Body Mobilization Techniques
with Kevin Graef and Marc Frazier
Sunday, May 7
10am to 5pm
6CEs - **$125
**10% discount for TLC students/faculty/alumni**
About the Workshop:
Body Mobilization Techniques (BMT’s) combine explorative body mobilization and massage to restore clients’ movement range and ease. These techniques provide valuable feedback for both client and therapist. The experience provides the client with information about their own movement possibilities, tension patterns, and restrictions, in the same manner and time as it is released. BMT’s allow the therapist to assess and address tissue quality simultaneously.
- Interrupt the pain~spasm~pain cycle
- Establish pain free range of motion
- Improve joint range through gentle “distracted” stretching
- Identify limiting factors
- Allow for palpation of muscle imbalance and relief of chronic spasticity
- Help normalize and desensitize clients somatic experience of painful areas
- Facilitate therapist and client cooperation
- Allow for the release of deeply “held” tension
With BMT’s, movement is the message as well as the goal. When you confidently move your clients body during massage you are truly speaking the body’s language. Movement decreases the “invasiveness” of certain massage techniques, and increases their therapeutic effectiveness.
BMT’s are the perfect addition to your SPORTS MASSAGE techniques! Ensuring pain free range of motion can reduce injuries and increase performance. They can be done through the clothes without sacrificing any effectiveness, making them ideal for on-site pre and post event massage. Athletes and those who like to move will benefit greatly from BMT’s.
Body Mobilization Techniques are an integral part of the 500 hour licensing program taught here at Lauterstein~Conway Massage School and Clinic. For those of you who have already studied BMT’s at TLC, this workshop will review and deepen your understanding and utility of many of the techniques you’ve already seen, AND We will also be introducing “NEW” BMT’s, not taught within the 500 hour program!
Kevin Graef, LMT, MTI, graduated the 500 hour Massage Therapy Training Program at Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in 2009 and the Advanced Program in 2011. His approach to bodywork is noteworthy for taking the time to feel what is going on with his clients and not rushing the unwinding of deeply held tension. His teaching style reflects this same philosophy; he ignites the passion and curiosity that he discovers in his students and helps them to fully develop their massage skills. In his free time, Kevin enjoys flora, fauna, swimming, and eating clean and yummy foods.
Marc Frazier,LMT has been a personal trainer for over 35 years and a massage therapist for 20 years. During that time, he has worked extensively in sports massage and clinical settings. He has travelled with numerous teams and is one of the most valued clinical massage and training resources in the Central Texas. His passion is functional anatomy, massage therapy, and their successful clinical application in helping people improve both their structure and functional health.