Ralph Stephens 3-Video Series offers superb training for chair massage. Covers chair set-up, adjustment, sanitation, hygiene, therapist-client communication, anatomy using trigger point drawings and muscles drawn on the body (AnatomyArt by Debra Brooks) plus a complete demonstration of the techniques to treat each muscle.
Also teaches PNF and Active Isolated Stretching, bodymechanics and thumb techniques. Techniques can be applied generally for relaxation and stress reduction, or specifically to improve circulation, increase range of motion, reduce pain and help relieve common complaints. These are the methods you need to know to better serve your patients and to stand out from the crowd of chair therapists.
About Ralph Stephens
Mr. Stephens is an internationally recognized instructor of medical massage that shares his 20 plus years of experience in a way that makes learning easy and fun, and is one of the few hands-on instructors that come across effectively on video. He has produced 15 videos, one textbook, and has contributed to many magazines, textbooks, and journals, and is a popular presenter at state, regional and national meetings; presenting over 30 weekends each year.
Ralph was the first to adapt specific massage and stretching techniques to the chair and presents them in his videos, Seated Therapeutic Massage and his textbook, Therapeutic Chair Massage. He has served his profession as a state and national officer of the AMTA and as chair of the Iowa Board of Massage Therapy Examiners. Dont miss an opportunity to study with this inspiring instructor, in person or by DVD.