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ZZZS1.) Myofascial Balancing--Joint Decompression for the Upper Extremities (Seattle June 5, 2021)


Product Description

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

About this Class: Unbalanced joints become "crooked" and compressed simultaneously. As the bones lose their ability to gracefully move around each other, joint dysfunction accelerates. In this course, we focus on balancing and decompressing the joints of the arms, wrists and hands. Ignore them at your peril! Along the way, we discuss common injuries and conditions related to balance in the region, such as shoulder impingement, epicondylitis, CTS, TOS and more. This class includes:

  • Detailed weight-bearing palpation/evaluation of upper body alignment
  • Specific joint decompression and balancing of the sternoclavicular, A-C, glenohumeral (shoulder), elbow, wrist, and hand joints
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: June 5, 2021
Class Times: Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Seattle Location 1 -- Therapeutic Training Center (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $170 if registered by 5/28/21, $190 if registered after 5/28/21
Cost/Hour: $21.25/hr if registered by 5/28/21, $23.75/hr if registered after 5/28/21
Hours: 8

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