ADVANCED TRAINING:

NECK IMMERSION

 

Tuesdays 9/17-10/22    10am-2pm

28 CEs     $557

 

Confidently work in all areas of the neck.  Learn excellent techniques for alleviating headaches, vertigo, ringing in the ears, neck pain and tension, numbness down the arms, and much more.

Learn how to do the most exquisite and most effective neck session you've ever done.

 


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 some info about all the Advanced Training Immersions

ANATOMY

  • The Structures: muscles, bones, and nerves in the area
  • How the tissues work together to create movement
  • Structural variation in ROM
  • Places it is safe to go deeply and places it is not
  • Palpation of bony landmarks and muscles
  • Tensional systems, opposing muscles groups, how things work together and what happens when they get into dysfunction
  • Where to start your work to be the most effective
  • Key understanding of the nervous system

KEY UNDERSTANDING OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • How chronic stress affects the tissues and can lead to pain
  • Simple breathing techniques to assist your clients into the parasympathetic state
  • Muscle memory, tension, and proprioception
  • Why deep work is often not necessary or helpful and how to know when it is appropriate
  • Why your clients’ old injuries come back time and time again, and how to change things so they don’t

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

  • What a trigger point is
  • Where trigger points tend to develop in the tissues
  • How to locate and effectively release the points
  • Pain/ sensation referrals of the points, what your clients will say if they have trigger points in a muscle
  • What causes trigger points to develop in each area; posture, injury, stress, etc.
  • Ridiculously good soothing techniques

BODY MECHNICS

  • How to work well using your body weight
  • Table height and what is best for you work
  • Forget the warrior pose! A better position which allows greater movement and ease
  • Using your elbows, forearms, and tools to protect your thumbs, fingers, and wrists

About the Neck Immersion

28 CEs  NCBTMB

You will finish this 6 week in-depth Advanced Training with Cat Matlock feeling confident working deeply in the neck where appropriate, avoiding structures that shouldn’t be messed with, and releasing chronic tension that causes headaches and some migraines, ear ringing, dizziness, concussion symptoms, jaw tension, sinus pressure, and more. This training will give you the tools, skills, and knowledge to perform the most amazing neck work your clients have ever experienced.

The muscles covered in this class will include: Sterno-cleido-mastoid, Scalenes, Splenius and Semi-spinalis muscles, Trapezius, Levator Scapulae.  If the class moves well, we will bonus with some jaw work.

**This Advanced Training course includes a Community Clinic weekend which is mandatory for all participants. The clinic will be held November 2nd and 3rd, 2019.

 

These trainings will be taught with various learning styles in mind. Classes will include powerpoint presentations, experiential anatomy, finding the trigger points on your own body using balls and foam rollers, and practicing on each other. There will be some online componets with recorded powerpoint presentations. You will have access to a video library of the muscles covered in each trainings. Each student will be required to work a one day Community Clinic during which you will do four sessions of bodywork to help you hone your skills. There will be quizzes and a final exam which you must pass to receive your certification.

 

28 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.    

 

Tuesdays, 9/17-10/22, 2019  10am-2pm

Only $557   28 CEs