ARE YOU READY TO CONFIDENTLY ACCESS THE PSOAS MUSCLE, THE MUSCLE OF THE SOUL?

ONLINE WEBINAR

 

Want to effectively treat chronic stress related back pain?  Looking to understand and correct SI joint dysfunction?

 

Join us on the adventure into the deepest tissues surrounding the lumbar spine. 


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 online course

Effective Treatment of the Psoas and QL

ANATOMY

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

We go over the synergists and antagonists and why it's important to work these muscles in the same treatment.

STRESS AND THE PSOAS

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

nervous system.

SYMPTOMS

Students will learn the pain referral patterns of the iliopsoas and QL, and what kinds of things your clients will say that indicate they need this work.

DEMONSTRATION

I clearly show you how to softly sink into the belly to access the psoas.  You will learn how to release the down and forward pull of iliacus on the pelvis and grand finale with clearing the quadratus lumborum.

About Releasing the Psoas and Quadratus Lumborum (QL)

Online Webinar

4.5 CEs  NCBTMB

Liz Koch calls the psoas the "muscle of the soul."  Indeed, the more we learn about this important tissue, the more we see the psoas as much more than a hip flexor.  The psoas is an important bridge between the primitive brain, the amygdala, and the entire physical body.  Every fear, every stress, every trauma is felt and experienced by the psoas.  

There is no more important time than right now to learn how to engage with this muscle in a profoundly respectful manner.  Every single client from now on will need this work.  Every one. 

 

  In this training, I guide students through the anatomy of the iliopsoas and quadratus lumborum muscles and important structures nearby.  You will learn where the muscles reside in the body, how they act on the lumbar spine, and what gets them into trouble and tension.  Students will learn what kinds of symptoms the psoas and QL cause and what your clients will say to let you know to work on these muscles.  For instance, the QL creates an electric like ZAP at the SI joint which often brings people to their knees.

  We are experiencing a global trauma in the form of the pandemic.  It is incredibly stressful for every one of your clients.  For all of us.  In this class you will learn how stress and fear affect the psoas muscle directly 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.  

  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 in the belly (not comfortable but WORTH IT!), and trigger point location and release, and lots of soothing and integrative techniques. 

 

4.5 CEs through NCBTMB       Provider #452039-12


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. Oregon needs a live course.  The laws of each state change continually, so check to make sure no changes have taken place. As well, each state may have different allowances for the number of “self-care” CEs permitted.


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.    

 

Excellent Training.  Super Low Price.

Only $77   4.5 CEs


About this series...

In all of the FreeBody Therapeutics series with Cat, students are taught breathing practices scientifically proven to reduce stress and tension in the nervous system, creating more calm and ease through the whole Self.  Once the nervous system is softened, Cat will guide you through some simple movement to open the joints and tissues of the focus area.  After the tissues are warmed, we use a variety of therapeutic balls and perhaps foam rollers, mostly RAD tools, to free the connective tissues and release tension in the muscles.  Cat is a Trigger Point Therapist and has worked with tens of thousands of clients and students.  One of her specialties is knowing where in the muscles tension tends to gather and what symptoms those tense knots cause.  With this in mind, we can target the places that are specifically causing your pain or restriction.  

Simple yogic based stretching is guided after the therapeutic rolling (Self Myofascial/ Self Trigger Point Release) to help retrain the tissues to adjust to their new, longer and freer state. 

Class ends in savasana which may include short guided meditations and

Cat playing her harmonium and singing to you.

 

In the pelvis, hip, and low back focused series, students will learn how to effectively strengthen, release, and stretch the following muscles:

the psoas, iliacus, quads, hamstrings, TFL, all the glutes, hip rotators, and inner thigh muscles

 

This series is perfect for anyone experiencing hip issues, low back pain or dysfunction, pelvic pain, recovery from a car accident, or anyone wanting to learn skills to keep this area

moving freely without pain.