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
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
Minor Back Pain
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.