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Advanced Esalen® Massage with Special Focus on the Shoulder Girdle Week of November 9-14 , 2014

$650.00 – $3,550.00 (based on accommodation type)

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Workshop Details

This advanced massage workshop focuses on the shoulder girdle and the interplay of muscular balance between the neck, thoracic cavity, spine, and arms. Imbalances and chronic tension around the scapulae, neck, and shoulder are frequently caused by misaligned habitual movement patterns. These holding patterns result in kyphosis, elevated/retracted shoulders, or a depressed chest, all of which affect one’s ability to breathe fully and can support habits of fear and anxiety. When the shoulders drop and broaden, the cervical spine is able to come into alignment, which establishes more freedom in the breath.
Through the use of deep tissue /soft tissue techniques combined with trigger point work and active/passive release, students will learn how to address potential injuries such as frozen shoulder, rotator cuff, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, and repetitive strain. Char and Jessica's teaching focuses on using a sensitive yet effective approach toward deep work, integrating Esalen bodywork and its artistry of touch, along with fluid lighter strokes to move lymph, prevent soreness, and integrate structural changes. Participants will be instructed in proper body mechanics, self-care, and Chi Gong. Through these various somatic practices, the students will gain an inner sense of the body/mind connection and develop ways to restore and maintain energetic and structural balance.
This workshop is for those with massage experience and is especially useful for those in the helping and healing professions in working with their clients and patients.
CE credit for nurses;
CE credit for bodyworkers;


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