Neuromuscular Therapy is a specialized form of soft tissue manual therapy. By assessing the postural dysfunctions that have developed in the body, the neuromuscular therapist can determine how to specifically work with the musculature to bring the body back into alignment. This is a very efficient and effective system of bodywork. It addresses five of the elements that may cause body pain: Ischemia (lack of blood supply to soft tissues), Trigger Points (irritated points in muscles which refer pain or sensation to other parts of the body), Nerve Compression or Entrapment (pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone), Postural Distortion (imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes), Biomechanical Dysfunction (imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns, i.e., poor lifting habits, bad mechanics in a golf swing or tennis stroke, computer keyboarding, etc.).
After taking all of your Neuromuscular Therapy classes you will be able to evaluate and differentiate between myofascial pain or dysfunction, as opposed to injury, and to employ effective techniques to address these issues with significant results. You will be able to work as Massage Therapist in Pain management settings, such as Hospitals, Doctors' offices, Physical Therapists' offices, Rehabilitaion Centers, in high-end spas and resorts, with sports teams and Sports Medicine settings, and as private practitioners with independent or referral-based clients.
We offer a complete series of Neuromuscular Therapy classes, which can be taken as part of a 250 or 500 hr program or as continuing education classes independently.
Instructor: Venice Sullivan
The complete Neuromuscular Therapy training is made up of the following classes: Neuromuscular Therapy – Pelvis (20 hrs), Neuromuscular Therapy - Neck & Upper Torso (20 hrs), Neuromuscular Therapy - Shoulders & Extremities (20 hrs), Neuromuscular Therapy - Principles and Postural Analysis (16 hrs), Rehabilitation for Cervical Pain & Injuries (16 hrs), Visceral Massage (16 hrs), Cranial Decompression & TMJ (20 hrs)
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY-PRINCIPLES AND POSTURAL ANAYSIS (16 hrs) Sat & Sun, Aug 9 & 10 (9 am – 6 pm). This class covers the science and philosophy of neuromuscular therapy allowing an understanding of how and why it works so effectively. It covers the physiological principals of ischemia, trigger points, nerve compression/entrapment, postural distortion and dysfunctional biomechanics. You will also learn what the body’s position in space can tell you and how to use your eyes to truly understand where the body pain is coming from so you can treat the cause and not the symptom. You will not only learn how to see the position, but also to determine which muscles are being utilized. This class is a “must” for anyone doing clinical massage or any kind of structural bodywork. Prerequisite: None. Instructor: Venice Sullivan Cost: $224 Prepay: 2-Wk $215, 4-Wk $205.
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY - PELVIS (20 hrs) Fri (Eve), Sep 19 (6 pm – 10 pm), Sat & Sun, 20 & 21 (9 am - 6 pm). An in-depth look at the pelvis and its mechanisms. Discover why it is often the center of other body pain and dysfunction. Learn the secrets of unlocking it and assist your clients to improved function. Understand the stages of Rehabilitation and how to enforce them. This is the first in a series of NMT classes that will allow you to offer very effective structural bodywork to your clients. Prerequisite: 100 hrs massage training. Instructor: Venice Sullivan Cost: $280 Prepay: 2-Wk $270, 4-Wk $260.
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY-NECK AND UPPER TORSO (20 hrs) Fri (Eve), Oct 10 (6 pm – 10 pm), Sat & Sun, 11 & 12 (9 am – 6 pm) Structural evaluation and neuromuscular technique to release the Upper Torso and Cervical area will be taught. Assess how one part of the body will continue to cause problems in other areas. Highly specific work to fully release each area worked on. Spine, intercostals, abdominal and chest and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, will be addressed. Prerequisite: 100 hrs massage training. Instructor: Venice Sullivan Cost: $280 Prepay: 2-Wk $270, 4-Wk $260
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY-Shoulder & Extremities (20 hrs) Fri (Eve), Oct 31 (6:15 pm – 10 pm), Sat & Sun, Nov 1 & 2 (9 am – 6 pm) Structural evaluation and neuromuscular technique will be taught to release such conditions as thoracic outlet syndrome, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and shin splints. You will learn to release all of the muscles involved and their pain patterns and begin rehabilitation. Also covered will be the forearms, hands, legs, and feet. Prerequisite: 100 hrs of massage training. Instructor: Venice Sullivan Cost: $280 Prepay: 2-Wk $270, 4-Wk $260.
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY- Rehabilitation for Cervical Pain & Injuries (16 hrs) Saturday & Sunday, Dec 6 & 7 (9 am – 6 pm). Why do the problems of the neck not resolve, no matter what you do? Learn the well known and seldom practiced techniques that can truly relieve the pain of injuries of the cervical region. Prerequisite: 100 hours massage training, plus at least 40 hours of neuromuscular technique training and with instructor’s permission. Prerequisite: 100 hours massage training, plus at least 40 hours of neuromuscular technique training AND with instructor’s permission. Instructor: Venice Sullivan. Cost: $224 Prepay: 2-Wk $215, 4-Wk $205.