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Z1.) Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Torso: Iliopsoas, Diaphragm, QL and Paraspinals (Seattle July 20, 2024)


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Instructor: Brian Utting, LMT; NCBTMB #451040-09

These muscular structures support the core--they are integral to maintaining balance, structural alignment, ease of breathing, mobility, and the ability to function without lower back pain. In the morning, you will learn specific, potent, and effective Deep Tissue techniques to release the iliopsoas, diaphragm, QL, lower multifidus, and the lumbodorsal fascia. These are straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that can be immediately applied in practice, often with profound results. There will be a concise and insightful anatomy review of these structures with an eye toward fascial continuities and the functional relationships between them. We will also focus correct placement and proper use of fingers, knuckles, and elbows for optimal results.

In the afternoon we will focus on some muscle-specific Deep Tissue techniques for the Paraspinals (erector spinae and transversospinalis) that are different from but complementary to what you learned in massage school or elsewhere. The emphasis will be on releasing and unbinding the erector spinae group, the transversospinalis group, the lumbodorsal fascia, and the quadratus lumborum. These muscle-specific techniques will improve the precision and effectiveness of your back massage, and can be easily integrated to your style of bodywork. Body mechanics will continue to be a focus of the class, as well as proper use of elbows, fingers and knuckles to save wear and tear on joints. Students who have taken this class have reported that they were able to apply the techniques in their practices right away and that their clients loved the results, feeling a newfound sense of freedom and ease in their backs.

Reviewers Discount: This class is comprised of two classes: "Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Back" and "Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Iliopsoas, Diaphragm & QL". If you have taken one or the other class, or both, you may review this class at a $54 discount. The reviewer's price for this class is $126. 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.


Teacher Masking Policy For This Class: Masking is recommended, but is optional in this class, each person can choose to wear a mask, or not. For our masking policy and how to prepare for class, please click HERE.

What to Bring: Set of sheets, face cradle cover, 2 pillows, 2 wash cloths, pillow case with a hair scrunchie or clip; wear loose clothing. Women should bring a bikini top or loose bra for several techniques that will be done while seated. Please leave everything not needed for class in your vehicle or at home. Use a large tote bag or suitcase to contain your "what to bring items".

Travel Recommendation:  If you are traveling by plane, train or long-distance bus to attend class, 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 $40.

Class Date: July 20, 2024
Class Time: Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Seattle Location 5 -- Holiday Inn Note: The location was changed to the Holiday on 7/15/24 (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $180
Cost/Hour: $22.50/hr
CE Hours: 8

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