Learn a painless and effective way of releasing trigger points! If you have had trigger point work you know how painful the treatments can be. Fortunately there is another therapy that works synergistically with trigger point work to make it painless and even more effective. Strain Counterstrain work, also known as Positional Release, uses positioning to help reduce the pain-spasm cycle for effective trigger point release. Once you learn the principles of this work you can apply it anywhere in the body. In this class you will learn:
different types of trigger points
how to find trigger points
common referred pain patterns
how to position your client so there is no pain during treatment
body mechanics to make this work easier for you
Trigger points are a major cause of musculoskeletal pain, so this work can help your clients to become pain free. Extensive notes will be provided with this class. **Please bring shorts and a sports bra for women.
About the Instructor
Abundant Health Resources is directed by James Mally, N.D. Dr. Mally 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.