Deep Massage Techniques with Functional Anatomy: Part 1

presented by Mel Cash

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This course is the first of a two part series that provides the basic set of skill and knowledge needed to safely and effectively treat musculoskeletal injuries with soft tissue therapy. It teaches the therapist to consider the common underlying lifestyle and musculoskeletal factors that can contribute to injuries. It describes how to identify the symptoms of acute conditions and determine when an injury is safe to treat with soft tissue techniques. On a practical level it provides a deeper understanding of the function of specific muscles and combines this with deep massage techniques to treat them.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Mel Cash, BS, MISRM

    Mel Cash, BS, MISRM

    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.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Soft Tissue Injuries

    1. Soft Tissue Injuries

    In this chapter, participants will consider the underlying postural and occupational factors which can cause musculoskeletal injury with clients who have minor and chronic conditions.. Participants will assess the underlying neuromuscular and functional factors which can lead to a musculoskeletal injury. Finally, after watching this chapter participants will understand the need to encourage the client to carry out rehabilitation and corrective exercises.

  2. Sprains and Strains

    2. Sprains and Strains

    In this chapter, the participant will give advice to a client on how to reduce inflammation during the acute phase of a minor acute injury. The participant will also apply a range of massage techniques to achieve a faster and more complete recovery for clients with minor acute injuries in the post-acute phase.

  3. Deep Tissue Massage Techniques - Introduction

    3. Deep Tissue Massage Techniques - Introduction

    In this chapter, the participant will learn the principles behind using palpation to identify all the musclemain skeletal muscles on the body. The participant will also understand the common dysfunctional issues that can affect the muscles and learn the principles behind a range of Deep Tissue Massage techniques to effectively treat all the skeletal muscles.

  4. Deep Tissue Massage Techniques - Upper Limb

    4. Deep Tissue Massage Techniques - Upper Limb

    The participant will use palpation to identify all the musclemain skeletal muscles of the upper limbs. The participant will also understand the common dysfunctional issues that can affect the muscles, and identify, through palpation and massage, specific areas of soft tissue damage. Finally the participant will apply a range of Deep Tissue Massage techniques to effectively treat all the skeletal muscles.

  5. Deep Tissue Massage Techniques - Neck and Upper Back

    5. Deep Tissue Massage Techniques - Neck and Upper Back

    The participant will use palpation to identify all the musclemain skeletal muscles of the neck and upper back. The participant will also understand the common dysfunctional issues that can affect the muscles, and identify, through palpation and massage, specific areas of soft tissue damage. Finally the participant will apply a range of Deep Tissue Massage techniques to effectively treat all the skeletal muscles.