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Deep Tissue Massage And Myofascial Release 14 DVD Set - Art Riggs
Deep Tissue Massage And Myofascial Release 14 DVD Set - Art Riggs

Deep Tissue Massage And Myofascial Release 14 DVD Set - Art Riggs

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Part #: ArtRiggs-DeepTissueMassageMR-14DVDSet
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This Is 14 DVD Combination Set That Teaches A Full Study Clinical Training Course For Massage Therapists Wishing To Expand Their Skills Within The Realm Of Deep Tissue Massage And Myofascial Release AND Coordinating Deep Tissue, Medical Massage, Myofascial Release Into A Fluid Bodywork Session.

Set 1: Deep Tissue Massage And Myofascial Release 7 DVD Video Set

DVD’s 1 & 2 - The Fundamentals - Refining Touch, Working Through Superficial Muscles to Deep Layers - Biomechanics of Working Tissue Deeply.
DVD 3 - The Legs And Pelvis.
DVD 4 - Continuation Of The Pelvis, Abdomen, Back.
DVD 5 - Working With The Shoulder Girdle, Chest, Arms, Neck .
DVD’s 6 & 7 - Advanced Techniques For Troubleshooting And Treatment Of Injuries - Including Stretching And Strengthening Suggestions.

Set 2: Deep Tissue Massage An Integrated Full Body Approach 7 DVD Video Set

DVD 1 - Fundamentals of Excellent Touch: Biomechanics and use of different tools (fingers, knuckles, forearms, fists, elbows), session planning, philosophy.
DVD 2 - The Upper Back: Specific strategies for prone upper body and arms, including prone neck work.
DVD 3 - Connecting The Back To The Pelvis And Legs: Specific strategies for lower back, pelvis, legs, feet, with emphasis on integrative connection between the segments.
DVD 4 - Supine Lower and Upper Body: Specific strategies for legs, continuing up through anterior pelvis, abdomen, chest, arms with longer sections showing fluid connection between the isolated segments.
DVD 5 - Side-lying position: Entire DVD demonstrates numerous strategies for the entire body including rotational positions for the back, pelvis, shoulder girdle, and advantages for leg and arm mobilization.
DVD 6 - Tying together the specific information of the first 5 DVDs a fluid full body 80 minute massage is performed demonstrating tailoring a massage to specific issues that a female client presents.
DVD 7 - Again tying together different specific techniques for a muscular male athlete, demonstrating the versatility of choosing techniques to apply to different needs of clients.

Run Time: 20+ Hours
Format: 14 DVDs, Region 0 - Plays Worldwide

Set 1: Deep Tissue Massage And Myofascial Release 7 DVD Video Set

These seven videos can stand alone, or act as a companion / visual guide to the Art Riggs Massage Therapist Manual: A Visual Guide to Techniques. The set is designed as a full study clinical training course for massage therapists wishing to expand their skills within the realm of deep tissue massage and myofascial release.

The program is so comprehensive, that schools have been able to formulate a comprehensive education course of up to 100 hours (including hands-on practice) around the progressive format of this video series. Many massage training products just show "strokes" without delving into the complex issues of soft tissue restrictions, osseous articulations and strategies for working with the multitude of different issues we face as therapists.

This extensive training series not only shows countless strokes and techniques, but will, more importantly, demonstrate the qualitative art of working with deep tissues to effect profound change.

Many additional strategies are also covered, such as working off the massage table in seated and standing postures and suggestions for rehabilitative home programs of strengthening and stretching for your clients.

