Torso, back, arms and shoulders, and their interconnection with the rest of the body, are the focus of this training. This class is exposing the massage therapist to mindfulness-based skills that can help potentiate their therapeutic competence by learning techniques based on Tragerwork principles. Application of such skills aims to stimulate the brain's neuroplasticity, introduce new neural sensory information, and activate positive neuromuscular changes in clients. Inherent to the skills is support to the therapist's own self-care. The basis of this class in particular, is the experience of emotional integration and efficient respiration.
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
- Understand the theory, the relevance to therapeutic massage, and the potential benefits to a therapeutic massage practice, of mindfulness-based Tragerwork competences.
- Apply hands-on techniques and embody ways of being which reflect the principles of mindful skilled action.
**This class is eligible for 16 CE's to Licensed Massaged Therapists.**
Tragerwork Mindfulness presented by Fernando Rojas, LMT PhD. Fernando has been a bodyworker since 2004, a therapeutic massage instructor since 2010, and a NCBTMB authorized CE provider since 2013. He has had the privilege to train and certify under recognized masters of Osho Rebalancing and Joint Release, the Trager Approach, Traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Medical Massage, Yoga, Zen, among others. Recipient of a grant to pursue and complete a doctoral program with Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK where he explored the intersection of Mindfulness and skilled action. Published author in academic journals, international conferences and a doctoral thesis.
Dates: July 14, 2023 - July 15, 2023
Times: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: HACC Harrisburg Campus, Hall Tech Building