Unlocking The Breath: A polarity Approach to Structural Bodywork
Structural bodywork really begins with opening the chest and freeing the breath. When the chest, shoulders and ribcage are released, the resultant benefits of improved posture, circulation and oxygenation are priorities for structural, clinical and energetic therapists alike.
This class introduces both energetic and structural techniques for releasing the respiratory muscles. Bodyworkers will learn an elegant integration of polarity therapy and myofascial work with a focus on relaxing and opening the thoracic cavity, enhancing respiration and energizing the heart chakra. These concepts can be applied in almost any massage therapy session.
Learn to apply the principles of polarity therapy in ways that enhance the effects of massage, structural integration and myofascial therapy.
Why take this two-day class?
By participating in this class, you will be able to:
- Discuss polarity theory and concepts including:
triads and gravity lines
- Discuss the energetic relationship of
the heart, lungs and nervous system
- Discuss the importance of breath in health and
- Open the myofascial chest and expand the breath
- Balance the “Air Element”
- Balance the parasympathetic nervous
- Provide integrated, energetic approaches to treat
$275 early registration (includes manual) – This may vary with location
Continuing Education: 14 Contact Hours
“Unlocking The Breath” is approved for the following:
- Florida Massage Therapists – CE Broker tracking number is: 20-453118
- NCBTMB – nationally certified bodyworkers and LMT’s in all the states that accept NCBTMB approval
Currently Scheduled Classes
Available Classes (Click or call 330.701.8780 for more information)
Combining Two Great Classes for the CEU Conference in Erie
NOTE: These three days (Sept. 13-15) are part of the Erie Massage CE Conference sponsored by the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. Participants must take all three days (21 hours) of training. There are other presenters as well. CLICK HERE for a PDF about the conference.
DAY 1: Exploring Energy
On this first day, we will practice sensing, evaluating and balancing subtle energies in the body while developing our ability to negotiate energetic boundaries. This module is about “experiencing” energy!
The concept of five elements provides an energetic perspective (an “energy language”) which is integral to Polarity Therapy. We will discuss the Ayurvedic five elements with a focus on the Ether element. We will learn about using bodywork, communication, energetic nutrition, and energetic exercise as tools for balancing the chakras and the five elements.
In the process of learning about energy, we may learn something about ourselves.
Develop your conscious awareness in order to palpate and manipulate subtle energy.
Day 2 & 3: Unlocking the Breath
Structural bodywork really begins with opening the chest and freeing the breath. When the chest, shoulders, and ribcage are released, the benefits of improved posture, circulation, and oxygenation are appreciated by clinical and energetic therapists alike.
This class introduces both energetic and structural techniques for releasing the respiratory muscles. Participants will learn an elegant integration of polarity therapy and myofascial work with a focus on relaxing and opening the thoracic cavity, enhancing respiration and balancing the Air element. These concepts can be applied in almost any massage therapy session.
Learn to apply the principles of polarity therapy in ways that enhance the effects of clinical massage or structural integration.
Please join us for an experiential exploration of polarity therapy that could transform your practice.