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ZZZK.) Deep Tissue for the Legs & Hips and Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbosacral Ligaments : Both Days (Seattle June 20-21, 2020)


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Instructor: Brian Utting, LMT; NCBTMB #451040-09

Day 1 (Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Legs & Hips)

The legs are often treated by bodyworkers for the least amount of time in a session. Yet they support the upper body and are under tremendous compressive force, whether we're moving or stationary. In this class, you will learn specific, potent, and effective Deep Tissue techniques to release the muscles and fascia of the hips and legs. Some of the specific muscle groups we will work with include the deep calf flexors (tibialis posterior, flexor hallucis, flexor digitorum), the anterior compartment, the quadriceps group, the tensor fascia latae and IT tract, the gluteals, the deep lateral rotators, hamstrings, and adductors. These are simple, straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that can be immediately applied in practice. Body mechanics will also be a focus of the class, as well as proper use of hands, elbows, and forearms to save wear and tear on joints.

What to Bring: Set of sheets, face cradle cover, a pillow, loose clothing, underwear, and a pair of loose fitting shorts. Some work will be done directly on the skin of the gluteal area, so please wear underwear or drape in a way that will allow access. There is also some standing work that is done directly on skin, so please make sure you bring a pair of loose-fitting shorts for this (not lycra or spandex).

To see a short video about this class, click HERE

Day 2 (Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbar and Sacral Ligaments)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that more than a million workers suffer back injuries in a year, and that they account for about 20% of the total work-related injuries. Back pain can be debilitating for many people, and even when it's just a nuisance, it can significantly impact their fundamental quality of life. Massage can often be a helpful tool in the recovery and rehabilitation process, but unfortunately, it is all too common for clients to receive massage that has a minimal impact on the source of their pain and discomfort.

One of the elements commonly missing when working with back injuries is a better understanding of, and ability to specifically palpate, the terrain of the low back and sacrum, particularly connective tissue structures like the various supporting ligaments. These ligaments are every bit as important as the muscles, bones, and fascia, but are often overlooked by massage therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists.

In this class, you will learn to palpate and treat some of the most commonly injured ligaments in the low back and pelvis, including the iliolumbar, intertransverse, sacroiliac, sacrotuberous, supraspinous, and interspinous ligaments, as well as a few key postural muscles. Clients notice the difference right away when they feel you touch the "right spots", and their chronic pain and tension begins to dissolve from the inside out.

What to Bring: Set of sheets, face cradle cover, pillow or bolster, gelpak, pillowcase, 2 washcloths, 6 colored pencils or highlighters (no pens); wear loose clothing.

Registration Options: We are offering these 2 classes of Brian Utting at a discounted group rate if you register for both classes at once, versus taking each individual class. If you would like to register for just one or both days, please click on the following links to register, otherwise continue on to register both classes. Please note that by taking the both classes, you save $45.

Class Date: June 20-21, 2020
Class Time: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:15 pm;  Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Seattle Location 1 -- Therapeutic Training Center (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $295 if registered by 6/12/20; $325 if registered after 6/12/20
Cost/Hour: $18.44/hr if registered by 6/12/20; $20.31/hr if registered after 6/12/20
CE Hours: 16

Reviewers Discount: If you have taken both classes previously through the Therapeutic Training Center, you may review it at a 25% discount on tuition.  The reviewer's price is $180. If you are eligible for the reviewer's discount, please call 206.853.6875 to register or register by mail as the website only offers classes at the regular price.

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