Transverse STR Massage Workshop
1 day practical workshop
Advanced massage technique with global application
Creative and inspiring ideas your client will love
Effective fascial technique
Certificate of attendance
CPD points 7
Why transverse? Here is the short version of the story. My version of STR was conceived about 15 years ago when I started playing around with the angles, direction and methods of applying STR, I was trying to achieve a better outcome that required less effort on my part but felt better for my client. It turned out that the changes also proved to have a greater and more positive effect on the tissue. Why and how it worked I didn't understand or could reasonably explain, but encouraged by the results I continued to experiment with the new approach. I continue to use the classical form of STR wherein you apply your lock at a 45 degree angle towards the origin of the muscle and then move the limb passively or actively. There are benefits with this method but also significant limitations, so like most therapists, I continued to play around with it, developing my own style.
To make a long story short this method takes into account the structural limitations of hypermobile clients (including pregnant women), its application makes efficient use of multi-pennate muscles, no longer are shallow areas of muscle painful to work in and applying a lock to the abdominals isn't an issue. My favourite is working along the length of the spine, normally an awkward area to create movement in with control, but now with this approach you can release tension, adhesions and create space in the most restricted areas. The technique is based on the 'less is more principle' which provides greater control and sensitivity and client enjoyment.
While I was sharing this useful technique with people, I could never explain how physiologically it worked, I just didn't know, but I just witnessed positive results over the years, until along came fascia research groups and from that came the understanding, something you will learn about on the day. So if you want a technique that will effectively get the job done with ease, one that can easily be integrated into how you already work, this will do it.
I suspect you just might leave with the same passion for it as I have.