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ZZ2.) Introduction to Visceral and Abdominal Massage (Seattle June 6, 2021)

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$170.00
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0110491-8
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Instructor: Brian Utting, LMT; NCBTMB #451040-09

The viscera are at the very core of our body, and are, along with our nervous system, a primary source of life. They are at the center of our structure, our emotions, our biochemistry, and our life energy. There are over 500 million neurons in the belly (about 5 times more than in the spinal cord), and our enteric nervous system is a primary source of our intuition and "gut" feelings.

When we are anxious or distressed, our natural instinct is to protect our soft underbelly and "stuff" emotions there, causing multilayered problems throughout the body. The smooth muscles of the gut contract, pulling on the surrounding mesentery and fascia, causing not only gut pain, but back pain. In addition, surgery can create adhesions and multi-directional disruptions in the abdominal fascia and musculature. It is ironic that this vital healing area is often overlooked in massage.

The sensitivity and vulnerability of the belly is precisely why it is so receptive to safe, calming, and nourishing touch. We can soothe the enteric nervous system and the soft underbelly, sending waves of deep relaxation throughout the entire body. We can relax the smooth muscles of the intestines, which reduces pain, improves digestive function, and eases the fascial pull in the back and other areas of the body. We can sometimes separate post-surgical adhesions, creating balance and increased ease of movement at the very core of the body.

In this class you will learn simple and effective abdominal massage techniques that are easy to integrate into your massage practice. You will learn the basic layout of some of the area's major anatomical structures and how to identify, palpate, and treat them. This class will make your abdominal work more comforting, intelligent, and effective. You will be able to help your clients achieve deeper states of relaxation, relieve pain, improve digestive function, and help free up deep structural imbalances.

"I was expecting a belly massage class and walked away with a deep understanding of the abdomen. This class was incredible." ~ KC Johnston, LMT and Doula

What to Bring: Set of sheets; pillow or bolster, pillow case, hair clip, wear loose clothing.  For women:  please bring a pillow case for a breast drape along with a hair clip.  For Men: with our new regulations regarding coverage of the chest/breasts, please be prepared to sign a release allowing your chests/breasts to be uncovered during the treatment portion of the class, or bring a pillow case along with a hair clip for a breast drape.  For PPE, bring 2 facemasks (disposable surgical mask or N95/KN95 respirator – only one should be required per day, the extra is back-up), eye protection and clothing protection (apron, smock or 2 sets of scrubs) are required. For information on PPE items and preparing for class, please click HERE.

Travel Recommendation:  If you are traveling by plane, train or long-distance bus, please click HERE to read our recommendations for traveling and attending class.

Registration Options: We are offering these 2 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 both classes. Please note that by taking both classes, you save $45.

Class Date: June 6, 2021
Class Time: Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (Note: This class was moved from 3/13/21 to 6/13/21.)
Location: Seattle Location 2 -- Staybridge Suites (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $170
Cost/Hour: $21.25/hr
CE Hours: 8

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