Lesson 8 – Assessment of Posture and Musculoskeletal Balance Course. 3 CE Contact Hours/Science

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Lesson 8. [Certificate Issued upon completion. 4 CE Hours.]

CE Category of this course: Science.

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In-Depth Study of Methods, During Each Session. Focused Massage Therapy.

Deep Current.

Chakra System in Yoga.

Elements in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga Chakra System compared.

Gravity and Motion.

In to Out, and Out to In.

Importance of the Breath.

Deep Muscles of the Neck, Cervical Vertebrae.

Deep Muscles, Joints of Limbs, Extremities.

Definition of Deep Current.


Studio Policy and Safety.

Fresh air exchange, continuous.

Sunshine. Real Sunshine, not filtered. Sun Rays.

Sanitation. All my surfaces are designed to be cleaned, and they are cleaned on a regular basis.

Contagious conditions. No treatment until the client is over the condition.


Physical injuries.


Mental and emotional conditions.

Cardiovascular disease.

Central Nervous System Disorders.

Peripheral Nervous System Disorders.

Organic conditions that are not contagious.

Lifestyle influences.


Insufficient Sleep.

Pathologies that are possibly linked to posture misalignment.


Joint failure through misaligned and overused joints.


Breathing problems and Sleep Apnea.

Others – possibly cardiovascular, digestive, elimination, sexual problems.

Pain. Musculoskeletal pain, lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle – sitting too much.


Low Energy.


Low self-confidence.

Difficulty with perception and memory, short attention span, difficulty with thinking clearly.

Other pathologies not listed.

Summary of Focused Massage Therapy During Each Session.

Fusion of 10 Massage Modalities.

Zen Shiatsu.

Chinese, including Tuina and Acupressure.

Traditional Thai.


Deep Tissue.

Structural Alignment.



Hot Stone.


Four Methods of Observation.


The main intention is to help the client relax, ground into the Earth, and focus.

Hara Diagnosis and Balancing.

Relaxation, Breathing.


Movement during the massage therapy session is essential.

Common Musculoskeletal Postural Misalignments Presented by Clients.

S.O.A.P. terms.

The Treatment Plan.

Work on the Center of Gravity.