Advanced Trigger Point Therapy

with Marty Morales, Certified Advanced Rolfer™, CMT (NCBTMB #451212-10) founder of the Morales Method® of Manual Therapy and Body Conditioning

Using the understanding of fascia from Structural Integration trainings, this class combines classic Trigger Point Therapy with myo-fascial bodywork to create an improved state of listening resulting in palpating and addressing trigger points in a unique manner. This training consists of:

  • Classic Trigger Point Therapy: Based on the work by Janet Travell, therapists will learn to find and work dozens of common trigger points that affect many of their clients. These trigger points include but are not limited to: neck, back, glutes, and legs.

  • Connective Tissue understanding of Trigger Points: Once palpated, trigger points will be worked using the method of ‘Directional Resistance’ and ‘Directional Ease’. Therapists will learn how to palpate for a trigger point and determine the direction in which the trigger point is resistant to movement and work in that direction to create a de-contraction of the trigger point muscle cells.

  • Trigger Point Therapy and Common Injuries: Therapists will learn about common injuries and how trigger point therapy can help these conditions. For example, treating Sciatica with Trigger Point Therapy can include work on Piriformis, Gluteal Complex, and Hamstring trigger points.

Based on Marty’s experience with Structural Integration, work with Chiropractors, teaching experience, and his years of working with clients, the information and skills taught in this class provide an opportunity for bodyworkers to effectively incorporate Trigger Point Therapy into their practice.  

This course is part of the Morales Method® Pain Specialist Program.

After this workshop, a practitioner will have the skillset necessary to:

  • Palpate and find Trigger Points

  • Feel Directional Resistance in a trigger point

  • Work a trigger point and feel its de-contraction

  • Understand which trigger points to work on for certain injuries and complaints

Date: June 8 and 9, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm (16 C.E. Hours)

Cost: $285.00

Location:  480 2nd Street, Suite 200,
San Francisco, CA 94107
Prerequisite: Previous massage training

Supplies: Please bring one sheet, shorts, and a sports bra/tank top

About the Instructor:

Marty Morales, Certified Advanced Rolfer™, CMT was taught Structural Integration by students of Ida P. Rolf.  He is the author of the books “Mastering Body Mechanics” and “Morales Method® Core Integration Therapy”.  In 2018, Marty opened his own school in Nevada and California called the Morales Method® Academy of Structural Integration.  He is also an international instructor, spreading the knowledge of the Morales Method® to Japan, Poland, Switzerland, and Taiwan.  Over the last thirteen years, Marty has taught throughout California and the U.S. and has lectured at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences.  He has taught thousands of students and his techniques have been adopted by spas throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

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