You can look all day at pictures & read detailed articles on fascia but in order to really know, one must get past the pictures and get to the feel. As no 2 bodies are alike. Working on someone who has been tortured with emotional baggage & hangs on to it will not be the same as a healthy 20 yr old with no issues. The greater the destruction the greater the reconstruction. It's a process.
Some of us like and enjoy stickers or the certification process of levels we want to be unique and noticed, possibly to hang it up on the wall to impress others or our ego.
While some get excited at the thought of being on a highly acclaimed persons website so I can feel important.
The point is do you really want to learn the knowledge... or are you caught up in the next belt, award, certification or possibly going to date and meet people, be a class clown,
join the fraternity, etc...
The why is very important!!!!!!!!!!
Would you ever go to college to learn, simply because of interest... With no degree upon completion? Nothing more than just the gift of learning something...
If you think a grade at the end of your learning defines your understanding, your mind may just be focused on the grade and not really the knowledge of lifelong learning.
A great deal of this thinking is derived from when we were young and told we need to get good grades or compete trying to be #1.
Open your mind learn to put more knowledge into your toolbox.
I use to teach martial arts concepts until I found out few want to learn concepts and new thought provoking material, as many were always asking when do I get a belt... If you need this for yourself to feel better this type teaching is possibly not for you.
Look within and ask do I really want to learn...
Are your hands & elbows feeling worn out? Welcome to a new horizon in bodywork that will not only protect your body , but also elevate your practice.
Deep massage is truly an art form, subjective and unique to each client. It's not all about brute force or snow plow mentality but a perfection in angles, balance, leverage, & posture. Often we find ourselves trying to out muscle the muscle in a tug o
That's where we come in. With 20 + years of actual experience we are here to revolutionize the way you work. We teach a unique style few have ever seen or thought of in order to stay active in doing what you love. Yes not everyone will love the same tools and that is what makes us all so different. It is not as if you have only one option...
The only person who can change your game plan in life is you and that takes action. So I challenge you to hop on board and add some truly interesting life lessons to your skill set. Let your creative mind wander and bring joy back to your work and not just another mundane massage. Invest into your practice today. Embrace this innovative approach to massage therapy, enhance your skills, & take your
Want to do more than hunch and wear out your thumbs or blast someone with your elbow...
Many people ask for deep work having no knowledge of how to define deep massage. It's like a song or a painting very subjective in how they and you see it as what is acceptable. Sad thing is many places don't allow tools based on simply not understanding how helpful they are to do your work. They just say sorry it's our policy. That tells me do they really care about me? Careful that the dysfuncti
Many times people become complacent in their ways of doing work over and over the same way with no creative changes in the plan. Once you settle in your thinking, it puts you in stop mode of growth.
Have you ever felt you were in a contest and tried to out muscle someone on the table. Only to realize you were the one feeling all the pain the next day?
Learning new ways to help you stay in the game longer, by protecting your body with the help of tools.
Glass tools can chip if dropped and create a lot of damage if you weren't alert to the fact one was chipped prior to using it. Insurance nightmare. Just like ceramic. Pray you have some great insurance if you cut someone during working on them.
These are just as easy to chip and also be found to become quite cold, however some can be heated up.
Seldom ever gets cold to touch and is usually quite durable, specially compared to glass. Very fine sandpaper can also help with a smoother surface.
Present time I offer 3 classes with the http://www.ncbtmb.org and they will be taught not in any sequence.
Stretching the body for more range of motion 3hr. Teach locally
Tools of the trade 6hr Teach locally
Tools of trade 16hr Will Travel
You don't have a prerequisite for any class and the kicker, ask your accountant as you may be able to write this expense off.
Sheets must be brought and some oil or cream and their favorite tool of choice by each person attending.
Attendance Policy: Must attend at least 90% the advertised course hours (time) to receive offered CE Hours. No partial hours can be awarded. (Sorry - NCBTMB Rules)
Casual and comfortable dress attire (may require removal of clothing for targeted areas).
Register for class please reach out to confirm a seat is still open than You can send a check or Zelle money into a business account.
In the event you have to Cancel every preregistration includes a minimum of a $100 non-refundable deposit. You may transfer your deposit and/or tuition and forward it to another future class. However do this before a year. Tuition, minus the deposit, will be refundable up to 14 days before the course is held. With less than 14 days notice, 50% of the tuition, minus the deposit, will be returned. No refunds are possible within seven days of the class.
In the event an instructor gets ill and is unable to teach, the money will be returned and we will do our best to hopefully see you in a future class. We will always do our best in giving you as much advanced notification.
If the participant incurs any expenses due to cancellation of an event, such as hotel or flight costs, those expenses are the participant's sole responsibility, regardless of the reason for cancellation. We suggest that those people who book hotel rooms or airline flights purchase fully refundable rooms and tickets or purchase travel insurance /this insures travel and is not life or accident insurance/. This situation has never occurred however anything in life is possible.
The following conditions may preclude attending or being fully active in a class:
Please contact the instructor prior to registering if you have any questions about your ability to fully participate. If you have a desire to learn more in a tool class for ceu's ... Give me an email DavidRalstonLMT@Gmail.com
Have some fun in a workshop where you are learning new ways to work on people and making friends with those whom share the same interests of expanding knowledge and saving your hands.
Multiple areas of the body will be covered and you will have time to learn some safe strokes, and perhaps some not so safe strokes.
People will not be using tools on sensitive areas.
Certain muscle groups can be a lot more touchy.
Therefore, you will learn the appropriate pressure, and various array of tools to use.
Always challenging walking into a class where you are learning new ways in which some may be open to and some may not however you may choose to step out of your comfort zone and try something different. Note some businesses will not allow the therapist to use a tool to protect their hands.. Simply due to No training, liability issues, primarily FEAR you will push too hard and hurt the client.
One will have to realize everybody has a level that is painful to the touch and the goal should not be to see how much pressure one can tolerate. Learning cues the person may give off indicating the pressure is too much is crucial.
However some people can endure much more pressure than what some people are willing to give out. John a man with a need for unreal pressure level. Why? He was doing lots of painkillers prior to his massage... This is where the smart therapist doesn't get into a war with him about pressure level.
When someone says to much pressure do you apply more?
Do you think if they don't speak up they may like it and be able to handle that type pressure?
Learning cues the person may give off indicating the pressure is too much is crucial. Communication may be the most important key. If your expecting someone to read your mind HMMMM good luck with that.
I have come to realize a few things that help with the level of pressure is breathing as it works with Lamaze and the wiggle factor ask me in class I will take some time to address it.
Some of this is simple common sense, as you're aware some don't want you to work on certain areas when there is a bruise or stitches. Just like those whom have the flu or cold may be more sore just like a person whom got done working out hard or running a marathon or someone on pills or drugs or a smoker or a person whom drinks say Diet pop it becomes toxic within the body and seems to be felt in the muscles . In my years I have come upon those with Fibromyalgia like symptoms and worked with a wide array of different body types. A great deal of those people had very poor diets.
Some will, some wont, so what. don't get stuck, some may be offended at your new skill of introducing a tool to their skin. Just like some may not like vibration well Its a choice as the therapist if you choose to work with a client whom is not open to your way in which you work.
If your pushing to hard there is always the ability to exhibit pain which will let them know they didn't come for that. So don't go crazy with your pressure and always check in.
Sure they are paying you for your skill to work on their pain yet the goal should not be for you to walk away hurt out of the administering of that skill.