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Massage Therapy

While there are only a handful of basic massage strokes that serve as the foundation of traditional swedish massage, the artistic application and combination of those strokes can be transformed into a seemingly endless variety of massage styles.  All of these different styles end up under the catch-all term of Massage Therapy.  It seems as though anyone who practices massage in a professional setting uses the term and answers to the title of Massage Therapist. 

The art of massage is often a highly personal interpretation of various strokes that emerges uniquely for each client.  The Wellness and Massage Training Institute has developed a prized reputation for instilling self-confidence and creative thinking skills in their graduates.  That philosophy is brought into each massage and bodywork seminar we conduct.  The seminars combine the sciences of anatomy and physiology with various physical and energetic manipulations to initiate change in the physical, emotional and spiritual health of the client and massage therapist practitioner.

Among the approaches combined into the hands-on are Foundational Swedish Massage; Deep Tissue; neuromuscular trigger point; myofascial lengthening; joint mobilizations; and stretching.

Each seminar focuses on a specific health concern commonly encountered in a professional massage setting and is a mixture of lecture, discussion and hands-on demonstration and supervised practice.

 

What follows are seminars that can be scheduled at your place of business (if you are an employer) or at your school.

 

TMJD - Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Lecture and discussion covers the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint and factors that can lead to dysfunction and misalignment of the joint.  Demonstration of hands-on techniques that effectively relieve tension in the muscles that move the joint followed by supervised practice completes the seminar.  

 

Cervical Pain & Whiplash

Neck pain is one of the common reasons for client visits seeking medical care and having a comprehensive understanding of the causes and symptoms associated with neck injuries is important.  A review of the muscular, skeletal, vascular and nerve structure is followed with demonstration of hands-on techniques to address neck issues from acute to chronic in nature.

 

Low Back pain

This is the number one reason for loss of productivity in our culture.  A review of the anatomy of the spine and pelvis along with causes and symptoms of lumbar dysfunction is followed by hands-on practice for a comprehensive approach to managing your “low back” clients.

 

Shoulder Pain - Rotator Cuff & “Frozen” Shoulder

The shoulder joint is one of the more complicated joints in the body and often overused and injured.  A review of the anatomy of the joint structures and muscles that act on the joint is followed by a variety of hands-on techniques to improve mobility of the joint.

 

Thoracic Outlet and Carpal Tunnel issues

So critical for everyday activities, the hands and wrists can experience pain due to muscular overuse and fascial shortening in the neck, arm and forearm.  Massage therapists can often develop such pain due to the physical nature of our work.  Review of anatomy and hands-on skills to address the structures involved.

 

Plantar fasciitis; Heel Spurs and Sprains

Feet and ankles can take a beating from work and play activities.  Many of our clients have past history of foot and ankle injuries that do not get appropriate rehabilitation which can lead to reoccurrence in the future.  We will review anatomy and practice hands-on techniques to help resolve painful ankle and foot conditions within the realm of massage therapy.

 

Runners Knee & IlioTibial Band Syndrome

For active clients who run or exercise on a regular basis, massage therapy is a must to keep the knees functioning at their best.  The knees are subjected to a lot of abuse even if you do not exercise.  This seminar examines the anatomy of the knee and discusses factors that can impact their proper function.  Techniques specific to the thighs and hips that can improve knee health will be practiced.

 

Respiratory Health

The ability to take a normal breath is critical to our health on many levels.  We will discuss the anatomy of the respiratory system and its importance to overall body health.    Asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions will be addressed.  Massage approaches to improving respiratory function will be demonstrated and practiced under supervision.