Introduction to Visceral and Abdominal Massage

Introduction to Visceral and Abdominal Massage

Datum: di 14 april 2020
Tijd: 9:30 - 18:30
Docent: Brian Utting
Locatie: Wingerdweg 32, 1031 CA Amsterdam
Voor wie: masseurs en massagetherapeuten
Prijs: € 160,=
Accreditatie: wordt aangevraagd bij VNT en VBAG

 

The viscera are at the very core of our body, and are, along with our nervous system, a primary source of life. They are at the center of our structure, our emotions, our biochemistry, and our life energy. There are over 500 million neurons in the belly (about 5 times more than in the spinal cord), and our enteric nervous system is a primary source of our intuition and "gut" feelings.

When we are anxious or distressed, our natural instinct is to protect our soft underbelly and "stuff" emotions there, causing multilayered problems throughout the body. The smooth muscles of the gut contract, pulling on the surrounding mesentery and fascia, causing not only gut pain, but back pain. In addition, surgery can create adhesions and multi-directional disruptions in the abdominal fascia and musculature. It is ironic that this vital healing area is often overlooked in massage.

The sensitivity and vulnerability of the belly is precisely why it is so receptive to safe, calming, and nourishing touch. We can soothe the enteric nervous system and the soft underbelly, sending waves of deep relaxation throughout the entire body. We can relax the smooth muscles of the intestines, which reduces pain, improves digestive function, and eases the fascial pull in the back and other areas of the body. We can sometimes separate post-surgical adhesions, creating balance and increased ease of movement at the very core of the body.In this class you will learn simple and effective abdominal massage techniques that are easy to integrate into your massage practice.

You will learn the basic layout of some of the area's major anatomical structures and how to identify, palpate, and treat them. This class will make your abdominal work more comforting, intelligent, and effective. You will be able to help your clients achieve deeper states of relaxation, relieve pain, improve digestive function, and help free up deep structural imbalances.

"I was expecting a belly massage class and walked away with a deep understanding of the abdomen. This class was incredible."- KC Johnston, LMP and Doula 

"I felt comfortable and happy. It was fun!” -Laura Muir

 

Click here for article in VNGT about Visceral Massage

 

You want more?

Brian teaches 3 classes this year, at April 14, 15 and 18.

  1. Introduction to Visceral and Abdominal massage (April 14)
  2. MSDT Techniques for the Torso (April 15)
  3. Assessment and Treatment of Lumbar and Sacral Ligaments (April 18)

Each workshop costs € 160. Subscribing and payment at the separate pages.

Follow 2 classes and get a discount of 10% - pay 288 instead of 320 euro's

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Follow all three classes and get a discount of 25 % - pay 360 instead of 480 euro's

Click here for subscribing and paying for workshops 1 + 2 + 3

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