Randy Cummins at Zen Shiatsu Chicago
TABLE THAI-SHIATSU - 6 CEs
A Day of Asian Bodywork Fusion
September 21, Saturday, 9am-4pm
This workshop will include therapeutic and clinical applications using table Shiatsu as its focus. The training’s goal is for the therapists to integrate movement, energetic channels, and anatomical specificity into their existing work.
Areas to be Covered
Supporting movement/exercises for both therapist and client
Demos of Thai-style massage in supine/prone/seated/side-lying positions
Hands-on guided exchanges
Select tsubo location and stimulation
Questions and Answers on incorporating techniques into your existing practice
All participants should come with open minds, flexible attitudes, and loose-fitting clothing.
STRETCHING THE EMOTIONS 6 CEs
September 22, Sunday, 9am-4pm
This hands-on training will demonstrate easy to learn stretches for both the physical and energetic bodies. Students will be introduced to the concept of how the emotions are recognized and expressed in the view of Chinese Medicine and the Meridian System. Students will learn self-care stretches and techniques for applied stretches to be integrated into sessions for clients. All work will be done on padded floor mats. Bring loose fitting clothing and an open mind.
Together we will learn:
-Our emotions are associated with specific organs and body parts
-The relationship between muscular tension and the emotions
-Stretches and acupressure points to release these emotional "issues in our tissues"
-All techniques applicable to table and floor work
BAREFOOT SHIATSU: LOWERING THE BAR
Feet, Knees, and Elbows in Shiatsu - 12 CEs
December 19-20, Thursday/Friday, 9am-4pm
Barefoot Shiatsu is mat work, integrating the use of feet, knees and elbows for the purpose of applying sustained pressure. We follow general pathways of the classical meridians, focusing on typical stagnant and muscularly tight areas. Techniques will be demonstrated in supine and prone positions. Emphasis is given towards fluidity of transition, and the seamless rhythmic application of techniques. Participants will enjoy the freedom of using the whole body, will learn strategies to take the burden off their thumbs and wrists, and will learn deep and relaxing techniques to benefit a wide range of clients.
SHIATSU FOR THE SHOULDER - July 29, Monday, 9am-12pm
SHIATSU FOR THE HIP - July 29, Monday, 1-4pm
Shiatsu is the treatment of choice for many of those chronic trouble spots. Through a unique combination of full-body stretches accentuated with treatment of potent acupoints, clients frequently see significant improvement over the course of just one treatment.
Each workshop will teach major acupoints, meridian stretches and compression techniques to relieve chronic pain in the target area.
These four workshops complement one another nicely, as dysfunction in one area often creates referred complications in other areas. Take the entire weekend, and you'll feel ready for anything!
Each Class Includes:
Anatomical and Meridian Overviews
Specific acupoint location and stimulation techniques
Applied stretches to stimulate entire meridian lines
Guided demos and student exchanges
About the Instructor
Randall A. Cummins, L.M.T., M.T.I., A.O.B.T.A. Cert. Instructor, NCBTMB Provider. In his 33-year career, Randy was on the teaching faculty of the
• Chicago School of Massage Therapy
• The Lauterstein-Conway School
• The New School for Massage
• Zen Shiatsu in Evanston, Illinois
Randy is a nationally respected practitioner and instructor of many forms of therapy, including deep tissue, shiatsu, and Thai massage. His expertise, humor, and perspective have helped thousands of students access the deepest principles of massage therapy.
Along with providing NCBTMB training, he maintains private practices in Chicago and Austin, Texas.
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