Presented by: Susan Gelbman, LMT
As massage therapists, we are encouraged to have a large and growing 'tool box' of techniques in order to care for many people in various situations. Another benefit of a wide range of techniques is that it keeps our work interesting and creative!
Perhaps we were taught or feel too much caution with the front of the body. Do we shy away from the skeletal structures and soft tissue that play important roles in posture, alignment, self image, stress reduction (a key reason people receive massage!), digestion, aspiration (breathing) and more.
Often clients begin a massage therapy session face down out of habit or because they are instructed by the massage therapist to do so.
Receive the skills to perform a full body massage in supine in 30 or 60 minutes!
• Understanding the importance of treating the conditions of the posterior body via supine, as in the relationship between opposing muscle and skeletal groups. Conditions such as, cervical tensions, enlarged thoracic curve, shoulder tightness, and lumbar and sacral tension and discomfort.
• Increasing palpation skills for the areas of caution, such as the face, jaw, anterior throat, sternum, upper chest, rib cage/abdomen, pelvis. Time permitting, plantar portion of the feet.
• Treating conditions that occur in these areas, such as headaches, TMJ, jaw tension, postural tightness due to anteriorly rotated shoulders, IBS, constipation, etc., and menstrual discomfort.
• Addressing the very common conditions such as stress, anxiety, and digestive disorders, which typically are not specifically addressed in a therapeutic/medical massage. Along with palpation skills, draping review for chest and abdomen, breathing techniques as well as verbal dialogue to develop trust and enhance the effects of the hands-on treatment.
• Body mechanics and therapist self-care will be addressed throughout the class.
After receiving her B.A. at Binghamton University, Susan discovered massage therapy and headed right into the licensing program at the NY College of Professions, graduating in 1986. Susan has a private practice, teaches massage therapy at Queensborough Community College, and is a sound and energy practitioner using singing bowls. Susan is a relaxation instructor, yoga practitioner, meditator, and a loving mother. She is dedicated to both touch and verbal communication, which makes her work both unique and empowering.
I have been receiving massage therapy from Susan for several years. I work out 3 times/week and play golf. She knows how to relieve my back and hip pain and remove tension and stiffness from my sore muscles. During therapy she relaxes my body and I go into a meditative state. I highly recommend Susan. - Steve C.
I saw Susan suffering from great discomfort and pain. After one session I no longer have radiating pain to my left arm. My range of motion is improved for both neck and left arm, with pain level half of what it was. I can't thank you enough! It was an enlightening, enlivening, invigorating experience! - Matthew P.
--- 6 NYS CE Hour Workshop ---
Our Continuing Education Hours can be used by LMT’s, PT’s, Chiropractors, Nurses, Acupuncturists, and other healthcare professionals.
Conveniently located in by car or train!
30 Cutter Mill Rd,
Great Neck, NY 11021
Free valet parking!
5 minute walk from the LIRR Great Neck Station
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Early Registration until April 9th!
What to Bring: Massage tables, sheets, towel, Unscented lotion/oil, lunch/snack, business cards
Refund allowed up to one week prior to event.
Afterwards, money credited towards future event or membership dues.
A $50 Administrative Fee to be applied to cancellation,
refund or credit requests.