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ZT.) Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue of the Legs/Hips & Neck: Both Days (Seattle May 22-23, 2021)

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$295.00
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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.

To see a short video about this class, click HERE

What to Bring: Set of sheets, face cradle cover, two pillows, 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). 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.


Day 2 (Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Posterior, Lateral and Anterior Neck)

The neck is a strong, vulnerable and complex structure. It is the most movable part of the spine, and yet is strong enough to balance and support the head (10-11 pounds), even with chronically poor posture. Skillful deep tissue work in this area is not about brute force; it's about precision and strategy, informed by knowledge of the anatomical structures. 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 transverse processes--even though this is often where the muscles are most frayed and/or inflamed.

In the morning you will learn specific techniques for releasing the cervical posterior paraspinal muscles (longissimus, semispinalis capitis, multifidus), suboccipital triangle, levator scapula (especially the cervical attachments), facet joints, splenius capitus and cervicis, posterior, middle, and anterior scalenes, sternocleidomastoid, and masseter.

In the afternoon we will focus on deep muscle-specific techniques for the anterior neck. Many people learned in massage school to avoid this area, but it responds safely and well to skilled and precise touch. We will focus on the scalene, suprahyoid, infrahyoid, and longus capitus and colli groups. This is really helpful work for clients who have been in car accidents, have emotional issues with their necks or throats, or use their voices professionally (eg, singers).

These are straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that can be immediately applied in practice. The work is well-suited to either treating cervical injuries or improving your spa massage, and will increase your precision, palpatory sensitivity, and effectiveness. Body mechanics will also be a focus of the class as well as proper use of fingers to save wear and tear on joints.

What to Bring: Set of sheets, pillow or bolster, 2 washcloths; wear loose clothing. 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 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: May 22-23, 2021
Class Time: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Seattle Location 2 -- Staybridge Suites (please click on the location link for details)
Cost: $295
Cost/Hour: $18.44/hr
CE Hours: 16

Reviewers Discount: If you have previously taken this class,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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