30-hour Mentorship Program: Deep Tissue Massage, Pain Management Massage, and Yoga Therapy
The Rising Spiral Difference
At Rising Spiral, we redefine deep tissue massage therapy. Far from simply offering a “deep massage” that relaxes the entire body, we offer a massage with a purpose—a massage that discerns each body’s unique pattern of tightness and weakness and addresses each misalignment according to its needs. In short, deep tissue massage isn’t about depth at all; it is about specificity.
Because the body is not a stagnant, two-dimensional structure, but a three-dimensional spiral-spring system in motion, we have created a three-dimensional, motion-oriented approach to bodywork. Our signature style is best described as a blend of four primary modalities: advanced deep tissue massage, myoskeletal alignment therapy, Thai-Yoga bodywork, and yoga therapy. We are so excited to share it with you!
What You’ll Learn
- Advanced Deep Tissue Massage:
Refine your touch and you will cultivate your intuition. We begin each mentorship program with a workshop that explores the key concepts of deep tissue touch: flowing slow(er) and deep(er), listening rather than doing, rotating rather than compressing, focusing on intention, working with direction, hooking the fascia, and playing with angles. These concepts are the bedrock on which we will build our techniques.
- Structural Massage Techniques:
At Rising Spiral, we practice a structural massage modality pioneered by osteopath, Rolfer, and clinical psychologist Dr. Eric Dalton, called myoskeletal alignment therapy. In this portion of the workshop, you will learn how to identify and balance weak/inhibited and tight/activated musculature. Then, you’ll learn Dalton-inspired osteopathic joint mobilization techniques, tendon and ligament therapy, and a contract-relax method that works directly with the nervous system to retrain muscle memory.
*Please note that we are not certified MAT instructors, and we cannot certify you in MAT.
- Thai on the Table:
This movement meditation has been used therapeutically for centuries. With Thai-yoga bodywork’s creative, dynamic stretch techniques, you will learn how to use movement to assess and treat restrictions, how to use jostling to nourish joints, and how to use breathwork to release a holding pattern from the inside-out.
- Yoga Therapy:
While traditional yoga therapy addresses everything from organ systems to the spiritual body, this module focuses on yoga therapy for the myoskeletal, fascial, and nervous systems. You will learn how to pair yoga poses with common misalignments to strengthen weaknesses, safely stretch contractions, and create new neurological pathways to pain-free living. You will also learn how to integrate verbal cuing and muscle firing techniques into a manual therapy practice.
Schedule: Every other Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM-12 PM for 10 weeks from Oct 7- Dec 3 2017
Location: 366 Cortona Dr. West Lake Hills TX 78746
Who we’re looking for: Licensed massage therapists, medical professionals, current massage therapy students, and current yoga practitioners who are interested in doing manual therapy
Continuing Education Credit: 30 clock hours
Sat Oct 7: Functional Assessment and Session Planning
Sun Oct 8: Deep Tissue Methods for a Pain Management Practice
Sat Oct 21: Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy “Technique Tool Bag: The Dirty Dozen”
Sun Oct 22: Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy for treating scoliosis, sciatica, frozen shoulder, and funky necks
Sat Nov 4: Prone and supine Thai techniques
Sun Nov 5: Side-lying and seated Thai techniques
Sat Nov 18: Yoga Therapy Off the Table: Creating a self-care yoga therapy plan
Sun Nov 19: Yoga Therapy On the Table: Introduction to Bowspring Massage
Sat Dec 2: Integration Demonstration and Practice
Sun Dec 3: Integration Capstone, Trade with Partner and Feedback
Contact Julia at (512) 200-3909 for more information. To apply for mentorship, simply complete this Mentorship Application and submit it to email@example.com.
By check made payable to Rising Spiral Massage LLC: $750.
Send checks to Rising Spiral Massage, 1707 W. Koenig Ln. Austin TX 78756.
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