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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Difference between Swedish and "Therapeutic" massage

The Difference Between "Swedish" and "Therapeutic" Massage

 

Education for Spa Managers Series, episode 001

 

 

 

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© 2015 by Patrick Moore LMT http://meltingmuscles.com 

 

 

What's the Problem?

 

I remember when I worked in Scottsdale, meeting a man who had signed up for a "therapeutic massage," I asked him, "What would you like me to do for you today? Do you have any aches or pains, or what is your chief complaint?" He looked at me as if I were stupid, and said, "Don't you know how to give a massage? Just give me a massage." I felt angry but I did give him a good Swedish massage and he was satisfied.

 

Now, when I tell this story to massage therapists, they all nod sagely. When I tell this story to non-massage therapists, they are probably shaking their heads--they don't get it. This is nobody's fault. It's just that massage therapists are given a year of training on what massage therapy is, and how to give this therapy, and the general public, including spa managers, has not received this education. The only thing that needs to happen to solve this, is for the public, and for spa managers to be educated on what therapy is.    

 

I worked in a luxury spa in Scottsdale from 1999 to 2004 and I was frequently frustrated that the "Menu" of services always portrayed Swedish and "therapeutic" massage incorrectly. First thing a person would notice, reading through the menu was that therapeutic would cost them more money. Second would be the justification for this extra cost: the therapist works harder, giving more pressure and generally making it a better massage. People reading these menus are left with the impression that Swedish means "basic" and Therapeutic means "deluxe." Since it is a "menu," reading it you get the idea that Swedish is like a plain burrito, and therapeutic is like a burrito supreme that has lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.

 

The other 16 years of my massage therapy career have been as a subcontractor or self-employed, so I am no longer frustrated by the way managers wrongly describe therapeutic and Swedish massage. However, I am a continuing education provider for massage therapists, and many of my students are still frustrated about this. Just yesterday one of the students who works at a luxury spa said her manager knows nothing about massage, and because of this, makes frequent bad decisions about how to manage massage therapists and clients, which frustrate her to no end. She said that once the door is closed, she explains to people what therapy she can offer, and that she's going to give the best massage she can regardless of whether they paid for the higher or lower cost massage. I suggested she write something for how to train spa managers, and she gave the suggestion back to me, so here I am writing it.

 

 

Why is it called massage "Therapy"?

 

Therapy is only given to those who have a complaint, an ailment, a loss of function a medical, physical or mental diagnosis. You wouldn't give chemotherapy to someone who doesn't have cancer. You wouldn't give physical therapy to someone who doesn't have a physical issue they are recovering from. You wouldn't give mental therapy to someone who has no complaints about life, or some professional diagnosis. The situation is the same with massage therapy.

 

Therapeutic massage is only given to those who have:

 

·       A loss of function, for example,

o   "I can't turn my head to see oncoming traffic when I am driving."

o   "I can't put all my weight on this one leg without a sharp pain."

o   "I can't play tennis or golf anymore because of this shoulder, elbow or wrist pain."

o   "This ailment is stopping me from doing my job."

·       A loss of range of motion, for example, the shoulder is not able to medially rotate the full ninety degrees or laterally rotate the full one hundred five degrees.

·       Pain. For example, low back pain, neck pain, joint pain, foot pain, elbow pain or wrist pain.

·       Nervy sensations like pins and needles or zinging, or the opposite, numbness, as a result of the sensory nerve being pinched by tight muscles upstream.

·       A hand, arm or leg "going to sleep", or other sensation of fullness because the venous blood is blocked from returning by tight muscles upstream.

·       A medical diagnosis. For example:

o   Tension headaches.

o   Fibromyalgia.

o   Plantar fascitis.

o   Tendinitis.

o   Golfer's or Tennis Elbow.

o   "Rotator cuff" diagnoses.

o   "Bursitis"

o   "Hip" diagnoses short of "degenerative".

o   Sciatica.

o   Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

·       Diagnoses of the autonomic nervous system (which governs the Fight/Flight/Play Dead responses), for example:

o   Anxiety.

o   Depression.

o   PTSD.

o   Excessive tension in local areas or bodywide.

o   Insomnia.

o   Hypervigilance/overreactive.

 

There are many other ailments that massage therapy may address, these are just the ones that come quickly to my mind.

 

My first point is, that therapy may only be applied to a problem, a diagnosis, a loss, an ache or pain, an issue or a complaint. You can't receive a therapeutic massage unless there is something wrong that you want changed. If there is nothing wrong, and you just want a massage, that would be a Swedish massage.

 

Second, therapy is rarely complete in one session. In the first session there is more talking to get clear about the complaint, its effects, signs, symptoms and consequences, if the person knows how it happened, what the person has tried so far, what has worked and what has not worked, what the person is doing on their own to make a difference, or is the person still doing the very things that caused it (like golfing). With other forms of therapy there may not be any technique applied during the first session but with massage therapy there is. At the end of the first session there is another talk, to decide together on a treatment plan. The plan clearly describes the problem, and when the problem is gone, the therapy will be over. Therapy is complete when the complaint, ailment, issue, pain or loss has been reversed, resolved, transcended or embraced. They don't have it any more. On that day, the therapist says "goodbye, I hope I don't see you again," with a smile that means I hope your life is so healthy you don't need therapy again.

 

How many sessions will this take? This depends on many factors:

 

  • The techniques, skills, understanding and experience of the therapist.
  • What else the person is doing on his or her own, to assist the positive changes.
  • Whether the person is continuing to do the things that created the negative changes in the first place, or has suspended those things.
  • Factors beyond both the therapist and the suffering person, such as toxins in the air or water, temperature or weather, "accidents," positive coincidences and so forth.

 

Of these four factors, the therapist has influence over only one of the four. So it is tricky for the therapist to predict in advance how many sessions will be sufficient to reach the therapeutic goal. Instead of these predictions it is more realistic to show the person, this was your assessment when you first came, this is your assessment now, and this is what we are shooting for. The partnership includes not only ways the therapist can see and measure progress, but also ways the person can see and measure progress him or herself.

 

When progress is not being made in one or two consecutive sessions, the two should have a discussion and figure out why. If they can't figure out why, or if they know why and can't change this, then ethically, they should stop therapy. The person should seek a different therapist or a different route of healing. Termination of the therapeutic relationship is the responsibility of the therapist. If he is ethical he must assure therapy does not continue when no progress is being made, even if this reduces his income or self-image.

 

Therapists who recognize that therapy most likely requires more than one session, offer pricing based on packages of numbers of sessions.

 

I could go on and on but you see the point by now.

 

I do not blame spa managers for portraying therapeutic massage as just a deluxe massage, because nobody ever told them. The massage schools also do not do enough to make this distinction clear. They don't because nobody ever told them. I think the misinformation is simply an indicator that our profession is still in its infancy, and we are still learning what it is and how to describe it.

 

 

What is Swedish Massage?

 

Swedish is when the recipient removes clothing and lies horizontal on a table. A sheet is placed over the person to preserve their privacy. The practitioner pulls back the sheet to expose one body part at a time: the leg, the arm or the back, while the rest of the body remains covered. The practitioner uses oil or lotion, applying this to his hands and then glides his lubricated hands over the bare skin. Three strokes define Swedish: Efflourage, Petrissage and Friction. They are applied in that order on the way in, and in reverse order on the way out. Efflourage is a long gliding stroke over the skin, gradually using more pressure until the muscles below the skin are also engaged. Petrissage is a kneading stroke where the muscles are lifted from the bones beneath and squeezed in a rhythm, with about two squeezes per second for slow petrissage and three for fast. Friction is pressure into one particular muscle. Friction can be cross-fiber, longitudinal, or static. Cross-fiber friction first detects the direction of this muscle fiber, and strokes it perpendicularly, like crossing a guitar string back and forth. The muscle sort of twangs under the giver's fingers. The crossing stroke has an amplitude that crosses the muscle fiber completely so it is from a quarter inch to several inches in its back-and-forth travel. Longitudinal friction is still pressure into muscle fiber, but the strokes are parallel rather than perpendicular. This motion stretches the muscle locally, in both directions. Static friction is where the muscle fiber is detected, and pressed. The pressure is held without moving for several seconds.

