Deep Tissue Massage with Art Riggs
27-28 and 30-31 October 2012
The workshops will cover much more than techniques or strategies, they are designed to have massage therapists return home with dramatically different approaches to working with tissue, no matter what kind of work they specialize in.
Cultivating a powerful and soft touch: Strategies for Treatment with Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release
27-28 October 2012, Sydney. Venue: The Centre, 14 Frances Street, Randwick
This 2-day workshop focuses on proper use of biomechanics to allow therapists to remain healthy and conserve energy, and refine skills for deep tissue massage and myofascial release. We will learn how to work with a powerful but soft touch, with proper use of knuckles, fists, elbows and forearms. The emphasis is on the layers of the body and myofascial skills to stretch and release tissue restrictions rather than just sliding over superficial layers.
Working with Common Injuries and Complaints in a Bodywork Practice (FULL!)
30-31 October 2012, Sydney. Venue: The Centre, 14 Frances Street, Randwick
This workshop covers most all of the injuries and complaints that are encountered in a therapeutic bodywork practice. In addition to therapeutic techniques to help resolve problems, we will also provide information to work safely around injured areas and what not to do, so both the client and practitioner can feel confident and safe. Art will cover:
29 October 2012, Sydney
Consolidate the work from Art’s first two-day workshop by taking part in this open session, guided by Colin Rossie, Certified Advanced Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner. Colin will answer questions and facilitate this informal session which will allow you to reinforce and practice the techniques shown by Art in his powerful and soft touch workshop.
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Art Riggs is a Certified Advanced Rolfer® and massage therapist who has been teaching bodywork since 1988 and the author of bestselling Myofascial release DVDs and manuals worldwide. A lifetime of hard physical activity and high level athletic pursuits including ultra-marathons led him to bodywork, first as a grateful recipient, and later as a student. The fulfillment he experienced in both receiving and performing bodywork led him away from his graduate studies in Exercise Physiology at the University of California, Berkeley to a full time career as a Rolfer® and teacher of Deep Tissue Massage. He has conducted numerous workshops for health spas and for medical professionals, including physical therapists, and has assisted in Rolf Institute trainings.
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Don't miss this unique chance to train with Art Riggs.
“Excellent practical advice, excellently delivered that will be of major benefit to me in my day to day work. It has provided me with the perfect grounding and structure to achieving and delivering several different ways to work effectively on soft tissue. I really got a great amount out of the series, it covered all my objectives and more. The one to one training was excellent, I would highly recommend to others. Overall – excellent. Would love to do it again!!” Tracey Langham, Anglesea, VIC.
“It's been an incredible experience and the best investment in my profession I've ever made! Art's extensive knowledge and genuine personality made these workshops very inspirational. Thank you Art for being such an amazing mentor!” Zuzana Gaalova, Queenscliff, NSW.
“ Art Riggs is a great educator - knowledgeable, caring and willing to share his information. I feel the information and techniques learned will be able to fit very easily into my massage treatments.” Margaret Markus, TAFE lecturer, Sydney.
“I am very happy to had the opportunity to meet Art Riggs. As a Massage Therapist he is the best experience since I left TAFE college. I am very lucky to have him as a mentor. You cannot imagine. He taught me to "sink and slow”, he put his hand on my hand and told me to let him take the movements. He taught me to feel like how I can change the body's structures. I did it, I felt it. I had been practicing his work and I am improving every moment. His approach is great. He is not just a teacher, he is a master. His passion, patient and charisma are just amazing. ” Juliana Osorio- Ramirez, Sydney.
“I've really enjoyed Art's workshop and found his way of working very inspiring. It has been a privilege to see him demonstrate his work and show us much more than a really useful, clever and comprehensive collection of bodywork techniques. What is also great it's the humanity and compassion Art is channeling through his work and the deep connection he is able to achieve through his hands. I am very grateful to have been able to learn with all the other participants to the workshops, the atmosphere has been really supportive and encouraging.”
“One of the best teachers I have come across”
“What a generous, patient and humble teacher Art Riggs is, what a pleasure and privilege it was to be in his class.”
“Art is just great at being the humble expert! He had the perfect balance of theory and hands-on and is flexible enough to adapt the content to suit the class dynamics and yet still meet the course objectives.”
“Art Riggs is an amazing teacher. So generous and knowledgeable as well as being very approachable.”
Read the report from the 2010 workshop
See also Art Riggs' Highly Acclaimed book & DVD
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