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Deep Tissue Massage : An Integrated Full Body Approach
This extensive new set (seven DVDs totaling over 9 hours) was created after countless requests from therapists who loved the first set, “Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release” by Art Riggs but were having trouble working the therapeutic philosophy and techniques into a fluid deep tissue massage, especially in a spa setting. We move from A to Z, covering the whole body in a common sequence of beginning in prone, moving to supine with a whole segment devoted to the important side-lying position.
Deep Tissue Massage : An Integrated Full Body Approach – Coordinating Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release into a Fluid Bodywork Session
This extensive new set (seven DVD’s totaling over 9 hours) was created after countless requests from therapists who loved the first set, “Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release” but were having trouble working the therapeutic philosophy and techniques into a fluid deep tissue massage, especially in a spa setting. Rather than discrete sections like the previous set, we move from A to Z, covering the whole body in a common sequence of beginning in prone, moving to supine with a whole segment devoted to the important side-lying position. Since the focus is upon smooth massage, we spend less time on biomechanics, the great detail on strategies and techniques and anatomy offered in the first set, but still provide a huge number of specific nuts and bolts techniques.
About the Author
Art Riggs is a Certified Advanced Rolfer® and massage therapist who has been teaching bodywork since 1988 and now sells Myofascial release videos 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. His certifications include Rolf Training in Munich, Germany, Advanced Rolf Training, Anatomy Dissection and Craniosacral Therapy.
Art has a Respected Massage & Bodywork Career, including worked with several Olympic athletes, professional football and basketball players, and professional dancers and musicians to treat injuries and to improve performance. Art Riggs has more than 18 years of experience teaching Deep Tissue for physical therapists, health spas and massage schools. He is a proud recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Massage Conference.
DVD 1: Biomechanics, tools, assessment and session planning goals, warm up, philosophy of a fluid integrated massage.
DVD’s 2, 3, 4: We separate the body into large segments to be connected with later segments in preparation for the full body demonstrations
Assessment skills of where work is needed to escape from cookie cutter routines:
Numerous specific strategies to accomplish your assessment goals
Blending specific sections with adjacent areas for integration and fluidity instead of by the numbers segmented approach
After several individual sections of the body are covered with the specifics, we then perform a fluid massage connecting these segments.
Throughout this section, a lot of time is devoted to body positioning and working with bones and joints for better movement
DVD 5: Well over an hour of techniques for effective side-lying work your clients will love
DVDs 6 & 7: Each of these demonstrates over an hour of full body fluid massage to different models. Viewing in real time with the continuity of a fluid and full massage is extremely helpful in learning the flow of a massage.