 

Swedish is a recipe. This is good news for corporate spas that want for the massage experience to be the same every time, like restaurants want their eggplant parmesan to taste the same every time. A full-body Swedish can be accomplished in 50 minutes rushing, and in 80 minutes more thoroughly. Swedish should be a similar experience across the Nation, across the World.

 

 

The Benefit of Swedish

 

Reduces Fight/Flight? Yes. Research shows touch reduces blood pressure. We are social animals so touch has many benefits, calming the autonomic nervous system and allowing the body to return from a fight/flight alert to a rest/digest mode. If Swedish has one therapeutic or health value, this is it. And let's not underrate it! Swedish is soothing, and soothing reduces your heart rate, your belly grumbles because digestion resumes, and you may go to sleep. For people who are sleep deprived or always on alert, this may be the only time they let down their guard. Swedish can save lives.

 

But you don't have to be nude to get this benefit. Clothed massage from a massage therapist provide the same, or better sedation of the over-active nervous system. Friends and family can also offer healthy touch that sooths and restores nervous system balance through hugs, pats on the back, stroking hair, friendly back rubs through clothes, foot rubs, the contact of dancing, and other social interactions that do not require touch but other forms of trust building.

 

For those people who have not yet found more natural ways to rebalance their nervous systems, it makes sense for them to pay for Swedish massage. However, I would begin to wonder if it was a service to this person long term, if the person found they could get all their relaxation from the massage practitioner, so they don't have to discover their own ways to relax and rebalance. This would create a dependence which does not serve the recipient in the long run. However I have spoken with many spa managers who deliberately attempt to create this sense of need and dependence, because it is good for business. Shame!

 

 

The Questionable Benefits of Swedish Massage

 

Circulation? No. They say it increases circulation of fluids but research has not confirmed that. Research shows that any person would get ten times more circulation of fluids by walking during the time they would have received a massage. Walking is far more effective than even the best massage, for increasing circulation. In particular, the active flexing and extending of the ankle during walking or jogging, literally pumps blood out of the legs as the veins in the lower legs have valves in them that are only used during this flexing and extending. Walking is the ideal way to flex and extend the foot--cycling and eliptical machines do not usually allow the foot to flex and extend so these exercises, while good for the heart, do not pump fluid out of the legs. Massage does not increase circulation. While Swedish has strokes that really look like they ought to shove fluids out of the limbs and back to the heart, the fact that tense muscles and closed capillary valves upstream, prevent this movement of fluid. Swedish looks circulatory, but it is an illusion.

 

Nurturing? Yes, the actions of a Swedish massage are very similar to what a mother would do for her baby. It is very similar to what mothers of many species do for their babies--licking their fur, soothing their fears, grooming them. Young birds, mammals and other animals fear being eaten by predators that prey on young morsels. If they see a hawk circling above, they shake with fear. While the mother is there, she is large enough to fight away the hawk. Her presence alone makes the baby safer. Then she grooms and sooths the feathers or fur, which stimluates the skin, which floods the brain with sensation interpreted as pleasurable. This flood of sensation overpowers the worries. So for the duration of the soothing strokes, the baby animal is no longer afraid of the hawk. Safety is felt and assured through nurturing. However, this sense of safety disappears the moment the mother stops the strokes. And as soon as the mother flies away to find food, the babies are again exposed to predators, so the safe feeling does not last even a minute after the nurturing stops.

 

Mothering? Yes. But why? I personally enjoyed the thousands of nurturing massages I gave earlier in my career. But there came a day when I no longer wished to be a professional mother/nurturer. I continue to provide therapeutic massage with clothed recipients but I no longer provide nurturing massage to bare skin. I think it is good and appropriate for mothers to do this with their children until they are "fledged," but I question the need for massage practitioners to stroke lubricated bare skin for the benefit of nurturing. Adults who didn't get enough nurturing from their mothers, should probably talk with their mothers, or a counselor, rather than trying to make up for lost nurturing by getting it from a massage practitioner.

 

Relaxation? Yes, but only for the duration of the experience. For the minutes that a massage practitioner's hands are gliding and stroking our skin, our brains are flooded with pleasant sensation. As long as the giver's hands never stop moving, the pleasure distracts us from our fears, worries and stresses. But the moment the hands stop moving, this effect stops--the magic disappears.

 

The relaxation that occurs with therapeutic massage is measurable. The therapist assesses or measures the range of motion before and after, so there is evidence when relaxation occurs. During a Swedish massage, however, the giver cannot risk stopping even for a minute to do assessments, because the nurturing effect stops as soon as the skin gliding stops. Swedish may rightly claim to be relaxing, but it is only relaxing for the duration of the experience. Swedish makes no claims to be therapeutic. Swedish makes no claims that benefits build with each session. Swedish makes no claim that one day your therapeutic goal will be met, and then you won't need therapy any longer. Those who offer Swedish would be happy to give you one massage a week, or daily, for the rest of your life.

 

Pampering? Luxury? Exclusivity? Queen for a Day? Yes, yes, yes and yes. Many spa managers wish to create the illusion that guests are royalty. This illusion is created by calling the licensed therapists "techs" to lower their status in comparison to the queen, the techs speaking only when spoken to, calling guests only by their last names to show deference, and so forth. "Exclusive" is a term seen in many spa brochures, which means some people are excluded. If you come to this spa, you are one of the few who is entitled, not one of the many rabble who are excluded. Your status is higher than normal people. You deserve luxury pampering, from someone who is not your equal in status, and this defines you as greater than others who cannot come to have a spa day. Does this serve? Well, the guests certainly like it and pay well for this privilege.  But it creates a sense of entitlement--modern thinkers say that entitlement is dividing our society and harming our earth. Superiority of the guest, goes against the philosophy that "All are created equal."

 

The illusion that the guest is royalty, demeans therapists because they must pretend to be servants. Many therapists are willing to do it, because the money is good and there are higher tips. (Therapeutic massage does not need tips--therapists do not work to please the person but to make progress toward therapeutic goals, even at the expense of comfort and pleasure so the expectation of tipping would be counterproductive). Therapists who work in luxury spas cannot maintain the illusion of guest superiority for long, without developing bitterness and resentment that come out in ways that endanger their long-term employment. Or if they manage to keep their mouths shut, the resentment turns into health problems of their own--rashes, I developed a lesion on my tongue that required surgery to remove while I worked at that spa in Scottsdale, back pain, wrist pain or shoulder pain that threatens to force the therapist to quit the profession.   

 

One awful consequence of making guests entitled, royal superiors, is that they then think they may have whatever they want, including sexual massage. Many guests at luxury spas hint, suggest or order massage therapists to do sexual things to them. Since they are already nude, and then adding the sense they are royalty, above others, perhaps these factors combine to encourage their minds to "go there." I imagine many "therapists" at luxury spas do indulge people this way. This activity would be kept secret from the spa managers of course. But the management is part of the problem when they encourage the idea that guests are entitled, superior royals who deserve to have their nude skin lubricated by people who defer to their every want and whim. 

 

Price Difference? Not Justified.

 

Therapeutic massage is not more effort to give, than Swedish. Therapeutic is not necessarily deeper pressure. More pressure does not get more results. On the contrary, some of the most effective techniques are the gentlest. Muscles are not material that can be physically manipulated to be softer, like tenderizing meat. Muscles only relax when the brain turns down the voltage to the muscle. More pressure, is not more convincing to the brain. The brain is convinced by safety, not by intensity of sensation. Those who want to receive really deep pressure may think they want therapy, but all they really want is very intense sensation—perhaps because this experience entertains them, or because it distracts them better from the kind of worries, fears and thoughts they wish to escape during the hour. Yes, giving a deeper, harder massage is more effort for the therapist who needs to be fit and work hard to keep up that amount of force. But the increased force, in no way makes the results more therapeutic. Deep pressure could be priced higher than light pressure, for the reason that the practitioner must work harder. That would be justified. Just don’t call deeper pressure “therapeutic.” Call it “deep tissue.”

 

If there is a justification for making “therapeutic” massage a higher price, it would be that therapists who are good at therapeutic massage, have probably taken more CE classes. They have paid more, or higher prices for classes that offer greater than average education, and it would make sense that these therapists could be reimbursed for their higher costs of their education, or for their greater skill and effectiveness.

