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Tumwater – Structural Release of the Thoracic Cavity
May 14 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm$192
Structural Release of the Thoracic Cavity
About this event
8 hours CE
Structural Integration is based on some basic ideas about human structure:
Most people are out of alignment with the forces of gravity;
The body functions more efficiently when it is lined up with the earth’s gravitational field;
The soft tissues of the body can be molded to bring the body back into gravitational alignment.
Each course teaches the theory and techniques for structural integration of the body. The intent of the treatments is to balance the body into alignment with its environment, freeing the energy flow which will enhance the body’s physiological and psychological function.
During each course the student will learn the anatomical structure and the hands-on releases for the area taught as well as performing and receiving a 2 hour session for each area.
The 11 separate courses include; The Chest, Hips, Lower Legs & Feet, Shoulders, Low Back, Quadriceps & Adductors, Abdominals & Psoas, Hamstrings, Buttocks, Spine & Arms and Head, Neck and Face.
For this class, Gary will focus on structural release of the thoracic cavity.
Gary has been practicing massage therapy since 1989 and teaching massage courses since 1992. He currently teaches at Therapeutic Connections School of Massage in Spokane, WA.
He has served as a member of the American Massage Therapy Association National Sports Massage Education Council, Education Chair for the AMTA PA Chapter and Sports Massage Team Chair for the AMTA GA Chapter.
Gary worked as an Athletes’ Medical Services Massage Therapist during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia and as a member of the 2002 Olympic Sports Massage Team in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He has worked in numerous clinics, including the New York Mets Rehabilitation Clinic in Port Saint Lucie, Florida and has worked with several professional athletes at The Galleria Athletic Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gary currently resides Spokane Valley, Washington with his wife and their two daughters. He enjoys the outdoors, sports, music, travel, biking, hiking, and family activities.