In order to be a great deep tissue practitioner you need to have a solid anatomical foundation, great palpation skills, command of a wide variety of techniques, and lots of patience. Clinical Deep Tissue is the foundation to set all of that in motion. The class starts by blending a base of anatomical and physiological understanding with focused palpation skills and kinesthetic practice. This foundation is essential for recognizing why and how muscles and fascia fall into dysfunction and end up in patterns that produce pain and limited movement. After exploring the mechanisms behind neuromuscular techniques such as Positional Release (PR), Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Integrative Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique (INIT), Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Release Techniques, and more, the class goes systematically through the different muscle groups and teaches students how to properly assess and treat dysfunctions by applying these techniques throughout the body. If you are ready to move beyond the idea of hard work and forcefulness, and to start to understand the detail and nuance that is involved in skilled deep tissue work, this is the class for you.
Deep Tissue I or equivalent
Anatomy & Physiology C or equivalent
Books: Clinical Applications of Neuromuscular Techniques, Vols. 1 & 2. Leon Chaitow & Judith Delany. Elsevier. Second Editions
Prerequisite for this program is Deep Tissue I or equivalent. We highly suggest you take Anatomy & Physiology-Muscles, Movement and Massage prior to taking this course as well. There is tremendous focus on Anatomy and Physiology in the Clinical Deep Tissue course and without a solid understanding of A&P it will be very challenging to keep up and absorb the material.
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