 

 

What to Expect from a Therapeutic Massage

 

A therapeutic massage is not for the purpose of pleasure. It is not for entertainment, or for the experience. It is not helpful for the recipient to tell the therapist how they want it done, once they have agreed on the results that are wanted. The therapist is the one with the education and experience, who knows how to achieve the results. The session may not be pleasurable (because therapeutic techniques are not designed to create pleasure). But it shouldn’t hurt or trigger the person to increase their guarding. You should see results within a half hour, and the therapist should be telling you and showing you these results. You should see results after each session and these should build on previous results so that you’re making actual progress. Tipping is unhelpful because it implies you will give more money if you’ve had a pleasurable experience—this expectation distracts the therapist from focusing on therapeutic change. There is rarely need to expose bare skin, with the exception of ice therapy for tendinits, and then it is only the one shoulder, elbow, or foot that needs to be exposed. Therapeutic massage often works just as good, or better, when the recipient is clothed. You should expect the therapist to treat you as an equal partner, consulting your values for what results you want, and letting you know their findings and allowing you to renegotiate the therapeutic contract frequently. The therapist should be neither superior to you as Doctors are, nor subservient to you, but on your level. The therapist will expect you to do half of the work for getting better—after all it is your body, shouldn’t you participate in your cure?

 

I could go on and on but I think this is enough on the subject as a brief introduction about the difference between Swedish and therapeutic massage. If you have comments, please post them here and I will respond. Thanks.

 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Massage Therapy CE workshops in Tucson for April and May

Locations to be announced in Tucson. Please contact instructor Patrick Moore for details, 520-334-8950 or through contact form at http://meltingmuscles.com thanks.
 
     Sunday, April 26, 2015
Melting Muscles 3: Melting the Atlas and Axis
     6 CE hours, PREREQUISITE, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop-- $150.00 (Incentive to register for both this and Unwinding the Atlas and Axis the following day, $240, you save $35) hands-on workshop, includes extensive handouts, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), Location: Transcend Massage and Wellness, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Course Description:
     Millions of people suffer with the symptoms of neck pain, headaches and jaw tension. They can't turn their head far, without pain or stiffness. This means the atlas (C1) has difficulty rotating on the axis (C2). What should they do? Should they have someone force it, by stretching or thrust? This option is tried millions of times per year. Is it working? It appears force is not curative but helps only temporarily.
     What is pulling the atlas out of alignment with the axis? What is resisting full range of motion, in turning one's head? What else could it be, other than tight muscles? "Tight muscles," means the brain is guarding the joint. The brain is sending excess voltage to certain muscles, and those muscles must contract more, day and night.
     There are only three muscles that rotate the head. We will find the one muscle that has too much voltage. By "melting" this muscle, we support the brain to choose to "turn down the voltage" to that muscle. We can't make the brain relax the muscle and even if we could, I don't see how making people change, serves them in the long run. Instead we "inspire" them to change. We support the brain to feel safe by positioning and relationship. In safety, security and friendly partnership, the brain is very likely to choose, all by itself, to relax that muscle. Then we feel the muscle melt under our finger, and within seconds, the head has more range of motion. 
     You will learn:
     -- How to find the Obliquus Capitis Inferior muscle, that is primarily responsible for rotating the atlas on the axis.
     -- How to assist the recipient's brain to feel safe enough to relax a specific muscle.
     -- How to "melt" the OCI muscle while the recipient is prone and supine.    
     You will gain:
     -- You will receive about 2 hours or more of this very relaxing treatment, rotating with different partners.
     Type of Workshop: Hands-On. 95% of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving. Givers are usually seated at the head of the table, so even givers are relaxed for this workshop. 10 minute breaks are taken each hour.
     Patrick Moore published Melting the Atlas and Axis with the help of Cranial Motion in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003, and has been teaching these workshops in 13 States since 2002. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 
     PREREQUISITE: Any Melting Muscles class or palpation equivalent with instructor's permission (please call Patrick Moore).
     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a bottom sheet and pillow case to cover the tables and face cradles.
     Questions about how the workshop is presented? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore,  mobile 520-334-8950.
 
     Monday, April 27, 2015
Melting Muscles 5: Unwinding the Atlas and Axis
     5 CE hrs, PREREQUISITE (offered the day before), 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop -- $240.00 for both days (a $35.00 incentive) or $125.00 for one-day only if you took the prerequisite already, includes extensive handouts, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), Location: Transcend Massage and Wellness, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Course Description:
     What is Unwinding Muscles? This workshop is taught under the idea that the body actually, physiologically moves itself into positions of comfort, positions that balance the guarding forces. You may call this cranial motion, but we will consider it as caused by muscles. While holding the head, you will feel that a force of about one ounce is attempting to rotate the head to one side or the other. While the 15-lb head is lying on the table this is not enough force to actually rotate it, but once you pick up the head and support it as if it were floating, now it is free to actually turn. The reason it would turn right, would be that the right obliquus capitis inferior muscle is contracting with slightly more voltage than the left O.C.I. muscle is receiving.
     Why Unwind Muscles?
     A) It provides accurate diagnostic assessment. When you know which way the head is trying to rotate, left or right, immediately you know whether the left or right OCI muscle is more guarded right now.
     B) It shows you exactly what position is the position of balance and comfort. You rotate the head only as far as the head turns itself, and no further.
     C) It provides the best support of the brain, to feel safest, so that it is most likely to choose to release this tension.
     Unwinding the Atlas and Axis is the gentlest, slowest, safest way to resolve the muscle tension that guards the head in rotation. It is not you "fixing" them, but you helping the brain resolve its own tensions. This technique lasts, because tension that is resolved by the person's own brain, stays resolved.
     This is an advanced technique. This technique is for practitioners who are patient, who see the value of being gentle and who enjoy slow, meditative technique. If you have difficulty slowing down or being patient, this may not be the class for you.
     Type of Workshop: hands-on. 95% of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving. Recipients will be lying face-up. Givers will be seated at the head of the table. So it is a very slow pace. 10 minute breaks each hour.
     Patrick Moore developed this atlanto-axial technique 1995-2001, taking Rich Phaigh's motion-assessment of the atlantoaxial joint and slowing it down to craniosacral speed, along with palpation of the AA-rotating muscle. Patrick began teaching it this method in 2002 and has taught it in 13 U.S. States. He published Melting the Atlas and Axis with the help of Cranial Motion in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 
     This class has a PREREQUISITE: MELTING THE ATLAS AND AXIS (offered twice yearly and THE PREVIOUS DAY, Sunday, April 26, 2015) Sorry, no exceptions for taking the prerequisite -- the maneuvers taught in Melting the Atlas and Axis are necessary for you to know before unwinding this joint and muscles.
     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing, please bring a bottom sheet to protect the tables.
     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950.
 
 
     Sunday, May 3, 2015
Length and Strength: Hip Rotators and Psoas
     6 CE Hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop -- $150.00, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), includes handouts, Location: Transcend Massage and Wellness, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Course Description:
     The hip needs 45 degrees of medial and 60 degrees of lateral rotation in order for the sacro-iliac joint to function properly. Most people lack full range of motion in hip rotation because of a too-short (too tense) muscle. Most people also lack full strength, or a balance of strength in the four hip rotation groups.
     You will learn:
     -- 3 length assessments and three strength assessments:
          -- hip medial rotation,
          -- hip lateral rotation, and psoas length/strength.
     -- 2 ways to lengthen (relax) each of the muscles:
          -- deep tissue in its shortened position
          -- Hold-Relax stretches (PNF or MET)
     -- Several ways to strengthen each of the muscles:
          -- standing tai-chi or chi-gung rotation motions
          -- marching in place
          -- theraband or cable-weights
          -- form running.
     -- Sensitivity to feeling the range of motion where the “pathological motion barrier” occurs.  
     -- Practice “hold-relax” stretching.  
     Stretching will NOT be covered, except for PNF and MET type "hold-relax stretches" that do not forcibly lengthen the muscle.
     Patrick Moore learned length and strength assessment, therapies and exercises from Rich Phaigh in Seattle and Eugene, 1994-1995. More about Patrick at meltingmuscles.com 
     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing that allows your hips to go through a full ROM and be prepared for short exercises. Please bring a bottom sheet to protect the tables.
     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950.
 
