Over and under Techniques rely on one simple truth: When the front of the body is able to relax the back can too! (And, visa-versa!)
In this course, you will learn to use one hand on the top body while working the back body with the other hand and a completely different move. For example, you will learn to hold a tension spot on the pecs (under) while working the scapula (over) at the same time. Since these spots are connected, you will feel the tissue change in both spots. What’s more, since the client won’t be able to stay focused on what you’re doing, the mind will let go and truly relax, allowing the ultimate release to occur. This approach can be integrated into your sessions by using your favorite existing techniques.
An 80-year-old client once said, “I felt held like a little baby during your massage.” Over and under techniques are some of the most comforting moves we can offer as therapists.
In this class we will cover:
easy to access places to work over and under
holding an acupressure point on one side while massaging the other
utilizing gravity to work under the body
how to bring safety and comfort into our hands
how to confuse the mind so it completely let’s go -- the body naturally follows
The class will focus on face-up scapula and pecs, hamstrings and quad, low back and tummy. Face-down quad and low back, pecs, and scapula to triceps.