with Keith Vencill
Friday: 6-10pm, Sat & Sun: 9am-6pm
**Included in this workshop, you will receive a free copy of The Deep Massage Book: How to Combine Energy and Structure in Bodywork by David Lauterstein**
Deep Massage – The Lauterstein Method will greatly enhance therapists’ understanding and interaction with both the structure and energy of the human being. Students in “Deep Massage 1 – How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork” will receive 30 clearly articulated and demonstrated techniques that will add immeasurably to their therapeutic repertoire. Enhanced understanding of the body’s anatomy – both structural and energetic – will result in greater inspiration and benefit for both therapist and client. In Deep Massage 1 you will learn the entire basic Deep Massage Protocol and immediately begin using it with all your clients.
- 30 new Deep techniques for the back, pelvis, legs, front torso, shoulders, neck, and head
- How to affect fascia through the thixotrophic effect
- The “fulcrum” model – a systematic method for cultivating optimized touch quality
- How to simultaneously engage the myofascial and nervous systems
- The 12 Working signs of mindbody healing – observation skills which facilitate greater therapeutic impact
- A higher level of “psychomechanics” as well as body mechanics
- The 7 Dimensions of Touch – deeper exploration of centering, enhanced movement, breath, graceful verticality, hear, understanding and inspiration
This class singularly explores a new philosophy and practice of massage, an approach to touch therapy that affects clients deeply, not necessarily with more pressure, but with a more profound and vital connection. In a world where virtual reality holds prominence, hunger for the experience of actual reality becomes more pronounced and urgently necessary. Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method conveys a powerful therapeutic route for dramatically relieving pain and tension, optimizing wellness and wholeness of body, mind, and spirit.
This workshop will cover all the theory and techniques from David Lauterstein’s Deep Massage Book, which you will receive at this workshop, reviewed as “the most innovative book in bodywork in the last 30 years.”
For therapists who wish to become certified in Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method, this class is the first 20-hour segment in the 60-hour Deep Massage: Certification Program
Keith Vencill, BS, LMT, MTI has taught at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in the 500-hour program and in advanced workshops on anatomy and on Deep Massage for over 10 years. His workshops weave palpation and touch refinement, personal stories from table-side, explorations into the unknowable chemistry of great sessions, and examination into each massage therapist’s ability to profoundly improve their clients’ lives. Believing that massage is not solely the mechanical manipulation of tissues, but a dance between the nervous systems of giver and receiver, Keith advocates Deep Massage, the Lauterstein Method because it stresses precision, focus, and most of all: listening.
Keith makes his living providing massage, averaging 25-30 hands-on hours a week. Since 2003 he has worked with college athletes, marathoners, chiropractic patients, renaissance fair goers, computer experts, hotel spa guests, office workers and many others.