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Body Mechanics-Postural Stress Reduction
April 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm$150
7 CE contact hours, NCBTMB Provider #451117-09
Are you leaving work in pain? As massage therapists, we educate our clients and assist them in identifying postural stressors that are contributory to their pain and dysfunction. This course is your opportunity to identify your postural stresses and pain contributors. Body mechanics is defined as: the application of kinesiology to the use of proper body movement in daily activities, to the prevention and correction of problems associated with posture, and to the enhancement of coordination and endurance. Longevity of a massage therapist’s career is dependent on the efficiency, fluidity and ease of movement around the table and in the execution of massage techniques. Let’s face it, massage therapy is a very physical profession and there is a high instance of provider injury. We will explore strategies to eliminate your thumb dependency and abuse, reduce job-related wrist, shoulder and back pain. The main focus of this class is individualized table-side attention to identify and bring awareness to your personal patterns and postural stressors. Together we will work on alterations to bring comfort, ease and fluidity to your movement!
Prerequisites: This course is open to massage therapists who wish to learn more on the topic.
Please Bring: Massage Therapists: 1 set of sheets, a large bath towel, unscented lotion/cream, a yoga mat or large blanke