NCBTMB approved classes
Classes always include lots of hands-on 'tactile' practice!!!
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Your client presents a pain.
When you feel tight muscles around that pain,
how do you utilize that information?
These classes focus on specific muscles and regions often contributing to that pain and how to correct the adhesions, distortions, and spasms within those specific muscles that are often major contributors to that pain.
The teaching format is structured to enable therapists to better understand and respond to pain signals, and then incorporate these incredibly effective soft tissue manipulation procedures immediately into their present system of massage and bodywork.
Consider them as new tools for your "tactile toolbox".
Always lots of hands on practice!
Example... Pain in the big toe region.
Consider that the flexor hallicus longus is often contributing to that pain.
Might reducing the adhesions, distortions, or spasms in that muscle be useful?
Within each and every movement
A component that deserves:
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There is a 'Sponsorship' avenue for individuals interested in bringing classes to their area and an Associate Program for accredited schools interested in incorporating NCBTMB approved CEU classes into their curriculum.
To begin discussing coordination of classes in your area, please reply with your questions and we can continue the dialogue.
This unique curriculum includes state of the art anatomy presentations that incorporate Power Point.
For example, when I am guiding a classroom of students thru corrective massage techniques that address mid thoracic tensions, distortions and adhesions, I project a life size anatomy graphic which serves as a very useful visual reference.
While you are working on the iliocostalis thoracis, you have a good visual aid.
This combination helps speed the development of your 'tactile vision'.
Possibly one of Lauren Berry's greatest contributions to Massage Therapy was in recognizing that muscles, tendons and ligaments have an optimal anatomical position and can be shifted off position via trauma, adaptation, etc.
Through recognizing, respecting and responding to that functional organization, therapists can often reduce tension and pain rather quickly.
However in many cases, pain management clinicians have found that pain often responds to non-invasive corrective massage that targets specific problematic muscles.
This 'Muscle Management®' approach is often compared to:
Soft tissue release,
Deep tissue massage among many other terms.
We refer to our approach as “corrective” with the additional intention of correcting common distortions.
A greater ability to locate and palpate specific soft tissue.
A deeper understanding of The Berry Method® of Corrective Massage and its approach of associating functional anatomy with the principles of Structural and Hydraulic Engineering.
Enhancement of skills in recognizing and connecting the 'dots' via visual, clients description of concerns, 'feeling' the soft tissue adhesions/distortions and that involvement in dysfunction and pain.
Enrichment of proficiency in appropriate application of massage technique for correcting soft tissue dysfunction to encourage restoration of pain free function in joint movement.
A clearer comprehension of the applicable relationships within trigger points and the GTO.
Ability to demonstrate advanced corrective massage techniques using accurate contact, depth, and direction.
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Taum's 35+ years of practical experience includes working on members of The SF 49ers, the US Ski team and regular folks just wanting their pain to disappear.
Combining his practical experience with modern Power Point presentations creates an unparalleled learning environment.
Such is the mechanism of the body,
and what is more ----- its works!!
When adhesions and distortions are reduced within the soft tissue layers via corrective massage, the body is more able to perform its continual repair and maintenance duties and function without the hindrance of muscular tension---
A variety of physical disorders are characterized by a distortion within skeletal muscles. This is often a primary contributing factor in many muscular/skeletal problems.
Pain can also serve as an important indication of how the muscles are currently functioning, providing the educated and aware therapist an indicator of the protocols required to reduce those pains. Any pain can decrease efficiency of movement and create undesirable injuries and compensations. The physical-muscular adaptations created as a result of pain can trigger more pain and other injuries far away from the site of the original problem.
When something hurts,
Taum's classes address the specific distortions often associated with the topic of focus....Back, knee, elbow, shoulder, wrist, TMJ.... and even the Lymphatic system.
It is assumed that health, structure and function are synergistically related.
Thus any improvement towards correcting the body’s ongoing muscular balancing act within gravity will serve to improve the bodies overall functioning and health.
The primary goal is not to "heal" the body as much as it is to quickly reduce soft tissue imbalances, thus enabling the body to use its incredible innate abilities to nourish, maintain and heal itself.
Classes always include lots of hands on 'tactile' practice!
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