 
     Monday, May 4 2015
How Energy Draws Clients to your Business
     5 CE hour, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), group discussion workshop, $100.00, maximum 10 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start. If there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), includes handout. Location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Many authors and teachers say, "Do what you love--the money will follow," "Be of service and you will be rewarded," and that you can "create your own reality" through visualization or imagination. This workshop presents alternative views. Money is not attracted to love, nor to service. Reality is not created by your imagination. It is true we can, and do use energy to draw and to hinder people from finding our businesses. But energy is not a magic good-luck charm. While we are being natural, a natural number of people will find our business, but not like winning the lottery. What is better to learn is how frequently, and in what ways we block and hinder others using our energy. Once we stop blocking and hindering, then naturally people will find our business. Everyone blocks and hinders, so there is no judgment when we do. Sometimes we even have good reasons to block our business from success. We must be honest with ourselves to discover how we have already been using energy our whole lives to draw people and block them, so that we may use our natural abilities more beneficially in the future.
     You will learn:
     -- Energy is neither good nor bad but a neutral tool that can be directed to have many effects.
     -- How to recognize when energy is working to block people from noticing your services.
     -- What is responsibility and how does it shift energy?
     -- What is judgment (even good judgment) and how does it shift energy?
     -- Recognizing and celebrating how much energy we already command.
     -- Realizing how much energy we have always used daily, to divert, block, and draw people
     -- How to redirect energy that is already in use.
     It is good news to know we have influence, that we have always had influence, that redirecting is very simple to do.
     We will not be doing "energy work" with partners, but we will have group discussion and perhaps partner discussions to help us gain clarity and presence with our energy and how we are directing it.
     Preparation: Jot down a few questions you have about energy and business.
     Questions about course content or process? Please call or text workshop leader Patrick Moore, (520) 334-8950. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com
 
     Sunday, May 10, 2015
Advanced PNF and Alternatives to Stretching
     5 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop--$125.00, limit 6 people maximum, minimum 1, please register by 72 hours prior, includes handouts.
     Course Description:
     What is PNF? PNF is a quick way to find a muscle that needs to relax, and get the person's own spinal reflexes to relax it. You ask the person to contract the muscle while you hold the limb so it won't move. They contract for 5-10 seconds, and when you tell them to relax, the muscle is suddenly more relaxed.
     You may have learned PNF or MET or "hold-relax stretching" in massage school. This technique does work, but it needs to be done crisply, with clear commands and unwavering resistance, to get results.
     PNF can be applied to any joint in the body, from the rotator cuff to hips, arms, legs, hands, feet and neck. What joints would you like to learn to increase its ROM? Each student gets to pick one joint or ROM and we will practice PNF on your choice.
     What makes this class "Advanced," is that you get to practice with the feedback of someone who spent years doing session after session of nothing but PNF. You will learn:
     -- precisely where to begin the PNF (the pathological motion barrier)
     -- how to feel the different motion barriers
     -- what happens when you "pass" a motion barrier without stopping,
     -- exactly what to say, and when to say it.
     -- exactly how to hold the limb (it really cannot move even one inch).
     -- how to adjust the technique for stronger or weaker limbs.
     Patrick Moore learned MET from Rich Phaigh in Seattle and Eugene, in 150 hours of CE from 1994-1995, and specialized in MET for two years straight. More about Patrick at meltingmuscles.com 
     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing that allows your hips to go through a full ROM and be prepared for short exercises. Please bring a bottom sheet to protect the tables.
     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, obile 520-334-8950.
 
     Monday, May 11, 2015
Activating Your Intuition
     5 CE hrs Monday, Aug 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Group Discussion plus standing partner-exercises, $100.00, maximum 10 students, minimum 1 (please register by 72 hours prior), includes handouts, Location: Transcend Massage and Wellness, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.
     Intuition is very helpful for bodyworkers. Intuition can help you perceive and prioritize the body's greatest needs, the locations of stress, tension and injury, how to treat, for how long, how deep, when to move to a new area, and how often to treat. Everyone "has" intuition but for most of us it has become inhibited by worries, fears and performance anxieties.
     Half of our time will be spent doing partner exercises to stimulate intuition, including private feedback with your partner, and the other half of our time is group discussion about getting past worries and other inhibitions to intuition. Since intuition is natural, activating intuition is less about learning a new skill, than it is about suspending our disbelief and other inhibitions. Still, we will learn a few "techniques" and triggers to "turn it on."
     Patrick Moore studied intuition with counselor and energy healer Stephen Bruno in several hundred hours of workshops in the 1990s. The handouts are borrowed from Stephen's intuition handouts, with permission. 
     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile.
 

FW: Update and Testimonial

Below is a message I received today. The first part is a testimonial for one session he had two days ago with me for his rotator cuff. The second part is a testimonial for the melting muscles classes he attended one and two weeks ago.

 

From: xxxxxxx@aol.com
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2015 1:23 PM
To: xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com
Subject: Update and Testamonial

 

Hiya Patrick!

 

After I left you on Wednesday the pain was still there but it had subsided and I had more mobility.  Later that day my arm tightened up again.  I continued to ice it and when I woke up the next morning to see the doctor it was better than it was when I saw you. 

 

The x-rays showed inflammation and arthritis.  I got an Rx for Prednisone and a schedule for physical therapy.  By the afternoon, without doing anything else, the pain and mobility had diminished even further.  Today, it is even better and I believe that I'm on my way to 100%.  I took off of work for two weeks but I think I'll be able to go back after a week.  I feel that my improvement was greatly due to your work.  Thanks again for the great session!

 

Hope to see you soon,

Jeff

 

 

TESTIMONIAL

 

When I began my search for continuing education classes for my massage license renewal I found Patrick Moore's Melting Muscles and Unwinding Muscles workshop.  Patrick is an insightful and innovative teacher with a unique approach to bodywork.  He is intelligent, thought provoking and compassionate.  I have been a licensed massage therapist for 31 years and these classes opened up new skills that I could apply to my practice the very next day. 

 

If you're looking to save wear and tear on your body and add years to your massage career I highly recommend Patrick's classes.

 

Jeff Eagle LMT

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tucson Massage Therapy CE 2015 February March April Continuing Education for Arizona LMTs

Please contact your instructor, Patrick for details of these workshops in NW Tucson. 520-334-8950 mobile, or email through contact form at http://meltingmuscles.com . The address of the workshops will remain 7435 N Oracle Road, but the name of the business will be changing on April 1 with some transitions of who is answering the phone there. Thanks for patience during this transition period.
 
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Reiki Level One (Shoden)
     5 CE hours, $125.00, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), includes Reiki Level One Workbook by Patrick Moore, Reiki Master/Teacher, both as a black/white comb bound on paper, and color pdf, type of workshop: mixed hands-on and discussion, number of students: maximum 6, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Level One Reiki introduces you to influencing energy and accelerates your spiritual path. Your Reiki Master/Teacher Patrick Moore is dedicated to your ability to feel energy flowing through your hands and begin to direct it. Reiki gives you the ability to energize any person, animal, or any living thing including yourself. You can also use energy to influence situations, events and goals. The Reiki Tradition, rediscovered by Mikao Usui, is slanted toward compassion and spirituality, which makes Reiki idea for healing. The Reiki Level One Attunement you will receive, moves you closer to your true self. In this class you will also learn the history of Reiki and the hand positions for a full hands-on treatment on a massage table. You will practice on other students and receive Reiki from other students. You will also practice giving yourself a Reiki treatment.
     Prerequisite? None.
     Preparation: Please wear comfortable clothing. You will be practicing hands-on about 25% of the time. Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. You do not need any lotion or oil. Be prepared to be safe, compassionate, patient, present and nonjudgmental for the others in the class.
     Repeats: If you took Reiki I with Patrick Moore previously, you may repeat Reiki I with Patrick, at no cost, space permitting. There will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Transcend. You receive no certificate and no additional CE hours for repeating. There is no discount for repeating Reiki Level I with Patrick, for those who took their original Reiki I training from a different teacher. Repeating Reiki I is useful for Reiki Masters who wish to observe teaching content and processes.
     Patrick Moore first received his Reiki Training from Stephen Bruno in Seattle in 2000 and assisted Stephen to teach Reiki Masters in 2014. Patrick has given Reiki in many situations from a ritzy Scottsdale Spa setting to outdoors with animals.
     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile
 
