This course is the second of a two part series that covers a range of advanced soft tissue techniques that can overcome many clinical limitations of massage techniques. This course focuses on the principles of Muscle Energy Techniques and the Positional Release Technique. These techniques can provide a more profound level of treatment by creating changes on a neuromuscular level and can be incorporated into a massage treatment for greater effect. They can also be used to provide a very safe and effective treatment in situations where massage is not appropriate.
Mel is recognized as one of the pioneers of massage over the last 25 years and has published several international textbooks on the subject. He has gained the most extensive clinical experience having worked with World class athletes and dancers (including the Royal Ballet in London and the Tokyo Ballet in Japan) as well as people with serious medical conditions. He is a passionate and inspiring teacher who has also presented workshops Internationally. He used to compete at a high amateur level in Marathons and Triathlons. He has written a number of books including Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy and Advanced Remedial Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy and is regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject.
In this chapter, Mel discusses the principles of Post Isometric Relaxation and Reciprocal Inhibition. Based on a client's particular situation, you will be able to determine the safest and most effective method of Muscle Energy Technique. Mel Cash describes how to find the most effect body position to perform the technique on an individual. The participant will learn to apply a range of Muscle Energy Techniques to all skeletal muscles.
In the final chapter of this course series, Mel Cash describes the principles of Positional Release Technique. The participant will learn how to determine when Positional Release is the most appropriate technique for a client and apply Positional Release to any skeletal muscle.