Scar Tissue Massage
Presenter: Chuck LaFrano
Hours: 14 Approved for PA License Renewal & NCBTMB Approved
Early Registration Fee: $295
(if paid 14 days in advance of workshop)
Registration Fee: $325
$100 deposit required to register.
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Inefficient healing of scar tissue after surgery or injury can seriously affect quality of life and increase health costs. The ability to influence the scar tissue matrix’ organization is key to achieving maximum range of motion and muscle function. This class will provide participants with an overview of Scar Tissue massage techniques and practices. Lectures will focus on the connective tissue processes of wound healing, both post-surgery and post–injury, including the energy dynamics of scar tissue remodeling. The hands-on portion will consist of demonstrations of various scar tissue massage techniques performed on a variety of scar tissue conditions and restrictions. The demonstrations are followed by participants’ active massage work on scar tissue situations, with instructor assistance and guidance.
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Presenter: Chuck LaFrano graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in April of 1987. He taught at the Wellness & Massage Training Institute from 1989 to 2008. He became an NCBTMB Approved Provider in 2003 and opened a Continuing Education school, LaFrano Massage Dynamics. His courses revolve around the principles of proprioception, exploring them from a variety of perspectives. While his teaching includes techniques, it is primarily conceptual at its core. Thus, it has broad application that can be used with virtually any technique.
Chuck headed a massage team for the Chicago Bears for seven seasons, ’91-’97. He ran the massage department at the Heartland Health & Fitness Retreat in Gilamn IL for 2 1/2 years. At Grothman Chiropractic Clinic, Chuck developed 15 minute massage sessions designed to work cooperatively with chiropractic adjustments.
Chuck’s article, “Scar Tissue Massage”, was published in the May/June 2001 issue of Massage Magazine.
He has maintained a private practice throughout his career.
For more information and to see video demonstrations of this technique check out this website.
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