This class covers the whole body, everything that is covered in the two Deep Tissue and NMT videos. Get a 3-dimensional view of the muscles, which have been modeled out of clay and feature computer generated trigger point referral overlays. This great video not only covers neuromuscular therapy, but includes functional assessment work, so you know where to work, and how. Along with range of motion and resistive tests, you will learn basic postural evaluation techniques. As part of a comprehensive deep tissue treatment protocol, discover how to work on the tendons, ligaments and muscles with effective neuromuscular and deep tissue strokes. Finally complete the work with stretches.
MASSAGE MAGAZINE says: “To Riehl’s credit, his knowledge of the subject matter is evident & he makes some of the concepts, like pelvic torsion & subsequent compensations, useful even for advanced therapists. All viewers will gain insight into the nature of myofascial pain in the torso and extremities, and effective treatments… Giving clear instructions and explanations, Riehl encourages intuition while competently and carefully teaching the mechanics of this powerful treatment approach.”
The hips, back and neck sections include 53 deep tissue massage techniques, 31 muscles and 29 trigger points. In these video lessons Mr. Riehl shows the assessment of the hips in terms of anterior/posterior rotation and high/low hip movements, and how these movement affect the lower back pain. Also covered are the adductors (for groin pulls), and the other hip muscles that control the internal and external rotation of the femur (like the piriformis that can cause sciatic nerve impingement). The lower back section discusses the most important muscles of lower back pain and their referral patterns, as well as how to evaluate for spinal mobility to help pinpoint pain. The neck section shows evaluation of the four ranges of motion and how to alleviate restriction. How to work on the anterior cervical vertebrae by pushing aside the trachea and touching the front of the cervical spine is also shown- great for whiplash sufferers. The deep tissue massage work on the scalenes will help people who have arm pain that comes from this area.
The shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle section covers 47 techniques, 30 muscles and 22 trigger points. These videos deal with sprained ankles, Achilles’ tendonitis, knee evaluation, anterior and posterior cruciate ligament strain, and anterior and posterior knee pain. Then the instructor shows a rotator cuff evaluation (both resisted testing and range of motion tests), muscle and tendon work on the rotator cuff muscles, evaluation and treatment of tennis and golfers elbow. The forearm section covers the evaluation and treatment of the finger, thumb and wrist muscles, including causes of carpal tunnel syndrome and ligament strain vs. muscle/tendon injuries. This video takes the complicated subject of the forearm and makes it understandable. With these techniques shown in this video, you should be well equipped to assess and perform quality work on any of these joints.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR:
Sean Riehl has taught massage nationally, presented at the AMTA California conference, written multiple articles appearing in Massage Magazine and the Biotone Newsletter as well as being the author of a number of videos on massage.