Deep Tissue 1

Class details

  • Class Hours: 50
  • Instructor: Ed Lark
  • Prerequisites: Advanced Therapeutic Massage and Anatomy Bones & Muscles or by instructor permission.
  •  Class Materials: “The Balanced Body - A Guide to Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy” by Donald Scheumann, 2 sets of twin sized sheets
  • Checkin at Harbin front gate as early as 12pm Sunday.
    You may enter the classroom building at 5pm to bring in your bedding and food if you'd like. Class orientation begins promptly at 6:30pm for a 7pm class start time.

Deep Tissue is an often misunderstood bodywork modality. In this class students will discover and explore a variety of ways to get a deep release in a client’s musculature. Students will begin by learning how the body holds tension and how that tension can cause imbalances in posture and overall health. From there, students will learn many very effective methods for working safely in the deeper realms of the client’s body. Strong emphasis will be made on proper body mechanics, compassionate connection with a client, indications and contraindications and many hours of hands-on experience.

Whether it takes the form of a deeper full body Swedish or a focused session on a specific postural imbalance, Deep Tissue is an invaluable addition to any bodyworker’s toolbox of techniques.