Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Body Mechanics: A necessity for all massage training

We recently facilitated a deep tissue continuing education class in West Virginia. While we love to teach therapists new techniques, we are PASSIONATE about incorporating self-care into our classes in an effort to provide avenues for therapists to stay viable longer. I was observing Eric working with a student on a technique. He asked her to pause. He then had her focus on her body mechanics, encouraging her to work from her core and position her body so she could flow easily in the direction of movement. After navigating the new shift, her face lit up. She told us she had learned body mechanics in school, but had never figured out how to utilize the movements correctly in her practice. When Eric had her take the focus off her back and place it on her center, she could effortlessly deliver deep techniques. Proper posture and positioning is important when delivering the work and helps ensure greater longevity.

The picture above is of the Deep Tissue Class in WV. They were a great group to work with and we look forward to returning next year.

1 comment:

teetee said...

I received so much from the training in W.V. I would like to thank Eric and Debra for everything. I look forward to meeting again.


Trina Satterfield,LMT