with David Lauterstein
(Registration is closed – Workshop available for walk-in)
**10% discount for TLC students/grads**
Prerequisites for Workshop:
Ideal but not required, review the extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the feet before workshop. Recommended: Page 65 of the Anatomy Coloring Book. You will receive a copy of this page in the workshop.
Items to bring/wear for this workshop include:
- Note-taking supplies
- 2 Sheet Sets
- Lubricant of your choice
- 1 Pillow or towel to support head in supine position
- 1 Blanket
- Loose, comfortable clothing
- A light sweater or jacket is recommended as temperatures in meeting areas are sometimes difficult to control
In this class you will spend a blissful day learning about the anatomy of the foot, learning advanced techniques and experiencing detailed, relaxing foot work! This will add a new dimension to what you offer your clients and add tremendously to their satisfaction with your work and its results.
Most therapists do not have a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the feet – even though they underlie every single thing we do! Each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments.Knowing this anatomy much better will dramatically enhance the quality of your work. The techniques you will learn will give you new tools to treat injuries, chronic tension, and other foot problems that can affect the structure and function of the whole body.
- The 4 layers of muscles in the soles of the feet – both extrinsic and intrinsic
- The structure of the muscles on the dorsum of the foot
- More about the plantar ligament and plantarfascitis
- Essential trigger points
- Cross-fiber friction for key ligaments
- Deep massage and Zero Balancing techniques to benefit both the structure and energy flow through the feet
David Lauterstein is the author of The Deep Massage Book – How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork (Redwing Books). He is Co-Director of Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, TX. Since 1982 he has taught Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method and Zero Balancing throughout the U.S. and in the U.K. He is also author of Putting the Soul Back in the Body and the CD, “Roots and Branches” for massage. He is one of the most highly respected educators in the massage therapy realm – inducted in 2011 into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, honored as the 2012 recipient of AMTA’s Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award, and in 2013 by the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education as “Educator of the Year.”