When we are at our best in a massage, we are skillfully engaged in a conversation with our client's nervous system, including the autonomic and somatic components. Why do our clients hold themselves and move the way that they do? How can we efficiently help them to let their muscles go? What can we do to help them optimize their (and our own) movement and relaxation patterns, and efficiently learn new motor skills? How can we make the benefits of our massage as lasting and effective as possible?
In this class we will focus on the somatic (musculoskeletal) nervous system, including proprioception, cortical-limbic (ie, conscious, unconscious, and emotional) influences, reflexes, guarding responses, coordination, and the gamma efferent system. This will be more than just a physiology lecture--it's a course designed specifically for massage therapists. The focus will be on implications for bodywork, and how to skillfully and effectively apply this knowledge in your bodywork practice. You will gain a deeper understanding of the somatic nervous system, and how it applies to massage and to life. The course will go beyond what is typically taught in massage schools or in college anatomy and physiology courses.
"The information was presented clearly and logically, and is all useful for me in my practice. I already notice more awareness in my work. It has increased my understanding of why I do what I do when I'm working." - Jennifer Gagnon
"I loved the detail and clarity of the instruction--it blew everything I got in massage school out of the water. I think I'll be able to apply this stuff immediately, and it already helps me think of my own body differently." - Jaren Hoppe-Leonard
"Wow! Fantastic review and new perspective on the somatic nervous system and proprioception." - Christine Pearson
Subscription information170 EUR for 1 workshop / 149,60 EUR x 2 = 299,20 for 2 workshops / 127,50 EUR x 3 = 382,50 for 3 workshops with Brian Utting. If you are entitled to the discount, chose the option 'I will pay later'. The online payment system can not apply the discount.
Planned sessions (2)
Session 1: Thursday 13 April 2023 - OWC Antwerp
Session 2: Friday 14 April 2023 - OWC Antwerp