DVD’s 1 & 2 - The Fundamentals - Refining Touch, Working Through Superficial Muscles to Deep Layers - Biomechanics of Working Tissue Deeply

Caveats—Areas of Caution for Deep Work
Tools of Deep Tissue Massage—Saving your Thumbs and Fingers
Proper Use of Fingers, Knuckles, Fist, Forearm, and Elbow
Massage Strokes and Techniques
Lengthening Tissue, Freeing Adhesions, and Releasing Holding Patterns
Positioning of Clients to Increase Effectiveness of Your Work
The Side-Lying Position to Dramatically Improve Your Effectiveness
Strategies - Hundreds of strategies to integrate into your practice

DVD 3 - The Legs and Pelvis

Balancing the Ankle and Foot and Increasing Mobility
The Anterior and Posterior Lower Leg
Working with the Knee for Mobility and to Free Restrictions
The Upper Leg—Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Adductors, Abductors
The Pelvis—Rotators, Hips, Sacrum, and Coccyx

DVD 4 - Continuation of the Pelvis, Abdomen, and Back

Quadratus Lumborum, Psoas, Iliacus, External Abdomen, Diaphram and the Breath
The Back
Spinal Mechanics and Mobilization of Vertebrae and Ribs
Major Back Muscles—Erector Spinae, Latissimus Dorsi, Rhomboids, and Others
Side-lying Work on the Back

DVD 5 - Working with the Shoulder Girdle, Chest, Arms, and Neck

Shoulder Girdle—Freeing the Scapula, Rotator Cuff, Chest, and First Rib
The Arms—Hand/Wrist, Forearm, Elbow, and Upper Arm
The Neck and Head—in Prone and Supine Position
Anterior and Posterior Neck and Vertebral Mobilization
Superficial Muscles of the Skull and Jaw

DVD’s 6 & 7 - Advanced techniques for troubleshooting and treatment of injuries—including stretching and strengthening suggestions

Foot and Ankle Injuries - Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, Ankle Sprains
Knee Pain and Dysfunction
Sciatica
Minor Back Pain
Rotator Cuff
Tennis Elbow, Wrist Complaints, and Repetitive Strain Injuries
Thoracic Outlet Problems

Set 2: Deep Tissue Massage An Integrated Full Body Approach 7 DVD Video Set

This extensive NEW set (seven DVD’s, 9+ hours) was created after countless requests from therapists who loved the first very detailed set, “Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release,” and wanted help implementing the techniques into a smooth, well-planned full body massage routine. The first set gave you the techniques. THIS SET shows you how to use them, and was designed as an expanded SEQUEL, not just an update of the first. You will be able to see all of the techniques used in real world settings to satisfy your clients’ desire for both extremely effective therapeutic work, but in a fluid full body massage rather than isolated spot work. Both sets work create a a complete encyclopedia of deep tissue massage.

More about this set: Art moves from A to Z, covering the whole body from prone to supine, with an entire DVD devoted to the important side-lying position, followed by two entire DVDs demonstrating full body massage to different models with different needs. Since the focus is upon smooth massage, less time is spent on biomechanics (which is where the great detail on strategies, techniques, anatomy, and treatment of injuries offered in the first set comes into play), but a huge number of specific nuts and bolts techniques are demonstrated. If you have felt constrained by set routines that limit your creativity, great care is taken to provide a logical rationale for session planning according to your individual clients’ needs so each massage is an extremely effective and fun adventure letting you choose which of the numerous techniques you will utilize. This will be particularly beneficial for those working in a therapeutic and spa settings who want to distinguish and elevate themselves from the common cookie cutter routine sometimes associated with that kind of work.

Art Riggs is a Certified Advanced Rolfer and massage therapist who has been teaching bodywork since 1988 and now sells Myofascial release videos and manuals worldwide. A lifetime of hard physical activity and high level athletic pursuits including ultra-marathons led him to bodywork, first as a grateful recipient, and later as a student. The fulfillment he experienced in both receiving and performing bodywork led him away from his graduate studies in Exercise Physiology at the University of California, Berkeley to a full time career as a Rolfer and teacher of Deep Tissue Massage. He has conducted numerous workshops for health spas and for medical professionals, including physical therapists, and has assisted in Rolf Institute trainings.

For the first ten years of his practice, he specialized in myofascial release at a physical therapy clinic where an interest in the treatment of injuries was cultivated. He has worked with several Olympic athletes, professional football and basketball players, and professional dancers and musicians to treat injuries and to improve performance. However, his teaching and the practice of working with the general population to provide a better awareness of their bodies and allow more ease and comfort in their everyday lives remains the most gratifying aspect of his work.

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