Dates: Upper Body | Thurs & Friday | 10/26/17 - 10/27/17 Lower Body | Sat & Sunday | 10/28/17 - 10/29/17 Times: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Cost: Upper Body OR Lower Body | $300.00 + $25.00 Material Fee | 16 CE Hours Take Both and SAVE! Upper Body AND Lower Body | $500.00 + $25.00 Material Fee | 32 CE Hours
Improve your massage skills by developing a sense of the muscle layers in your clients body. Join us for a fun experiential anatomy class designed for the massage therapist. Have fun making muscles out of clay and layering them on a skeleton model. We will start with the deepest muscles and work our way to the surface, taking time to palpate the muscles on each other, and to explore stretches and bodywork techniques for each muscle. This is a wonderful kinesthetic way of learning that will give you a three dimensional sense of the muscles and improve your palpation and massage skills.
For the upper body we will focus on muscles of the back, neck, face, shoulders, arm, forearm and hand. We will look at thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome, and ways of working on the muscles and structures that can cause nerve impingement.
For the lower body we will focus on muscles of the abdominal wall, hip, thigh, calf and foot. We will look at sciatic pain, psoas tightness, IT band tightness, plantar fasciitis, and other problems of the lower extremity, exploring ways of working with these problems with an understanding of the relevant anatomy.
About the Instructor
Dr. James Mally is licensed as a Naturopathic Doctor in California, and has been doing massage professionally in many different settings since 1975. He is a graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle, and the Lindsey Hopkins School, a 1000 hour massage training program.
Dr. Mally is able to integrate his thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology with the practice of massage. He has been teaching massage certification programs since 1979, and was director of Healing Arts Institute in Citrus Heights, California for 21 years.
He is currently engaged in private practice, DVD production, and teaching advanced classes in deep tissue massage, sports massage, and anatomy in massage schools around the world.
James R. Mally, N.D. is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider # 451329-10.