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Instructor: Pamela West, LMT, M.Ed.
Date: April 20, 2024
Time: 9am-6pm
Cost: $230 $210 – Price goes up closer to class!
CE Hours: 8

NCBTMB Course 70290125

Join Pamela West on her birthday for this 8ceu class!

Some people come into your practice that are in such a sensitive condition they can barely be touched. The pressure of a “butterfly landing” is more than enough. Usually they are trying to better a condition they find themselves in and turn to manual therapy. Hands-on support over time can actually help them get stronger. This class will lay out strategies, hands-on and communication skills to work with delicate people at a level they can tolerate and help them begin to find some comfort in their bodies.

• Students will learn to identify types of sensitivities, such as constitutional frailties, illnesses or conditions, injury or surgery, hyper-sensitivity to pain, emotional sensitivities or age.

• Students will learn to identify the range of each person’s tolerance as to pressure, depth, duration, style of hand use, specificity or generality of work.

• Students will learn to work at a range of depths in the superficial layers, gentle traction in fascia, calming hands-on for simple contact and establishing tactile rapport.

• Students will learn to judge what the therapist can set their sights on in working with each person.

• Students will learn how to engage the parasympathetic response for deep rest.

• Students will learn to handle deeper tissue restrictions that may be part of the problem.

• Emphasis is placed on communications with the client and the longer arc of work: what happens over time and how to adjust the work as you go.

About your instructor:

Pamela West, M.Ed. maintains private practices as a body therapist in both Philadelphia, since 1983, and Doylestown, since 1997. She earned a Masters in dance from Temple University. Pamela is certified in Body Education and holds a certificate of Personal Enrichment in the Alexander Technique through The Alexander Foundation. She has over thirty years’ experience in movement studies. This background in movement supports her myofascial practice as she works with clients’ structural, movement and tensional patterns. She has taught structural myofascial work at Lourdes Institute of Holistic Studies in Collingswood, New Jersey for over fifteen years. Workshops taught by Pamela West: Introduction to Structural Myofascial Work, Advanced Myofascial Work, Amazing Psoas, Myofascial for Joint Replacements, Gentle Work for Sensitive People