumbs
  • concepts for table height, lubricant and leverage


 
Unlocking Computer Shoulder

Our practices are full of clients seeking relief from jobs where habitual computer use is required and often exasperated by additional hours “surfing the web.” As therapists, we recognize the prevalence of postural distortion and pain patterns associated with computer use. This class focuses on unwinding the cumulative effects of these conditions.

Students will learn:
  • techniques to address kyphosis, medial rotations, and forward head posture
  • the relationship between facilitated and inhibited musculature
  • to recognize myofascial stress lines in clients
  • to empower clients with guidelines for improved ergonomics




 
Massage Ethics: Navigating the Waters

This highly interactive workshop openly explores ethical issues that massage
therapists routinely face in their professional and personal lives. Through
a dynamic mix of lectures, discussions, small group exercises, and self
assessments, students will explore an array of topics.

Students will learn:
  • maintaining client safety, confidentiality, and satisfaction
  • managing communication skills
  • establishing and communicating boundaries
  • navigating transference and countertransference
  • incorporating self-care and strategies to avoid burnout


 
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