Integrative Massage Therapy
Presenter: Randall Gibson
Hours: 8 Approved for PA License Renewal & NCBTMB Approved
Early Registration Fee: $135 (if paid 14 days in advance of workshop)
Registration Fee: $155
Full Payment Required to Register
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Integrative Massage Therapy is a one-day, intensive introduction to holistic massage practice. The integrative massage session can draw from neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, Swedish techniques, and many other modalities. To successfully blend techniques and treatment methods will require an understanding of anatomy, physiology, energetic principles and the mechanisms underlying each approach. In this seminar, we will learn key techniques from Chinese medicine, applied kinesiology and myofascial release. Then we will discuss how best to incorporate those techniques into a cohesive and effective, science based bodywork session. Anyone wanting to develop a more holistic practice, or simply to expand their own understanding, will benefit from Integrative Massage Therapy.
Become familiar with the underlying mechanisms of several treatment methods and where they overlap.
Learn how to integrate multiple concepts and techniques into your massage or bodywork practice.
WHY TAKE THIS ONE-DAY CLASS?
By participating in this class, you will be able to:
- Discuss the advantages of an integrative approach to massage therapy
- Demonstrate two or more methods of integrative assessment
- Demonstrate two or more techniques of integrative treatment
- Demonstrate the use of emotional stress release (ESR) technique in massage therapy
- Demonstrate a refined version of manual resistive muscle testing
- Discuss the role of subtle physiological movement in massage therapy assessment
- Demonstrate the use of acupuncture points in manual therapy
- Discuss the pivotal role of fascia in assessment and treatment
Presenter – Randall Gibson, M.Ed., LMT has been licensed to practice massage in Ohio for over 25 years and has taught
massage therapy professionally for over 20 years as a faculty member of the National Institute of Massotherapy. During that time, he has offered seminars and lectures across the country and is considered to be an excellent presenter.
Randall is certified in Shiatsu by the Shizendokai in Japan, certified in Craniosacral Therapy by the Upledger Institute and holds an RPP (Registered Polarity Practitioner) and RPE (Registered Polarity Educator) from the American Polarity Therapy Association. He is also a registered “Touch For Health Kinesiology” instructor.
In addition to the above, Randall is certified in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (St. John method), and has studied Myofascial Release and Postural Integration for a solid background in structural bodywork and clinical massage therapy.
To register for this workshop call 800-860-1114 and place your full payment on a charge card or mail a check for the required payment to:
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
3600 Laketon Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Include check made payable to “Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy”, your name, address, email address, phone, name of the workshop and workshop dates. We will send you a confirmation in the mail. If you are traveling by plane, please confirm the workshop with the school before buying your ticket. Occasionally we do have to cancel workshops due to low enrollment. If a workshop is cancelled for any reason our liability is limited to a return of the deposit paid. If you cancel your participation in a workshop within 21 days of the workshop, there will be no refund of the deposit paid. Cancellation earlier than 21 days before the workshop will incur a $25 processing fee. The balance of your deposit will be refunded.