Therapeutic Techniques of Deep Tissue Massage: Part II
Based on the popular 7-DVD set by Art Riggs, Certified Advanced Rolfer, CMT, this advanced practice home study (kinesthetic) course clearly demonstrates the principles necessary for deep tissue massage that’s safe, sensitive and efficient.
Learn from one of the most highly respected teachers in the USA. Art Riggs provides instructions and protocols for postural analysis; deep tissue treatment; how to teach strengthening and stretching exercises to clients; how to troubleshoot problems when they arise, and how to protect your body while working.
Many massage training products just show "strokes" without delving into the complex issues of soft tissue restrictions, osseous articulations and strategies for working with the multitude of different issues we face as therapists. This extensive training series not only shows countless strokes and techniques, but more importantly will demonstrate the qualitative art of working with deep tissues to effect profound change.
This course has a user-friendly design and is relevant to any type of massage practice in any environment.
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Already own the 7-DVD set Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release: A Video Guide to Techniques? Call us at 1-800-364-5722, 9am to 5pm, to discuss your enrollment options.
Part 1: The Fundamentals (DVDs 1 and 2)
Part 2: Deep Tissue Strategies (DVDs 3, 4 and 5) Hundreds of strategies to integrate into your practice, including:The Legs and Pelvis
Part 3: Advanced Techniques for Troubleshooting and Treatment of Injuries, including Stretching and Strengthening Suggestions (DVDs 6 and 7)
Many additional strategies are also covered, such as:
I found Mr. Art Riggs very informative and knowlegable in this wonderful course. It certainly will improve me as a professional massage therapist and will definitly enhance my massage practice.
Claire M. Balint, LMT
Better understanding of the body tissues and how to work deeply without hurting the client, is what I enjoyed the most.
C. Bracamonte, LMT, NCTMB
Same excellence as Part I of this course! Great reference material.
E. Nazario, LMT, NCTMB
This was a very well presented course on deep tissue techniques.
C. Vojtasek, LMT, NCTMB
Art Riggs is a fantastic educator and rolfer. I would recommend this to anyone who does massage as essential!
L. Star, CMT
Excellent DVDs! So much great material! I watched some of them 3 or 4 times. Printing out the test and answering the questions as I watched helped to hold my attention.
S. Bouton, LMT, NCTMB
- Define Deep Tissue Massage, identify its main principles and benefits, and recognize at least 5 areas of caution
- Differentiate between compressing tissue and stretching it; identify principles of correct biomechanics, and recognize the key element of “melting” muscle tissue
- Identify each of these stroke strategies, with examples of when their use is appropriate: lengthening, anchor and stretch, cross-fiber, separating muscle compartments, freeing entrapments and allowing muscles to shorten
- Identify why it’s important to place muscles in a stretched position and how to use side-lying positions
- Identify at least 3 specific therapeutic strategies for each of these areas: foot & lower leg, upper leg, pelvis, pelvis & low back, abdomen
- Identify at least 3 specific therapeutic strategies for each of these areas: breath, upper & mid-back, shoulder girdle & chest, arms, hands & neck, skull & jaw
- Identify at least 3 ways to instruct your clients about how to prevent back pain, neck pain and headaches, and at least 1 way to recognize malignant melanoma
- Identify at least 1 therapeutic strategy for common complaints in each of the following body parts, and how to correctly apply it to practice situations: the ankle, plantar fasciaitis, the knee, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow
- Identify at least 1 therapeutic strategy for common complaints in each of the following body parts, and how to correctly apply it to practice situations: carpal tunnel syndrome, the low back, sciatica and the shoulder
- Identify the key elements in assessing clients and choosing appropriate deep tissue approaches for them
- Identify how to establish and maintain a thriving practice that includes Deep Tissue Massage and expresses who you are
Pain in a joint will usually have the effect of sending inhibitory nerve responses to the muscles, which results in atrophy and weakness. This weakness is one reason why a minor acute injury will sometimes turn into a chronic inflammation. Simple exercises that take only five or ten minutes a day can have profound effects on alleviating knee pain.
Pain in the knee may come from lack of stability and imbalances in strength between different muscles associated with stabilizing the knee joint and patella. Ninety percent of the clients I see for knee pain have had dramatic improvement doing strengthening and flexibility exercises, while soft tissue work by itself, although very helpful, has not been as effective.
In the early stages of strengthening, an inflamed joint may not tolerate movement until the inflammation has decreased. The safest strategy is to progress from isometric strengthening exercises that keep the knee joint immobile, to more complex exercises involving flexion and extension of the joint." (Deep Tissue Massage: A Visual Guide to Techniques by Art Riggs, 2007)Back to top Enroll Now