 
Monday, February 23, 2015
Latest Discoveries in DNA and Epigenetics for Healers (Research)
     4 CE hour, $80.00, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., type of workshop: group discussion, includes handout, number of students: maximum 10, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start. If there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Are the blueprints of your body written in advance in your DNA? Are you doomed to inherit the same diseases that your relatives passed away from? How much of your life is written in advance? Though the media still continues the message that your DNA determines your life, actual research is clear that many other factors are at least as influential. First, epigenetics says your environment switches your DNA on or off. You have influence over this switching with the chemicals you expose yourself to, foods, exercise, sunlight and other factors. Then, you have a second set of genes that is your Mitochondrial DNA. Third, you are full of bacteria that influence your gene expression, and  you have influence over which bacteria live in your body by what you eat, how much you exercise, how much time you spend outdoors and so forth. Furthermore, in many cases the DNA itself can be changed during an organism's lifetime.
     Can you rewrite your blueprints? What things can you do to promote the healthiest expression of your genes? We will discuss the latest research with time for your questions and interesting group discussion.  
     Prerequisite? None.
     Patrick Moore has a B.A. in Math and taught Math at the high school, college and middle school levels. He is a docent at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum where he continues his education in natural history, biology and ecology. Patrick has been studying the sciences for decades, seeking to integrate and rebalance the apparent divisions between spirituality and science.
     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile
 
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Melting Muscles 1: Supine
     7 CE hours, $175.00, hands-on workshop, includes extensive handout both as black/white on paper and as a color pdf, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held!), 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Melting Muscles means you actually feel each muscle slowly sinking under your fingers. Muscles are only tight because the brain is contracting them. The brain is likely to decide to relax a muscle when that muscle is short. In this one-day workshop you learn how to shorten each muscle you press, and a few more ways to help the brain feel safe. 90% of the time will be spent giving and receiving at the massage tables.
     Recipients will be supine (face up) all day, half of a full body massage (the prone half of the massage is held a different day). You will feel these muscles melt: 1) the upper trapezius, 2) pectoralis minor, 3) levator scapula, 4) biceps, 5) wrist extensors, 6) thumb adductors, 7) abdominals, 8) TFL, 9) quads, 10) tibialis anterior and 11) toe flexors. There is time for talking about how it works, but most of our time will be spent practicing. If you are more curious about how it works, you may read the handout, which will be emailed to you several days before the workshop.
     First you will melt muscles through clothing. Later you will give a one-hour supine massage with oil or lotion on skin, and then receive one.
     Melting Muscles is therapeutic: the recipient progresses in resolving her tensions. Melting Muscles can be done through clothing. Melting Muscles is also appropriate for a resort or spa setting, where the "therapeutic-ness" can be "camouflaged" under more pleasurable Swedish strokes with oil or lotion. You will learn both approaches in this one-day workshop. By the end of the day you will be confident that you can actually sense muscles changing and softening in 20 second spans.
     Patrick Moore has taught this method to more than a thousand therapists in 13 States, after two published articles in 2002 and 2003.
     Prerequisite? None.
     Preparation: Please wear loose clothing so others can palpate your muscles through clothing, for the first half of the day. Please bring one set of sheets and oil or lotion for the supine draped massage portion of the day. 
     Repeats: You may repeat any of Patrick Moore's classes that you have taken in the past, at no cost, space permitting. There will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Transcend. You receive no certificate, and no additional CE hours for repeating. Melting Muscles, and Unwinding Muscles workshops are particularly beneficial to repeat, since your hands gain more each time you attend. One student in Baltimore repeated Melting Muscles five times. It is also very helpful for those who plan to teach these techniques to observe the content and process of how the workshops are taught.
     Questions about course content or process? Please call or text workshop leader Patrick Moore, (520) 334-8950. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com
 
 
Monday, March 2, 2015
Melting Muscles 2 - Prone
     7 CE hours, $175.00, hands-on workshop, includes extensive handout both as black/white on paper and as a color pdf, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held!), 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     "Melting Muscles" means you actually feel each muscle slowly sinking under your fingers. Muscles are only tight because the brain is contracting them. When you help the brain feel safe, it is likely to relax a muscle, and you will feel that muscle sink. In this one-day workshop you learn how to shorten each muscle you press, and a few more ways to help the brain feel safe. You will feel muscles melting under your fingers. 90% of the time will be spent giving and receiving at the massage tables.
     Melting Muscles 2 has recipients prone (face down) all day, the second half of a full body massage (you may take Melting Muscles 2 - Prone even if you haven't taken Melting Muscles 1 - Supine). You will feel these muscles melt: 1) the upper trapezius, 2) lower trapezius, 3) levator scapula, 4) triceps, 5) wrist flexors, 6) lumbar sidebenders, 7) 8) 9) gluteus minimus, medius and maximus, 10) 11) piriformis and quadratus femoris, 12) 13) hamstrings medial and lateral, 14) 15) gastroc and soleus, 16) 17) 18) tibialis posterior and toe flexors. There is time for talking about how it works, but most of our time will be spent practicing. If you are more curious about how it works, you may read the handout, which will be emailed to you several days before the workshop.
     First you will melt muscles through clothing. Later you will give a one-hour supine massage with oil or lotion on skin, and then receive one.
     Melting Muscles is therapeutic: the recipient progresses in resolving her tensions. Melting Muscles can be done through clothing. Melting Muscles is also appropriate for a resort or spa setting, where the "therapeutic-ness" can be "camouflaged" under more pleasurable Swedish strokes with oil or lotion. You will learn both approaches in this one-day workshop. By the end of the day you will be confident that you can actually sense muscles changing and softening in 20 second spans.
     Patrick Moore has taught this method to more than a thousand therapists in 13 States, after two published articles in 2002 and 2003.
     Prerequisite? None.
     Preparation: Please wear loose clothing so others can palpate your muscles through clothing, for the first half of the day. Please bring one set of sheets and oil or lotion for the supine draped massage portion of the day. 
     Repeats: You may repeat any of Patrick Moore's classes that you have taken in the past, at no cost, space permitting. There will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Transcend. You receive no certificate, and no additional CE hours for repeating. Melting Muscles, and Unwinding Muscles workshops are particularly beneficial to repeat, since your hands gain more each time you attend. One student in Baltimore repeated Melting Muscles five times. It is also very helpful for those who plan to teach these techniques to observe the content and process of how the workshops are taught.
     Questions about course content or process? Please call or text workshop leader Patrick Moore, (520) 334-8950. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com
 
 
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Touching the Brain I: Calming Fight or Flight and Muscle Guarding
5 CE hours, $125.00, type of workshop: hands-on, no handout, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration by 3 days prior, the class will be held), time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Workshop Description: The brain is responsible for tension. There is no point mashing a muscle to make it relax, when the cause of tension is in the brain. Muscles cannot relax until the brain reduces the voltage going down to that muscle. It makes sense, that massage therapists learn to address the brain.
     We will be putting our hands directly on the head to feel the brain tissues behind the bones. In this one-day workshop we will be focusing on the right amygdala and the cerebellum. The right amygdala, near the right ear, is primarily responsible for reacting to perceived dangers by turning up the SNS, or fight/flight reaction. The cerebellum is involved in holding muscles guarded.
     You will learn to discern the feeling of brain tissue behind the bone. You will begin to feel the natural motions of the brain. The more you practice the more you will sense whether motion is free and full or restricted. It is a lot like taking the ROM of an arm, but the range of motion is in the scale of millimeters rather than inches.
     This workshop uses "Osteopathic Technique," also called "indirect technique," which means you never force the tissue the way you think it "should" go, but instead you help the tissue to go the direction it "wants" to go. In essence, you "agree" with the tissue and support it until it changes its mind.
     Relationship is very important in indirect technique, especially making certain the recipient feels safe from the first moment of making the appointment, through greeting, intake and continuously throughout the session.
     Your instructor, Patrick Moore, has attended and observed brain treatments, organ treatments and craniosacral from several Osteopaths, Physical Therapists and other practitioners.
     Prerequisite? Maybe. This class requires patience and gentle touch. It is good if you've had previous craniosacral experience, though I am taking a chance by not requiring it, if you feel you are ready. In the past, people with no previous experience have been able to confidently feel and contact brain tissues by the end of the day.
     Preparation: Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. You do not need any lotion or oil. Be prepared to be very gentle and safe for the others in the workshop, so that you do not startle their brain tissues.
     Repeats: You may repeat any of Patrick Moore's classes that you have taken in the past, at no cost, space permitting. There will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Transcend. Touching the Brain is one class that you'll gain more from, each time you repeat it.
     Questions about course content or process? Please call or text workshop leader Patrick Moore, (520) 334-8950. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 
 
