Deep Tissue Level 2
This is an Advanced Deep Tissue class that offers more strategies and protocols for the release and balancing of specific myofascial strain. It is designed to follow the Deep Tissue I class after students have had time to practice the broad concepts and refine their touch and palpation skills that they learned in the Deep Tissue I class.
1. Students will be able to demonstrate the proper use of their deep tissue strokes and body mechanics.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate the proper use of their deep tissue body tools.
3. Students will develop more insights on the autonomic nervous system and its significance.
4. Students will be able to demonstrate client-activated movement to enhance the results of deep tissue work in the body.
5. Students will be able to assess rotation patterns in the body.
6. Students will demonstrate competence in structural, movement and palpation assessment of the body.
7. Students will demonstrate some competence in addressing foot and ankle problems.
8. Students will demonstrate some competence in releasing shoulder girdle strain.
9. Students will demonstrate some competence in addressing lower back strain.
10. Students will have some understanding of how to address sciatic pain.
11. Students will be able to demonstrate working with the client in the prone, supine and sideline positions as the client uses activated movements to enhance the results of their deep tissue work.
12. Students will demonstrate some competence in addressing core level strain in the body.
This Course Includes Information on the following:
Insights into the sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic nervous system, stimulation
of mechanoreceptors and their response in the body, the use of client- activated
movement to enhance the results of deep tissue work in the body, review of deep tissue
body mechanics, rotation patterns in the connective tissue, structural assessment,
movement assessment, palpation assessment, supine, prone, and sideline bodywork with
enhanced client activated movement, releasing shoulder girdle strain, areas to address for
lower back pain, sciatic pain, addressing core level strain in the body at the quadratus
lumborum, iliacus and psoas muscles.
Course Materials Required:
Deep Tissue Massage: A Visual Guide to Techniques by Art Riggs ISBN 1-55643-387-5
Sheets, lotion, lotion bottles, hand sanitizer and nail maintenance tools.
Course Materials Suggested:
Trail Guide to the Body 5 th Edition, by Andrew Biel ISBN 978-0-9658534-5-3
Students must have successfully completed the Deep Tissue I Course.
Each prospective student must provide the following documentation:
Color Copy of their Identification
Admissions Agreement must be signed and down payment collected one week before the course start date.
Down Payment (50% of the total cost of the class) Finaincial Agreement Complete