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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release Massage – Part 1 – Upper Body

NCBTMB Approved Provider

Presenter: Christopher A. Morakis
Hours:  20 NCTMB Approved
Early Registration Fee: $365   (if paid 14 days in advance of workshop)
Registration Fee: $395 
$100 deposit required to register.
Times: Friday 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 
            Saturday/Sunday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM     
Dates: 3/2-4/2018 or 11/2-4/2018

Receive a $50 discount each for groups of three or more therapists who register at the same time.  This offer can be applied to the Early Registration Fee but cannot be combined with any other discounts.

This workshop is the first of a two part series and is required to take the Myofascial Release Lower Body workshop scheduled for 7/6-8/2018 or 1/4-6/2019.

We know that the body holds tension and repressed emotion. Many of us, however, do not know what specific tissues are responsible for this occurrence. In this workshop you will learn to identify, manipulate, and release myofascial tissue that holds chronic, painful, and exhausting stress and tension. By the end of the workshop you will know how to release this unwanted stress in the chest, neck, shoulders, hands, back and waist, in other words, over the whole upper body. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the relationship between posture and emotional attitudes and how constricted myofascial tissue leads to creating and reinforcing emotional negativity.
The strokes will be taught in sequence so that once learned you will be able to give a Myofascial Release Massage for the upper body.

  • Imagine how you will feel at the end of the workshop! Your hands will become supple and strong, your neck and shoulders will relax, your chest will be more open, you will naturally breathe more deeply with less effort, and your back and waist will be more flexible.
  • Imagine how your clients will feel after you have mastered these techniques.

This workshop, taken with the Myofascial Release Massage, Lower Body, will enable you to offer a complete head to toe Myofascial Release Massage as well as work on specific problem areas. The hand, neck, and shoulder work is suitable for on-site application as well as clinical practice. We will discuss the conditions and occupations that will benefit most from this work. Contra-indications will also be noted.

(Please note: Bring sheets, towel, and oil. Women should wear a bra or bikini top.)
For more information check out this website.

Presenter: Christopher A. Morakis earned his certificate of massage therapy from the Ohio College of Masssotherapy and was licensed through the Ohio State Medical Board in 1994.  He was the massage therapist for the 2000 Hewlett Packard Women’s Bicycle Challenge in Boise, ID as well as for the LPGA in Warren, OH from 1998 through 2000.  Chris is currently employed by a chiropractor and is responsible for massage therapy, rehabilitation, exercise and some physical therapy.  He has his own private practice, has been a part time massage instructor, and is also a certified fitness trainer.  Chris began working with Howard Rontal, Hellerwork Practitioner and the founder of the Myofascial Release Massage, in 1994 and served as a teaching assistant in over 40 classes.

Return to our PA Approved Massage Therapy CEU schedule. 

To register for this workshop call 800-860-1114 and place your deposit on a charge card or mail a check for the required deposit 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.