     Monday, March 9, 2015
Melting Muscles 4 -- Unwinding Muscles Supine
     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $125.00, includes extensive black/white handout with many photos and drawings. PREREQUISITE:  any Melting Muscles workshop--one is offered the day before, March 1, type of workshop: hands-on, number of students: maximum 6, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Unwinding is the slow-motion therapy where the giver follows the recipient's muscle tension. The recipient is clothed wearing stretchy clothing. You help the limb (or head) to move any direction the guarding is stronger. You keep moving the limb as far as it "wants" to go. You hold the limb or head in this position as long as the body wants to hold it here, "agreeing" with the tension.
     In this class we add one very important component to unwinding—we press into the shortened muscle. This helps the brain to decide to relax that muscle, far quicker. In traditional unwinding classes, you may hold a position for 10, 20 or up to 100 minutes before the brain will decide to release it. In unwinding muscles, you hold the position for 1, 2, or up to 10 minutes before the brain decides to release it.
     Once the brain has decided to release its muscle guarding, the body naturally pulls itself slowly back to netural, because now the antagonist muscles have more force than the single muscle that is no longer guarding.
     The technique is difficult to explain in words, but it is simple to learn. Your hands will "get it" before your mouth is able to explain what is happening. Our time in class will be mostly focused on your hands "getting it," with limited time for your questions and explanations about what the brain is doing. A handout is provided that explains how and why it works, so you can review this before or after the workshop if explaining and understanding the details is important to you.
     You will gain:
     - - - >  Your hands will gain experience unwinding the hips in abduction, adduction, medial and lateral rotation, the shoulders in rotation and abduction, the elbows in flexion and extension, the wrists in flexion and extension, and the head in flexion, extension and sidebending. (Head rotation is its own class called Unwinding the Atlas and Axis, held a different day).
     - - - >  Experience both giving and receiving this slow, profoundly relaxing treatment.
     - - - >  Two decades to your career because you won't burn out from boredom, and you don't have to work so hard.
     - - - >  Easier work days because your job will be more relaxed.
     - - - >  More job satisfaction because recipients will make more progress and release more of their long-held tensions. 
     Type of Workshop: 90 % of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving, hearing and giving feedback with partners. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.
     Patrick Moore has been teaching melting muscles and unwinding muscles around the Nation since his published articles in 2002 and 2003.
     PREREQUISITE: any Melting Muscles workshop--Melting Muscles Supine is offered the day before. As an alternate prerequisite, if you have taken Craniosacral, Visceral Manipulation, Unwinding, Chikly Lymph Drainaage, or other slow Osteopathic training and you feel you "got it," that would count as your prerequisite.
     Preparation: Wear clothing that allows your partner to take your arms and legs through full ROMs. Please bring a bottom sheet to protect the tables. You do not need any lotion or oil. Please do whatever you need to do to be safe, slow, gentle, present and patient for your partners.
     Repeats: You may repeat any of Patrick Moore's classes that you have taken in the past, at no cost, space permitting. There will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Transcend. You receive no certificate, and no additional CE hours for repeating. Melting Muscles, and Unwinding Muscles workshops are particularly beneficial to repeat, since your hands gain more each time you attend. One student in Baltimore repeated Melting Muscles five times. It is also very helpful for those who plan to teach these techniques to observe the content and process of how the workshops are taught.
     Questions about how the workshop is presented? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950 mobile.
 
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Reiki Level Two (Okuden)
6 CE hrs $240.00, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), handout: includes Reiki Level Two Workbook by Patrick Moore both as a black/white comb bound booklet on paper and as a color pdf, type of workshop: mixed hands-on and discussion workshop, number of students: maximum 6, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     PREREQUISITE: Reiki Level One - Shoden (offered three weeks earlier by Patrick Moore, though you can take the prerequisite Level One - Shoden from any qualified Reiki Master/Teacher) BRING YOUR LEVEL ONE CERTIFICATE.
     Level Two Reiki moves you closer to your true self, deepens your spirituality and solidifies your connection with energy. Level Two is more technical. You will learn symbols and techniques including the technique for sending energy to any distance or into the past or future. Level Two Reiki expects from you a deepening commitment to be of service and dedication to discover your natural spiritual essence. Level Two is called Okuden which literally means "Inner Teaching."
     You will learn to pronounce and draw the three symbols for power, distance and mental/emotional healing. The distance symbol allows you to send Reiki to anyone, anywhere, at any time (even to the past or future). You will receive your Level Two Reiki attunement, which can be a moving experience in itself. The attunement also brings more of your conscious awareness to the flow of energy from your hands and within your chakras. You will practice doing a Reiki Level Two session on a partner, tailoring the session to your partner using the three Level Two symbols. You will practice sending energy to someone who is not in the room.
     Patrick Moore received his Reiki Training from Stephen Bruno in Seattle in 2000 and gave his first training in 2001. Patrick has extensively practiced the Level Two symbols and techniques for fourteen years including in spa settings, massage settings, stand-alone Reiki treatments.
     PREREQUISITE: Reiki Level Two is open only to those who have completed Shoden (First Degree). BRING YOUR LEVEL ONE CERTIFICATE.
     Repeats: If you took Reiki Level II with Patrick Moore previously, you may repeat Reiki Level II with Patrick, at no cost, space permitting. At Transcend there will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Transcend. You receive no certificate and no additional CE hours for repeating. There is no discount for those repeating Reiki Level II with Patrick, who took their previous Reiki II with a different teacher. Repeating Reiki Level II is useful for Reiki Masters who wish to observe teaching content and processes.
     Questions about content and process of the workshop? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile
 
Monday, March 16, 2015
How Muscle Relaxation Helps PTSD
     6 CE hrs, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), $120.00, includes handouts, type of workshop: group discussion, number of students: maximum 10, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start. If there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), location: Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Workshop Description:
     PTSD is a physical malady that responds well to bodywork. Many of the signs and symptoms of PTSD correlate with the "Fight/Fight" (F/F) nervous system. Massage therapists understand this, and know how to reduce F/F. Not that physical therapies alone can cure PTSD, but by helping the person to relax consistently over a number of sessions, you help him let go of long-held tensions. As tensions are resolved, you play a large part in his body and nervous system returning to its natural settings.
     This is a group discussion workshop. We will talk about how the brain and nervous system overreacted to one or more overwhelming traumatic events and what the brain and nervous system have been doing since then. We will talk about what the brain and nervous system needs in order to feel safe to resolve the trauma and release the tension. Helping the brain feel safe is less about the technique you use, than about the therapeutic relationship you create. In particular, while you are compassionate, patient, present, vulnerable, curious and non-judgmental with him, his brain feels safe enough to reduce his guard, which begins the process of releasing and resolving the tension. We will discuss the similarity of symptoms with PTSD and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI). 
     Bodywork is not intended to replaced talk-therapy but to complement it. While PTSD is a physical malady, still it is mental therapists who are best-trained, and talk therapy is still the most effective treatment.
     You will also learn
     - - - >   Tips like light therapy, exercise and nutrition he can live with that is do-able consistently.
     - - - >   How to create a safer environment, for example by working through the clothing, working with doors and windows open, bringing a safe 3rd person into the room or working in a group setting with other combat veterans present.
     - - - >   Train a friend, wife, or two PTSD sufferers to relax each others' muscles, as giving may serve them even more than receiving.
     Workshop Type: This is a group discussion workshop. You will be seated. This is not a hands-on-body workshop. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.
     Patrick Moore has (mostly) recovered from a series of mTBI head injuries in his teens and twenties with PTSD-like causes and symptoms, so he has learned both from the outside and from the inside what works.
     Prerequisite: none.
     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing.
     Questions about how the workshop is presented? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950.
  
