Body Mechanics for Masssage Therapist or Deep Tissue Made Easy
This course offers a set of guidelines designed to create healthy body mechanics when performing a massage and/or bodywork using the Point and Balance Technique. These guidelines will show how to maximize the efficiency with which we work by showing how to use the laws of physics, rather than working against them.
By using the Point and Balance Technique, you will be able to use and position your body, and to perform massage therapy strokes in a manner that maximizes efficient delivery and minimizes stress on your body.
How to properly setup your massage table as a tool that works with you, not against you.
While useful for all massage modalities, these techniques are all important when performing deep tissue work.
In this class you will learn:
The Definition of Body Mechanics
Principles of Body Mechanics
BodyMechanics for the Practitioner of Massage Therapy
Basic Body Mechanics Principles.
The dynamics of body mechanics in massage therapy
Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD)
Dysfunctions resulting from Improper Body Mechanics.
Role of Body Sctructure in Body Mechanics
Common injuries and problems suffered by massage therapists
Position – Pressure – Gravity with proper body mechanics
Massage Stances using point and balance techniques
Basic concepts of body mechanics
Newton’s Three Laws of Motion
Principles of Good Body Mechanics
Massage Table – Massage Chair – Floor Mat – Stool/Chair
How to use your body safely and effectively during massage sessions – 20 techniques for Deep Tissue Massage