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Randall Gibson – Integrative Massage Therapy
August 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$140.00
Integrative Massage Therapy
Integrative Massage Therapy is a wholistic approach to bodywork which merges techniques from a wide variety of methods and disciplines. Anything that contributes to the health and well being of the client can be included in this individualized treatment approach. The only limitations are the practitioner’s training and scope of practice.
Successfully blending different therapies requires an understanding of anatomy and physiology, psychology, energy medicine and the core principles of each technique. The goal for every integrative session is to create a blend of techniques that becomes much more than the individual components.
Touch is the coordinating factor which facilitates this process. Along with understanding anatomy and physiology, on-going development of sensitivity, tactile awareness and manual assessment skills is essential to truly mastering any style of bodywork.
Integrative Massage Therapy is an eclectic approach. Some techniques focus on the nervous system while others may primarily affect the connective tissue, musculoskeletal or circulatory system. In order to efficiently blend these therapies, our training addresses the underlying mechanisms and how they overlap. This allows the therapist to make intelligent decisions about which methods to combine and in what order. Along with releasing restrictions in the fascial network and encouraging structural integrity, many of these techniques help to activate the parasympathetic system, bringing balance, relaxation and healing.
This course provides 7 CE HOURS