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Breathing Naturally (includes meditation exercises)
     6 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), $120.00, includes extensive handout with photos as black/white handout on paper and also as color pdf, type of workshop: group discussion and lecture with several meditations and 1 hour of hands-on-partners, number of students: maximum 10, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start. If there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), location: 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Workshop Description:
     People in our culture have stopped using their abdominal muscles to actively exhale. Even when you learn to use your diaphragm, this muscle is only an inhaling muscle and cannot exhale. Since we stopped using our internal abdominals in childhood, these muscles are weak and have a poor connection to our brains. In order to use them again we need to "wake them up" by consciously exhaling from the abdomen. Once we have practiced consciously for a while, this natural breathing resumes.
     When we exhale more fully, we enjoy many health benefits including reduced stress, alkalizes your blood, better mood, better immune function and longer life. In fact, exhaling fully can reduce alkalinity in ten minutes or less. You will also learn how hemoglobin decides whether to pick up or release carbon dioxide and oxygen.
     You will experience: -- several za-zen breath meditations, -- the sensation of having more oxygen in your blood -- palpating the intercostals, scalenes and diaphragm.
     Workshop type: Combines lecture, group discussion and seated individual breathing exercises, with one hour of hands-on-body trades. We will take ten-minute breaks each hour.
     Patrick Moore first learned za-zen breath meditation in 1982 from Deborah DuNann at Whitman College. He learned how to treat the intercostals, scalenes and diaphragm at the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, 1993-94. Patrick has practiced these breathing exercises for many years in seated meditation as well as during walking and jogging long distance.  
     Prerequisite: none.
     Preparation: Please bring one bottom sheet for the massage tables. Wear comfortable clothing.
     Repeats: Don't be surprised if it takes several years to resume natural abdominal exhaling. Breathing Naturally is one class that you'll gain more from, each time you repeat it. You may repeat any of Patrick Moore's classes that you have taken in the past, at no cost, space permitting. For classes at Transcend, there will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Transcend.
     Questions about how the workshop is presented? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950.
 
Monday, March 23, 2015
Touching the Brain II: Balancing Six Brains in One Head 
5 CE hours, $125.00, type of workshop: hands-on, no handout, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration by 3 days prior, the class will be held), time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), location: 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     We will be putting our hands directly on the head to feel the brain tissues behind the bones.
     The human brain has an "old" part that has not changed since our ancestors were "reptilian". There is a "newer" part of the brain that we share with all mammals. The "newest" part of the human brain is the forebrain. These three brain regions each have left and right divisions, which makes for six brains in one head.
     You will learn to discern the tissue of each of the six brains. You will begin to feel the natural motions, sort of like how each limb and joint has a natural "range of motion." The more you practice connecting with the brain, the more you recognize whether the motion you feel is free and full, or hindered and restricted. Just like as a new massage therapist you weren't really sure if the ROM you felt was full, but after you practiced for a while you knew when you felt restrictions in muscles. The only difference is that with the brain, the ROM is in the scale of millimeters rather than inches.
     This workshop uses "Osteopathic Technique," also called "indirect technique," which means you never force the tissue the way you think it "should" go, but instead you help the tissue to go the direction it "wants" to go. In essence, you "agree" with the tissue and support it until it changes its mind.
     Relationship is very important in indirect technique, especially making certain the recipient feels safe from the first moment of making the appointment, through greeting, intake and continuously throughout the session.
     Your instructor, Patrick Moore, has attended and observed brain treatments, organ treatments and craniosacral from several Osteopaths, Physical Therapists and other practitioners.
     Prerequisite? Maybe. This class requires patience and gentle touch. It is good if you've had previous craniosacral experience, though I am taking a chance by not requiring it, if you feel you are ready. In the past, people with no previous experience have been able to confidently feel and contact brain tissues by the end of the day. Touching the Brain I is not a prerequisite for Touching the Brain II—you can take them in either order, or just one class by itself.
     Preparation: Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. You do not need any lotion or oil. Be prepared to be very gentle and safe for the others in the workshop, so that you do not startle their brain tissues.
     Repeats: You may repeat any of Patrick Moore's classes that you have taken in the past, at no cost, space permitting. For classes at Transcend, there will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Transcend. Touching the Brain is one class that you'll gain more from, each time you repeat it.
     Questions about course content or process? Please call or text workshop leader Patrick Moore, (520) 334-8950. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 
 
 
Sunday March 29, 2015
Improv for Bodyworkers - Improvising Client-Centered Sessions
     5 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $125.00, type of workshop: 50% seated group discussion, 50% standing doing partner exercises and feedback, includes handouts both on paper and as a pdf, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held!), location: 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Workshop Description:
     All therapists rely on recipes and well-rehearsed strokes, to some degree. While doing things the same over and over is one way to feel safe, it is boring. Repeating the same strokes over and over can also damage your thumbs, wrists and other joints. And if you want to have different results (including more progress) then it makes sense to try different things. 
     We will do beginning improv exercises like, "Yes, and…" (with time for feedback) and then discuss how these exercises inform bodywork.
     You will gain:
     - - - >  Getting excited about making stuff up.
     - - - >  See the valuable gems that arise from the creative unknown.
     You will learn:
     - - - >  Sessions that respond in the moment bring additional healing opportunities.
     Type of Workshop: Games while standing in a group, standing partner exercises, seated feedback with partner, seated feedback with group, seated group discussion. This is not a hands-on-body workshop. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.    
     Patrick Moore has participated in 60 hours of Improv training from NBOJU, 60 hours from TIM, and studied improvisational, client-centered and student-centered teaching and therapy with Stephen Bruno. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com
     Prerequisite: Willingness to try new things .
     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing.
     Questions about how the workshop is presented? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950.
 
Monday, March 30, 2015
Clothed Massage Relaxes Muscles Better
     6 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), $120.00, includes black/white handout on paper and as color pdf, type of workshop: 60% group discussion, 40% working at tables with a partner and feedback, 10 minute breaks each hour, maximum 9 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held!), location: 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Workshop Description:
     Clothed massage is a new trend. Clothed massage CAN provide more muscle relaxation per hour, when you understand how. Clothed massage CAN draw more customers, keep your office cleaner, and prevent unethical behaviors. You will learn:
     - - - >  How to palpate several key muscles (of your choice) through clothing and how to press or hold them in a way the brain will relax them.
     - - - >  How gliding over bare skin provides too much sensation, that actually distracts the brain from relaxing muscles.
     - - - >  The many benefits of clothed massage including your longevity as a therapist, more fun and less stress for you, a cleaner office, less laundry and no more customers thinking they can get the illegal kind of massage.
You will gain:
     - - - >  Experience both giving and receiving--feeling a few of your partner's muscles relax while you press them through clothing, and feeling a few of your own muscles relax while you are clothed.
     - - - >  Options for taking your career a new direction that is less effort, more fulfilling for you and more serving for others.
     Patrick Moore published Melting Muscles, in 2002, Melting the Atlas and Axis with the help of Cranial Motion in 2003, and an article in 2013 on Clothed Massage.
     Prerequisite: none
     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing, please bring a bottom sheet to protect the tables.
     Questions about how the workshop is presented? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950 mobile.
 
