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I.) Evaluation & Treatment of Shoulder Injuries and Connective Tissue Massage: Both Days (Seattle September 29-30, 2018)

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$280.00
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0110494
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Instructor: Brian Utting, LMT; NCBTMB #451040-09

Day 1 -- Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Injuries

A lot of our clients suffer from chronic rotator cuff injuries that seem to stubbornly persist using conventional massage techniques.  Learn precise and specific techniques to identify and successfully treat some of the most common injuries to the subscapularis, long head of the biceps, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor.  The class will include:

  • a review of the rotator cuff anatomy
  • assessment techniques for each of the muscle/tendon groups
  • palpation review of the rotator cuff and related shoulder structures
  • treatment techniques to both improve the injured soft tissue and to improve the range and quality of motion of the gleno-humeral joint

What to Bring: Set of sheets; face cradle cover, pillow; wear loose clothing and bring a tank top if you have one for palpation and treatment



Day 2 -- Bindegewebsmassage: Connective Tissue Massage

Bindegewebsmassage, or Connective Tissue Massage (CTM), is a precise and elegant way to work with the body's dermatomes and autonomic reflexes to induce corresponding autonomic changes in specific organs. The technique was developed in Germany by Elizabeth Dicke, and is widely practiced in Europe, although it is less known in the United States. Bindegewebsmassage is quite powerful, although it can appear subtle at first.

Starting with the sacrum, specific cutaneous zones are stroked with a dragging pressure in a precise and orchestrated way that can "trick" the body into responding as if specific organs or organ systems are being massaged. In response, the target organ vasodilates and its smooth muscles tissue relaxes. Bindegewebsmassage is quite effective for treating menstrual cramps, eliminating or reducing symptoms over 90% of the time. It can also be helpful with reducing the symptoms of migraines, asthma, and intestinal cramping. In addition, CTM can subtly affect the fascial layers (especially adhesions in the subcutaneous layer), increasing range of motion and flexibility, and reducing pain or tingling from tightened tissue. Bindegewebsmassage typically has a calming effect, and can be used for general parasympathetic relaxation as well.

A handful of clinical trials have shown CTM-style manipulation has beneficial effects in pain reduction, reduced depression, improved quality-of-life, and moderate short-term increases of beta-endorphins (pain-relieving neuro-transmitters). These trials add to anecdotal observations from clinicians that CTM often causes "virtually immediate relief in visceral or myofascial pain as well as general relaxation" (Prendergast & Rommer, 2013).

In this class, you will learn the "basic build-up", which primarily focuses on the sacral and pelvic areas and their corresponding target organs, and the "first followup", which focuses on the lower back and rib cage.

"That the viscero-cutaneous reflex interconnection is reversible, that is to say, that it not only leads from the internal organs to the skin, but vice versa, is a long-established fact. One of the most elegant and fundamental systems, which conforms almost flawlessly to the workings of the segmental reflexes, is connective tissue massage as prescribed by Dicke." - Hans Schliack, MD (prominent German neurologist).

What to Bring: Set of sheets and 2 pillows; wear loose clothing.



Registration Options: We are offering Brian Utting's classes 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 for this class. Please note that by taking the full two-day class, you save $30.

Class Date: September 29-30, 2018
Class Time: Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Seattle Location 12 -- Staybridge Suites (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $280 if registered by 9/21/18; $310 if registered after 9/21/18
Cost/Hour: $17.50/hr if registered by 9/21/18; $19.38/hr if registered after 9/21/18
CE Hours: 16

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