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N.) Resetting the Body After Trauma & Introduction to Trager -- Both Classes (Post Falls September 28-29, 2019)


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Instructor: Joseph Rodin, LMT, Certified Trager Practitioner

Saturday -- Resetting the Body After Trauma

When trauma (both physical and mental) occurs, our bodies and minds wall off the effects, so we can continue to function. While this has survival value initially, over time it impales our innate sense of wholeness. These effects can include nervous system hyper-vigilance, rigid somatic patterning and conditioned emotional responses.

Through skillful touch and bodywork we can facilitate clients in releasing these effects, in becoming present in their bodies and learning to reunite with their experience of wholeness. In this class, you'll assist this process by learning to:

  • restore balance within the sensory-motor nervous system
  • attune and respond to clients with emphatic resonance both verbally and somatically
  • facilitate the release of unnecessary, protective patterning

Note:  The class, "Resetting the Body After Injury: The Missing Element for Treatment Resolution" although complementary to this class, is not the same class, so class content between the two class has some limited shared information, but are different classes.

What to Bring: Set of sheets, pillow/bolster; wear loose clothing.

Sunday -- Introduction to Trager: The Art of Oscillatory Compression

What is Trager?
Trager is a unique, neuromuscular approach to bodywork and movement re-patterning. The tablework consists of deep, fluid rocking movements (oscillations) of muscles and joints combined with compression and gentle traction. This feeds into the nervous system resulting in dramatic muscular relaxation, along with feelings of lightness, freedom and flexibility. The client is also shown simple exercises called mentastics which helps integrate the profound changes in the body.

About This Class:
Although Trager is it's own bodywork modality, it can be used to greatly enhance other styles of massage. In this class you’ll:

  • Learn and practice Trager bodywork techniques and principles.
  • Learn how the potency of the Trager three-dimensional oscillations, combined with tissue compression, promotes profound tissue release, dissolves muscle memory, and improves the efficiency of the nervous system.

You’ll leave with immediately effective tools for your style of work and an appreciation for the profound contributions of the Trager approach!

This Introductory Workshop serves as a prerequisite for the Trager® Level 1 Training leading towards certification as a Trager Practitioner.

ID Massage Therapists:  Under Idaho massage law, Trager is an "exempted" modality -- anyone can practice it, a massage license is not required.  Therefore, the ID Bureau of Licensing will not accept Trager continuing education as part of the 6 hours required to renew massage licenses.  Idaho massage therapists can of course take this class to improve themselves as massage therapists, they just cannot use it to renew their Idaho massage license.  It can be used for AMTA and NCBTMB credit.  If you possess a massage license in another Pacific Northwest State, there are no such restrictions.

What to Bring: Set of sheets, pillow/bolster; wear loose clothing.

Registration Options: We are offering Joe Rodin's classes at a discounted group rate if you register for both classes at once, versus taking each individual classes 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 $45.

Class Date: September 28-29, 2019
Class Time: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Post Falls, ID (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $295 if registered by 9/20/19; $325 if registered after 9/20/19
Cost/Hour: $18.44/hr if registered by 9/20/19; $20.31/hr if registered after 9/20/19
CE Hours: 8

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