CORE MYOFASCIAL THERAPY CERTIFICATION

People used to think massage just facilitated circulation.  But there have been enormous advances in this field and in massage education.  Now some of greatest teachers are showing us that tension is released in the muscles and their connective tissues, by intelligent, science- informed touch and quality of contact – not by quantity of pressure or through circulatory work. B...
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BODY MOBILIZATION TECHNIQUES

“BMT” – Body Mobilization Techniques – were collected and refined by Robert King, the founder of The Chicago School of Massage Therapy, in the early 1980’s. For many years, Bob came down to The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and taught one great workshop after another. The founders of our school, John and David, were both early students of Bob’s. One of our earliest instruct...
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LAUTERSTEIN-CONWAY’S TOP TEN IN 2017

This year we began nine new 500-hour professional training classes. New teachers, tutors, assistants, and alumni joined our faculty to enthusiastically teach and further our mission to fully support every student’s success. Each year taking students from beginners to, in as little as seven months, becoming full-time licensed therapists and doing something they love – this i...
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Neuromuscular Therapy: The Nemerov Method

by Howard Nemerov “Jane” reported pain in her left shoulder area. Initial assessment revealed tension along the superior medial border of her left scapula, as well as a zone of spinalis tension along her left lower thoracic spine. The Nemerov Method explains the “why” that correlates with the “what”. Persistent tension usually is a sign of compensation, where the tigh...
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The Deep Massage Book – update!

About a year and half ago I wrote about the process of writing The Deep Massage Book, which I've been doing, off and on, for a number of years. So here's an update.  I'm done with the writing and the commissioned illustrations from a fantastic local medical artist, Christy Krames, MA. I've pasted the table of contents below.  I am honored that it will be published by Redw...
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The Secret of Success in Massage – Exceptional Service!

I hear stories of therapists out there. Some are doing great.  Some are just making it. Some are frustrated. The times they are a’ changin’.  The advent of the Massage Envy’s, etc. has provided many more job opportunities, but at a lower paying rate.  Some employers are requiring too many massages without a break, or put pressure on the therapists to sell products.  The worl...
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Helen Keller was Right about Massage (and life)

Helen Keller was right - "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." In some ways every day is an adventure; every day a hero's journey. We don't know what will happen. We can see the obstacles and opportunities that arise as part of the incredible journeys, short and long, we take in this life. We all love the fresh sense of adventure in our lives. For advanced stude...
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The Most Important Muscle? – Deep Massage and the Rectus Abdominis

Forward flexion of the torso – sitting or moving in hunched over position – is the most common postural distortion.  Forward flexion may give rise to serious structural and energetic problems Leaning forward makes our back and neck work harder to keep us upright. It gives us less room for breathing – compromising nourishment to every single cell in the body.  It crowds vital...
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Don’t learn more about massage!

Don’t learn more about massage or bodywork! Can you imagine anyone believing that? What do we get from advanced learning? Better results with our clients. The skill level needed for self-employment More client retention More alleviation of pain More effective release of physical tension More healing from past psychological stress and trau...
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What exactly is Clinical Massage?

We hear the terms “medical massage”, “clinical massage”, and “orthopedic massage therapy” used in our field these days. What really is Clinical Massage? Some people think that it is massage that primarily addresses physical complaints of the muscles and connective tissues. Others think it is also important to address the nervous system. Still others look at the contributions...
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