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ZD.) Deep Tissue of the Neck & Assessment and Treatment of Neck Ligaments: Both Days (Seattle December 8-9, 2018)


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

Day 1 (Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Posterior, Lateral and Anterior Neck)

It's rare to find massage therapists who really know how to massage the neck in a precise, specific way--especially around the small muscular attachments to the TVP's--even though this is often where the muscles are most frayed and/or inflamed. Learn specific, potent, and effective Deep Tissue techniques to release the posterior, lateral and anterior neck muscles. These include: cervical paraspinals, suboccipital triangle, levator scapula, scalenes, SCM, suprahyoids, infrahyoids, longus capitus and colli as well as others depending on time. As the anterior neck is an area of the body often glossed over in massage schools, extra attention will be given to this area.

These are straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that can be immediately applied in practice. The work is well suited to either an injury clinic or a spa, and it will increase your precision, palpatory sensitivity, and effectiveness. Body mechanics will also be a focus of these classes as well as proper use of fingers to save wear and tear on joints.

What to Bring: Set of sheets; pillow or bolster; wear loose clothing

Day 2 (Assessment and Treatment of the Neck Ligaments)

The neck is one of the most common areas of client complaint, injury and dysfunction, and it can be a challenging area to treat effectively. We will explore the deeper terrain of the neck, concentrating on the ligamentous structures that, when injured, often create chronic neck pain and tension. The cervical ligaments are every bit as important as the muscles and the bones, but are often overlooked by massage therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists.

You will learn:

  • a variety of assessment skills
  • general contraindications
  • the treatment skills to help the injured and compromised structures to recover

A primary focus of this class is to help you refine your accuracy in both palpation and treatment, and to help you develop more confidence, specificity and thoroughness in your neck assessment and treatment.

What to Bring: Set of sheets; face cradle cover, pillow/bolster; 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: December 8-9, 2018
Class Time: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Seattle Location 12 -- Staybridge Suites (please click on the location link for details)
Class Fee: $295 if registered by 11/30/18; $325 if registered after 11/30/18
Cost/Hour: $18.44/hr if registered by 11/30/18; $20.31/hr if registered after 11/30/18
CE Hours: 8

Reviewers Discount: If you have taken this class previously through the Therapeutic Training Center, you may review it at a 25% discount on tuition.  The reviewer's price for this class is $221. 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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