Posture and Pain
Gravity takes a toll on our bodies every day, constantly straining our structure and slowly dragging our body into misalignment. This problem is usually not noticed (or perhaps is even considered to be normal) until some sports activity or physical labor aggravates the problem enough to cause persistent pain. The result is a trip to the doctor. Since muscle imbalances are the most common cause of misalignment, massage therapy is clearly the most effective form of treatment.
In this fast-paced four hour class, you will learn all about postural distortions from the serious (Scoliosis, Lordosis, Kyphosis) to the everyday distortions that cause subtle but lingering pain. You will learn about how and why massage therapy works to treat these conditions and how to educate physicians and patients about this as well.
A key part of this class will be learning to perform "body reading" an identification of postural misalignment in patients (or potential patients), with just a brief visual scan. The class will be broken up into small groups where participants, at their option, can be evaluated for misalignments themselves.
In this class students will:
- Learn primary goals of medical massage including unconstrict muscle, be mindful of fascia and initiate diffusion;
- Understand what connective tissue and fascia is and how dysfunction can lead to pain;
- Discuss key dermatomes, learn about multiple types of pain;
- Review anatomical planes and movements of the spine in relation to postural analysis;
- Learn to view key points of the body, in various planes, from an anterior view, a posterior view and a lateral view;
- Learn to differentiate between favored posture and deviations; ideal alignment and deviations and understand Upper and Lower Cross (Janda) Syndromes;
- Leave the class with multiple “tools” to use in session analysis including SOAP notes, visual assessment, knowledge of biomechanics, palpatory skills, muscle and ROM testing, historical notes, etc.
This class is one of six classes that is required as core curriculum in our Medical Massage Practitioner Program. This class is part of our Masters Level Series. Discounted pricing is available when enrolling in a series of classes including the Posture / Upper Extremity Series.
Days and Times
This class typically takes place on a Saturday from 8am - 12noon.
This class is also offered at Las Vegas Success School, on Costa Rica Education Vacations and on various Seminars at Sea. Days and times may vary based on the event.
4 live, hands-on, continuing credit hours are offered towards national certification classes, Florida and Texas.
Please enroll early to ensure your place in class. Our class size limits are strictly enforced.
Dallas, TX - October 2, 2021 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. Location: to be announced.
Orlando, FL - October 6, 2021 This class is scheduled to take place on a Wednesday from 1:30pm-5pm. This class is scheduled to take place at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Convention Center, 8214 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819, #407-581-9001. A $12 per person per day massage table rental fee has been added to the price of the tuition. (If you are able to bring a massage table, please opt-out of this fee on the Orlando Success School page: https://www.lmtsuccessgroup.com/orlando) Our room block is at the Element by Westin, 8278 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819, #407-352-2225.
Richmond, VA - October 9, 2021 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. Location: Homewood Suites Richmond Airport, 5996 Audubon Drive, Sandston, VA 23150, #804-737-1600.
Baltimore, MD - October 16, 2021 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. Location: Homewood Suites Baltimore/BWI Airport, 1181 Winterson Road, Linthicum, MD 21090, #410-684-6100.
Raleigh, NC - October 23, 2021 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. Location: To Be Announced.
San Antonio, TX - November 6, 2021 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. Location: To Be Announced
Chicago, IL - November 13, 2021 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. Location: Comfort Inn O'Hare, 2175 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60018, #847-635-1300
Hartford, CT- November 13, 2021 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. Location: To Be Announced
Charlotte, NC - December 4, 2021 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday from 8am-12noon. Location: Wingate by Wyndham CLT Airport I-85/I-485, 4238 Business Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28214, #704-395-3600.
Las Vegas, NV - December 8, 2021 This class is scheduled to take place on a Wednesday from 1:30pm-5pm. Seminar and Room Block Location: the LINQ Hotel & Experience, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Room block: https://book.passkey.com/go/SQLMT1. A $12 per person, per day massage table fee has been included in the price of the tuition.