Sunday, April 5 and 6, 2015
Reiki Master (Shinpiden) and Teacher Training
6 + 6 = 12 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days (one hour breaks for lunch), both days for $500.00, Reiki Master alone for $400.00 or Teacher Training alone for $150.00, includes Reiki Master Manual both black/white on paper comb bound and as a color pdf, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held!), location: 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     PREREQUISITE: for Reiki Master, the prerequisite is Reiki Level II (Okuden). For Reiki Teacher Training, the prerequisite is Reiki Master. BRING CERTIFICATE.
     Workshop Description:
     Reiki Master training is for those who are ready to commit to the spiritual path of discovering your true self, through a lifestyle of service. You will learn not only all of the traditional techniques of Reiki Shinpiden "Mystery Teaching" but also the authentic path of being a healer, including two parts: Shihan-Kaku (assistant teacher) and Shihan (venerable teacher) as taught in Japan by Mikao Usui. You will also learn from an accumulated mass of decades of healing wisdom shared by Reiki Master/Teacher Stephen Bruno (through his student, your Reiki Master/Teacher Patrick Moore) including the unconditionally compassionate relationship, nonjudgmental communication, presence with others, patience, vulnerability, curiosity and non-self-importance.
     Receiving your Reiki Master Level Attunement is a spiritual experience in itself. The attunement solidifies your connection with the energy. You are then supported by energy to discover and fulfill your life's purpose.
     You will learn how to pronounce and draw the two master-level symbols. You will practice giving attunements to others--both Reiki attunements that make people into Level I and II Reiki Practitioners and Level III Reiki Masters, and also Healing Attunements. You will receive a certificate stating that you are a Reiki Master (you become a Reiki Master/Teacher after the first Reiki class you give). This class includes phone and email support as you prepare to teach your first Reiki class.
     The first day focuses on your Reiki practice, from greeting people and communicating to managing their reactions and discussing expectations during Reiki sessions. Techniques are also discussed and practiced. The second day focuses on your teaching Reiki classes, from how to provide the essence of Usui's vision of Reiki to your students to how to embrace your personal hurdles in stepping up to this honor and responsibility.
     Patrick Moore Reiki Master/Teacher (RMT) received his training in Seattle, WA from Stephen Bruno and has been giving Reiki sessions and teaching Reiki since 2001. Last year he assisted Stephen in teaching a group of four Reiki Masters in Prescott, AZ.
     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile,
 
Sunday April 12, 2015
Mirror Neurons for Bodyworkers (Research)
     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $100.00, includes handout on paper and as pdf, type of workshop: group discussion, number of students: maximum 10, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start. If there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), location: 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Workshop Description:
     Mirror Neurons are a trendy buzzword these days. You will hear that human brains are hard-wired to be "empathetic," "intuitive," and "compassionate." This is an oversimplification. Mirror neurons simply imitate another person's movements, postures, tones and expressions, and tell you what YOU would be feeling, if YOU were doing what that person is doing. This is not truly empathy, intuition or compassion, because it doesn't truly tell you what the other person is thinking or feeling. It is an estimation process that has great usefulness for language learning, understanding the general meanings of facial expressions, tones of voice, postures and other actions.
     We as bodyworkers want to be truly empathetic, intuitive and compassionate so it is important for us to be able to distinguish genuine empathy from the self-reflective estimate that our mirror neurons provide. 
     You will learn:
     - - - >  How mirror neurons have been found to work in experiments.
     - - - >  The possibility that people with autism, lack full functioning of their mirror neurons (and how they could get around this lack).
     - - - >  What is true empathy, true intuition, and true compassion.
     In this peer setting you will gain a deeper understanding of compassion, empathy and intuition.
     Type of Workshop: 10 % lecture, 90% group discussion with time for your questions and case histories. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.
     Prerequisite: none
     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing for seated group discussion.
     Questions about how the workshop is presented? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950 mobile.
 
Monday, April 13, 2015
Length and Strength: the Shoulder's Seven Actions
     7 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), type of workshop: hands-on, includes handout, number of students: maximum 6, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start. If there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), location: 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Workshop Description:
     This hands-on workshop you will learn to assess both range of motion and strength for the shoulder, palpate each of the muscles, effectively relax each muscle found to be short, and train people how to do corrective exercises for any muscles found to be weak. This is therapeutic massage where we assess before and after treatment to make certain that progress is being made. The style is called Assessment and Correction.
     One thing students find surprising is how pleasant it can be to receive treatment of the subscapularis muscle. You will learn to palpate the subscapularis when the recipient is prone, supine, seated and standing.
     Corrective exercises include theraband, pulley machines at the gym, yoga, chi gung and kum nye (Tibetan Yoga). We take 10 minute breaks each hour.
     Prerequisite: none
     Preparation: Wear comfortable or stretchy clothing that allows your shoulder to move through a full range of motion. We will be palpating and treating the muscles through clothing so there is no need to bring oil or lotion. Please bring one bottom sheet and a pillow case to protect the massage tables.
     Questions about how the workshop is presented? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950 mobile.
 
Sunday April 19, 2015
Mind-Body Parallelism: Resolving Muscle Tension, Resolves Mental Tension
     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), 5 CE hour, $100.00, includes handout on paper and also as pdf, type of workshop: group discussion, number of students: maximum 6, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start. If there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), location: 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Workshop Description:
     In our training to become therapists we are told that holistic therapists need to address the mind AND the body. But we are not trained to address the mind. Does that mean the service we offer is incomplete?
     This workshop presents the concept of "parallelism". Mental tensions each have a corresponding physical tension, and vice versa. Neither one "causes" the other. This is good news for bodyworkers. First, because we can feel confident that bodywork is adequate to resolve the physical tensions we find in the body. Second, because when the muscles release their physical tension, the mind will have also relaxed and released its mental tension, by parallelism. If mind-body parallelism is true, then we can help the entire person, simply by helping his body to relax its physical tensions.  
     You will learn:
     - - -   The definition of "Mind-Body Parallelism," and how to explain it to others.
     You will gain:
     - - -   Relief that bodywork is not lesser-than mental and emotional therapies.
     - - -  Empowerment knowing your physical therapies will have parallel mental effects.
     - - -   Confidence that by serving the body, we are providing holistic care that also assists the mind and spirit.
     Type of workshop: group discussion with time for your questions and case histories. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.
     Prerequisite: none
     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing for seated group discussion.
     Questions about how the workshop is presented? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950 mobile.
     Questions about registration or location? Contact Transcend Massage and Wellness Center, info@transcend.la  or 520-544-8086 office.
 
Register for each of these workshops at: http://www.transcend.la/classes.cfm  
 
Monday, April 20, 2015
Hip Chi - Standing Exercises for Hip Rotators
     9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 4 CE hour, $80.00, includes handout on paper and also as pdf, type of workshop: mostly standing exercises with some ROM assessment on massage tables, number of students: maximum 6, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start. If there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), location: 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704, directions: going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.
     Workshop Description:
     Hip rotating muscles are commonly weak. There is no machine at the gym to exercise medial and lateral rotators of the hip. If you ask personal trainers how to strengthen these muscles, the best they can offer is squats, which do not strengthen hips in medial or lateral rotation. Yoga practitioners can help you get stronger in lateral rotation but not medial--in fact, many yoga teachers are weak in medial rotation.
     These exercises were "discovered" during Chi Gung warmups taught by a Tai Chi teacher.
     You will learn:
     - - -   How to assess hip rotators for weakness, while the recipient lies on a massage table.
     - - -   Standing exercises for hip medial and lateral rotators.
     - - -  Three levels of exercise--gentle, for older or injured people, moderate for most of us, and extreme for athletes.
     - - -  A new view of the actions of the Tensor Fascia Latte (TFL), Gluteus Medius, Maximus, Piriformis, Gamellis, Obturators and Quadratus Femoris.
You will gain:
     - - -   Experience chi energy flowing through your chakras
     - - -   Feel your hip rotators activate as you do the exercises.
     - - -   Practice "teaching" other workshop participants how to do these exercises, as you would teach your clients.
     Type of Workshop: 50 % of the time will be spent standing, learning the exercises and practicing teaching them, 15% at the tables learning to assess for weakness, and 35% seated group discussion. We take 10 minute breaks each hour.
     Patrick Moore learned hip weakness assessment from Rich Phaigh, and during an aha moments while learning Tai Chi from Willie Lim in Scottsdale, discovered this exercise he calls hip-chi. Patrick has posted six videos of these exercises on Youtube beginning with: http://youtu.be/pt7QuIbxsDI. Patrick began with weak medial rotators and after doing these exercises several years, is now stronger in medial rotation--proving the exercises work!
     Preparation: Please wear comfortable workout clothing, bring water, and be prepared to sweat a little.
     Questions about how the workshop is presented? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950 mobile.