bellarosamassage wrote:I am looking for ideas for my CE's. I Have been doing nothing but regular swedish and Deep Tissue for 3 years now and I am bored and physically drained.. Is there anything out there that isn't so physical or at least more enjoyable? Help! I was thinking Accupressure (is that in the massage scope?), Reiki??
If you want to do work that is less physical, more enjoyable, and effective, then I recommend:
Active Isolated Stretching - www.AISfitness.com
for info on the method and seminar dates. The Active Isolated Stretching Practitioners
page on Facebook has a lot of good info and links to videos about AIS. This method has the advantage of enabling you to work effectively with clothed clients and to give them useful, active homework to complement whatever massage work you've done with them.
Positional Release Technique - There are many versions, but the best, most in-depth training are the Strain Counterstrain classes available from the Jones Institute
. This is very easy on both MT and client, and can be done with the client clothed or not. I use it all the time, including some conditions for which massage may otherwise be contraindicated.
Dermoneuromodulation - A good page for info on this is www.DNMseminar.info
- that seminar is done now (I attended), but the links to the info are still good. The instructor has agreed to teach another USA seminar in 2013, but I think she's booked for the rest of this year. DNM is extremely gently on both MT and client, and is incredibly adaptable and effective for a wide range of conditions, including many for which massage is usually contraindicated. I also love that it is very science-based and is constantly updated to reflect current research.
Jason Erickson, NCTMB, ACE-CPT, AIS-TA
Massage Therapist, Personal Trainerhttp://www.CSTMinnesota.com
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