Body Mechanics For Massage Therapists
6 CE Hours w/Brian Kavanaugh, LMT
- Starts Apr 2Starts Apr 2
- 165 US dollars$165
- Computer Drive West
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Please bring a set of clean sheets and wear loose, comfortable clothes. This class will teach massage therapists the importance of proper body mechanics to prevent repetitive use injuries. Therapist will learn how to recognize the signs of body fatigue and how it relates to repetitive use injuries. How table height, breathing, speed of movement and position at the table can decrease chances of massage related injury. Therapist will also learn alternative tools to the hands, how to create counter pressure, uphill force and to increase pressure without increasing effort. At the course conclusion students will have the skills to be able to prolong their careers through proper body mechanics. Therapist should wear comfortable clothing and bring any tools they use now in their practice. Full Class Title - Prolonging Your Career: Body Mechanics for Massage Therapists Instructor Bio: Brian Kavanaugh, LMT graduated from CNW in 2005 and since has been practicing Integrative Therapeutic Massage. Brian worked at CNW from 2006 to 2018 and has instructed in a variety of classes including Foundations of Massage, A&P, Myology, Applied Techniques, Sports Massage, Chair Massage, NMT and Assessment Skills in addition to being appointed Director of Career Development and Alumni Services in January of 2015. Brian hopes students find massage as life transforming as he has. Brian has been practicing the art of Bonsai trees for over 5 years. He finds the time spent working on his trees to be beautifully therapeutic and feels it is essential to his mental wellbeing. It is his way to “keep his well full” to better his work for his clients and to keep connected to his loved ones.