Introduction to Deep Tissue | October 20 - October 24, 2014

Daniel Albers

October 20, 2014 - October 24, 2014

Daniel Albers

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This workshop provides you with the theory and hands-on practice necessary to gain a basic understanding of deep tissue/structural release massage techniques.  Attain the skills necessary to address chronic pain, chronic hypertonicity, muscular/fascial adhesions, and limited range of motion. This course focuses on common problem areas including the musculature of the spine, low back, hamstrings, deep rotators and glutei; iliacus/psoas release; chest, diaphragm and shoulder release; and the musculature of the neck. The course includes the following topics:

  •     Strategy of deep tissue massage
  •     Indications/contraindications for deep tissue massage
  •     Techniques in deep tissue massage (prone/supine/side lying)
  •     Range of motion techniques
  •     Active/passive movement techniques
  •     Assessment techniques
  •     Practical application of learned deep tissue techniques

Class sessions will be held 9:00-12:00 & 2:00-5:00. Wednesdays and Sundays are days off.

Prerequisite: Students must have a proficient working knowledge of human anatomy/ physiology and basic Swedish/lomi massage techniques. This can be attained through either completion of the anatomy/basic massage technique workshops, a demonstrated practical working knowledge, or a combination of the two.

About the Facilitator(s)

Daniel Albers

Daniel Albers

Daniel Albers, LMT has practiced massage on the Big Island of Hawaii since 1993. He currently serves on the massage staff at Kalani Oceanside Retreat and maintains a private practice in Hilo, HI. His practice focuses on Lomilomi, deep tissue, structural release and aromatherapy. He has been conducting Lomilomi massage workshops for the past 14 years at schools and retreat centers on the Big Island and in California, Washington State and Canada. His teaching style strives to incorporate a balance of humor and intensity. The classes are fast-paced and geared toward intermediate to advanced level students/therapists. Please join us if you wish to enhance your current practice or strive to expand your "traditional" concepts of massage.


Workshop Fees

To register and/or book accommodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk.

Tuition-only price: $295

Course tuition includes lunch during class days.

Prices subject to change without notice.