Confidently work in the deep tissues of the neck and help every client feel better. 

Every single time.

 

7CEs for Massage Therapists

Convenient West Asheville location


HELPING YOU BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE

MY TEACHING IS NOT SIMPLY SHOWING YOU ANATOMY PICTURES AND THEN DEMONSTRATING TECHNIQUE.

MY GOAL FOR YOU IS TO REALLY GAIN DEEP UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE MUSCLES YOU ARE WORKING WITH, HOW THEY DEVELOP TENSION AND CAUSE YOUR CLIENTS' PAIN, AND HOW TO EFFECTIVELY RELEASE THAT TENSION TO CREATE GREATER EASE IN YOUR CLIENTS.   


Here's a glimpse at what you'll be getting in the LIVE version of

Releasing the Scalenes

ANATOMY

In the PowerPoint portion of the training, I teach you where these muscles live and what they do

We also explore scalenes tension vs. thoracic outlet syndrome.

STRESS AND SCALENES

Learn how stress activates tension in the scalenes and a simple, effective guided breathing practice to release stress and soften the

nervous system.

WHERE TO BEGIN

Learn this very important part of the body to release FIRST to help the scalenes release

more quickly.

Hint: it's not in the neck!

DEMONSTRATION

I clearly show you how to warm up the neck, locate the scalenes and their main trigger points, and how to effectively release tension in these muscles.

About Releasing the Scalenes

7 CEs  NCBTMB

  In this training, I guide students through the anatomy of the scalenes muscles and important structures nearby.  You will learn where the scalenes reside in the neck, how they act on the cervical spine, and what gets them into trouble.  Students will learn what kinds of symptoms the scalenes cause and what your clients will say to let you know to work on the scalenes.  

  Many of our clients, okay, ALL of our clients, are experiencing stress and perhaps locked in chronic states of stress.  Who isn't?  In this class you will learn how stress affects the scalenes muscles and a simple breathing practice that you can guide your clients through to help them relax more deeply, sink into the table, and prepare to receive the excellent work ahead.   Frankly, I use this practice as I begin EVERY SINGLE session, because everyone's got stress.  This guided breathing is something you might want to offer all your clients, not just those with scalenes issues.

  Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is clearly outlined and this scalenes treatment protocol has helped my clients get rid of this syndrome many, many times.  If you can effectively treat the scalenes, you can help someone rid themselves of TOS.  

  After I give you all that anatomy background and talk about what causes tension in these muscles, I then guide you through each step of the protocol, including some fascial stripping which EVERYONE LOVES, and trigger point location and release.   After the demonstration, we break for lunch and then return to trade and practice on each other. If time allows, we spend a little bit of time rolling on therapy balls to find the points in ourselves which makes it easier to locate them in your clients.

  Once you practice this a little bit, your clients will be asking for this work EVERY TIME!  It's that good, and that effective.

 

7 CEs through NCBTMB       Provider #452039-12


MEET CAT MATLOCK

NC LMBT #1080, NCBTMB Provider #452039-12

Cat Matlock is the founder, lead therapist, and instructor at Free Body Trigger Point Massage Clinic and Training Center in Asheville, NC. She has worked with tens of thousands of clients and students.  Since 1993, Cat has continuously studied the body and mind (and heart), developing her methods of addressing dysfunction, injury, and chronic pain.  Her work in rooted in Trigger Point Therapy and a strong belief in the essential practice of working with the nervous system to gain access to the muscles and connective tissues.

Cat is a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist™, an instructor of Overcoming Anxiety™, and a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation.  She began instructing yoga in 2001 and instructing massage therapy in 2005.  She expertly weaves in her knowledge of the nervous system and vagal tone (essentially, being able to handle difficult things more easily) with her anatomical and precise trigger point location skills.    

 

This course is amazing!  I'm excited to try out my new skills & awareness on my clients. 

Cat Matlock is a genius!

John

Guidance and instruction was fantastic. 

BEST CLASS I've taken in a long time!

Carrie

You're amazing! I love taking your classes and learning from such an experienced, excellent, &

brilliant instructor. Thank you for all the wisdom you've shared and for your undying enthusiasm to help others out of pain and into freedom!

Madison

Cat is a wonderful source of knowledge and she knows how to present the material in a way that is easy to understand

Nicole

Only $125   7 CEs


About NCBTMB CEs...

For your convenience, here is a list of states that accept NCBTMB continuing education hours.
*AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, and FL, HI, ID, IA, KS, KE, ME, MD and MT, MA, MI, MN, NE, NV, NH, and NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, and PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, DC, WV, WI, and WY.

 

* Some of the states above do not require continuing education hours. However, your insurance company may.  The laws of each state change continually, so check to make sure no changes have taken place.