Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy
3955 East Exposition, Suite 100
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Neuromuscular Therapy Continuing Education Classes
Each class is 6 contact hours of training and is limited to a maximum of 10 students.
Massage therapists will learn techniques for treating whiplash and other soft tissue injuries of the neck.
Includes techniques for scalp, face, ear fascia, suboccipitals, posterior cervical warm up, deep tissue presses to Suboc-cipitals, Rectus Capitus Lateralis and Anterior, Splenius Cervicus, Semispinalis Capitis, Scalenes, Trapezius, Splenius Capitis Tendon, SCM, Stylomandibular Ligament, Medial Pterygoid, Platysma, Stylohyoid, Mylohyoid, Diagastric, Geniohyoid, Sterohyoid, Thyrohyoid, Omohyoid, Sternothyroid, Longus Coli and Capitis. Tests and stretches for neck are also included.
Massage therapists will learn techniques for treating rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder and other soft tissue injuries of the shoulder.
Includes techniques in prone position for Myofascial sweeps down spine, skin rolling, Trapezius, Rhomboids, Latissimus Dorsi, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Major and Minor, Subscapularis, Anterior Serratus, Levator Scapulae, Posterior Superior Serratus, In side lying position for Myofascial stretches, Teres Major and Minor, Subscapularis, Pectoralis Major and Minor, Anterior Serratus and Subscapularis. In supine position for Pectoralis Major and Minor, Subscapularis, and Subclavius. Self-care stretches are also taught.
INTRAORAL AND FACE ROUTINE
Prerequsite: Class I - Cervical Routine
Massage therapists will learn techniques for treating TMD and other soft tissue and fascial problems of the face, head and jaw.
Includes assessment of jaw, temple tapping, working with the breath, techniques for superficial face, Masseter (external), ear fascia pulls, Orbicularis Orris, Mentalis, Levator Labii Superioris, Buccinator, Deep Masseter, Superficial Masseter, Temporalis, fascia of hard palate, Constrictor and Levator Palatini, Lateral Pterygoid, Medial Pterygoid, Hyoglossus, Myloglossus, Genioglossus, Palatopharyngeus, Constrictor Pharyngeus, Styloglossus, Zygomaticus.
Also includes deep cranial fascia techniques for Dural Tube, Temporal, Frontal, Parietal, Sphenoid, Occipital, and Mandible with assessment techniques.
ABDOMEN TECHNIQUES AND 15-MINUTE FULL BODY MASSAGE
Massage therapists will learn techniques for the abdomen at the muscle, organ, lymph, and energetic levels, including techniques for Psoas and Iliacus to treat low back pain.
The 15-minute full body massage techniques will help the massage therapist to address the full body while at the same time using the majority of the time of the session to address specific problems. Includes techniques for Rectus Abdominus, Pyramidalis, Cremaster, External Oblique, Internal Oblique, Transverse Abdominous, Diaphragm, Psoas Major and Minor, Iliacus on the muscular level. Also includes techniques for Large Intestine, Ileocecal Valve, Appendix, Liver, Gall Bladder, Pancreas, Spleen, Hiatal Hernia, Stomach and Duodenum. Also includes techniques for Lymph, Oriental Medicine, and Energy work. Nine (9) 15-minute full body massage incorporates techniques to do a full body massage while doing specific work to address the energy flow and system circulation of the entire body. May also be used to do a 30-minute massage.
LOW BACK, HIP, AND LEG ROUTINE
Massage therapists will learn soft tissue techniques to treat Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Shin Splints, Hamstring and Ankle injuries.
Includes postural assessment, Lower Erector Spinae group, Thoracolumbar Aponeuroosis, Quadratus Lumborum, Multifidis, Gluteus Maximus, Medius, and Minimus, tendon insertions on the Greater Trochanter of the Femur, deep six Rotators, Tensor Fascia Latae, Sacrotuberal Ligament, Sacroiliac Ligament, Obturator Externus, Hamstrings, Popliteus, Gastrocnemius, Soleus, Plantaris, Achilles Tendon, Peroneus Longus, Tertius, and Brevis, Psoas, Iliacus, Quadriceps, Iliotibial band, Adductors, and Patella.
ARM AND HAND ROUTINE, ETHICS, REVIEW
Massage therapists will learn techniques to treat carpal tunnel, repetitive injury, and tennis elbow. They will also learn treatment and self-care techniques for the hand
Includes techniques for Deltoid, Coracobrachalis, Biceps Brachii, Brachialis, Triceps Brachii, Supinator, Palmaris Longus, Flexor Carpi Radialis, Flexor Carpi Ulnaris, Flexor Digitorum Superficialis, Flexor Pollicis Longus, Pronator Teres, Opens Pollicis muscles for trigger thumb, Brachioradialis, and hand extensor muscles relating to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Scalene test, and general stretches.
Class VII - Ethics
Ethics includes definition of ethics, laws relating to massage therapy, professionalism, scope of practice, confidentiality, business practice, roles and boundaries, and prevention of sexual misconduct. Each class will concentrate on a part of the above list of topics determined by the needs of the particular class. The ethics part of this class may also be taught alone and is two (2) contact hours.
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