Release Restrictions in Movement & Movement Patterns (working with the entire body)
(This workshop is part of the Practitinoer Program, Core Curriculum, Exploration of Movement Patterns)
No pre-requisites. This is not a dance class although, like a dance class, it's a lot of fun. Hands-on work is performed with the client resting on a massage table. Gait assessment and walking patterns are included. New skills can easily be integrated with modalities you use everyday.
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Bodyworkers/Massage Therapists/Physical Therapists use movement in their work everyday. With a shift in focus and skills gained in this workshop, you can transform simple movements into an invaluable part of every session -- and make a subtle and powerful shift in your work and the results. Many students say skills and techniques learned in this class are the easiest to integrate with the modalities they use everyday. Clients love it!
The entire body will be covered. Body mechanics to help the practitioner is emphasized throughout the workshop. As with all Ortho-Bionomy, this way of working with movement initiates a self-corrective process, through the nervous system that releases tensions, restores alignment and function, re-educates and strengthens the body, enhances bodymind awareness and overall well-being. Body mechanics to help the practitioner is emphasized throughout the workshop.
Develop your skill to recognize and palpate the inherent and preferred movement patterns of joints, muscles, fascia as well as whole body movement patterns. Observe, demonstrate and experience how movement can be used to:
• Assess where to work in minutes, even seconds,
• Release stuck, stubborn areas,
• Free the body of restrictions and pain,
Demonstrate expanded range and freedom of movement,
• Re-pattern and integrate improvements achieved for deep, long-lasting benefit,
• Increase circulation and lymph flow with ease,
• Create connection throughout the body and improve coordination, flexibility and fluidity,
• Give clients a positive, “alive” feeling in their bodies and enhance physical presence,
• Add a fun, effective, and dynamic element to your work that is easy on the practitioner and client.
Enhance your skills, expand your practice with Ortho-Bionomy® training. This workshop fulfills part of the requirements for Associate and Practitioner Training and professional membership with the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International.®
A few spontaneous comments from students made at the conclusion of this workshop:
“I didn’t realize how much movement can add to a session. My client was on Cloud Nine.” A.V. LMT-IL
“I’m starting to sense what’s happening in the body so much more!” J.N. LMT-IL
“The increase in range of motion from that technique was remarkable.” A.B. LMT-IL
“After only one class, I’m doing things with clients that I never would have considered doing before. The results are great. In a matter of minutes I know where the client needs work. I can hardly wait to learn more.” C.W. LMT-IL
"This class allowed me to feel a completeness about releases that were occurring in my own body. The releases opened up a range of movement in one area then expanded to release another area and then integrated with more movement. The freedom I now feel in my body is complete and 'sealed'. I feel great!" Pattie, Glen Allen, VA