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T.) Myofascial Balancing for the Pelvic and Shoulder Girdles: Both Classes (Seattle March 23-24, 2019)


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Instructor: Richard Polishuk, LMT, assisted by Lauren Christman, LMT; NCBTMB #450788-08

Day 1 Saturday -- Myofascial Balancing for the Pelvic Girdle: Postural and Intra-Pelvic Patterns

About this Class: The intricate functional problems of the pelvic girdle call for our best attention. In this class, we'll look at the relationship between femurs and pelvis and the equally important imbalances within the pelvis and sacrum. This class includes:

  • detailed standing evaluation of the pelvic pattern
  • joint decompression and balancing for hips, sacroiliac joints, and lumbar spine
  • treatment of soft-tissue structures: iliopsoas, gluteals, erector spinae, lateral rotators and more

Day 2 Sunday -- Myofascial Balancing for the Shoulder Girdle: Postural and Movement Patterns

About this Class: Good poise of the shoulder girdle can't be separated from good balance of the upper ribs. We'll work on improving this relationship, which is vital for treating shoulder impingement. Impingement is intimately related to most shoulder problems, including tendinitis and thoracic outlet syndrome. This class includes:

  • detailed weight-bearing palpation of shoulder girdle and upper ribcage (visual assessment of this area is often misleading)
  • joint decompression/balancing for shoulder, AC joint, sternoclavicular joint and ribs
  • treatment of soft-tissue structures: rotator cuff muscles, pectorals, upper arm and more

About the Myofascial Balancing Classes: Myofascial Balancing is a method of tissue manipulation designed to optimize balance in the position and mobility of the body. There are 3 related but distinct categories of technique: balancing soft tissue, balancing joints, and balancing the movement of bones through the deepest layers of soft tissue. Using these three tools, we work anywhere restrictions and imbalances are found—in any deep or superficial layer. The techniques we use are gentle and unlubricated, so that the work can be done through clothing when desired.

The ongoing interplay between assessment and treatment is the heart of this method. We use standing palpation to analyze segmental alignment and relate it to fascial imbalances. Then, local palpation at the table helps us precisely orient treatment to the shape and direction of restrictions. Frequent reevaluation during treatment helps us know that we are on track, and leads to a seamless treatment experience for the client.

The material has been developed by teachers experienced in the world of structural bodywork, including Structural Integration and Aston-Patterning. We have experience teaching to both newly-licensed therapists and experienced massage and structural bodyworkers.

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

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 the both classes, you save $30.

Class Dates: March 23-24, 2019
Class Times: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Seattle Location 4 -- Holiday Inn Express (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $310 if registered by 3/15/19; $340 if registered after 3/15/19
Cost/Hour: $19.38/hr if registered by 3/15/19; $21.25/hr if registered after 3/15/19
Hours: 8

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