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.

Pre-requisites: None

Core benefits

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
    healing
  • Open the myofascial chest and expand the breath
  • Balance the “Air Element”
  • Balance the parasympathetic nervous
    system
  • Provide integrated, energetic approaches to treat
    respiratory problems

Fee

$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)

Sun 13

Polarity Therapy: Exploring Energy and Unlocking the Breath

Combining Two Great Classes for the CEU Conference in Erie

Start:
September 13 @ 9:00 am
End:
September 15 @ 5:15 pm
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Website:
https://www.massageschoolpittsburgh.com/continuing-education
CE hours:
21
Prerequisites:
NONE
Presenter:
Randall Gibson, M.Ed., LMT

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.
CORE BENEFITS
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.
CORE BENEFITS
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.

DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

Please Register through the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy ~ 800-860-1114
 

Randall W. Gibson is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. (Provider #325713-00)