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Resistance and Release Work for Neck & Shoulder with Trager Fundamentals with Deane Juhan
June 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm$395
TRAGER PRINCIPLES WITH RESISTANCE AND RELEASE WORK
A Dynamic Addition to Your Massage Skills
Relaxation and stress relief are certainly two main goals of bodywork. But there is an important addition to your clients’ somatic well-being that more directly addresses the patterns of muscular habituation, posture, compensations due to injury and the restoring of freedom of movement and freedom from pain, and that is the active re-education of the overall sensory motor patterns that have accumulated over time.
The work that will be presented in this workshop is an innovative approach developed by Deane Juhan, based in large measure upon the rehabilitative techniques of Dr. Milton Trager.
Functionally, we are really one muscle that is divided up by the connective tissue structures into different compartments in order to provide specific vectors of motion and coordinated groups of motor units. We are not robots with hinges, cables and pulleys, but shape-changers, and any gesture involves the participation of wide-spread muscular synergies.
Resistance/Release work is an interactive approach between therapist and client designed to re-coordinate their musculature as a whole and to train more efficient and effective recruitment of muscular contraction and lengthening involved in any position or movement, from feet to head and from sleeve to core. The result is dramatically improved muscular coordination, adding both ease and strength to all of our activities.
Deane Juhan is the author of Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork and Touched by the Goddess: the Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Powers of Bodywork. He has been a professional bodyworker for 38 years, including 18 years as a member of the Esalen Massage Crew and 24 years as a student of Dr. Milton Trager and an instructor for The Trager Institute. He has taught anatomy and physiology for bodyworkers of all kinds in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan, and is an NCBTMB approved provider. For more information about Deane and his work, visit jobsbody.com.