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Jan 11


Trager Fundamentals, Resistance and Release Work, and the Gamma Motor System

Treating the Neck and Jaw

Class Description: Deane Juhan became one of Dr. Milton Trager’s initial students and studied personally with him for 24 years until his death in 1992. Since 2000 he has been developing his own innovative addition to the Trager Approach, Resistance and Release Work.

Resistance and Release Work is a process of isolating simple movements in order to bring into conscious awareness the kaleidoscopic interplay of each muscle and connective tissue’s four operations (contracting, lengthening, stabilizing, and remaining still), and sort out the details of each of them in order to more fully control their coordination.  The manipulations are simple and easy to learn, and astonishingly rapid in their results.

Slides, lecture and discussion will be utilized to present a clear understanding of the ways in which the gamma system—together with other parts of the nervous system—forms the basis of all muscular patterning.  This understanding dramatically enhances the intentions and effectiveness of virtually any practice that has to do with muscular habits and movement patterns.  It is directly applicable to all bodywork modalities that deal with trauma, pain management, rehabilitation, improved range of motion, enhanced performance, and the development of more effective habits of both muscles and mind.

Practitioners of many kinds will find these tools to be a dynamic and useful addition to their own modalities.  Deane Juhan’s students have included massage therapists, yoga instructors, physical therapists, practitioners of Crania-Sacral, Orthobionomy, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, various deep-tissue approaches, chiropractic and movement education.

Instructors: Deane Juhan, Workshop Facilitator, Author, Instructor Practitioner Of The Trager® Approach

Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday September 14-16, 2018

Time:   Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

CE: 24

Tuition: $585.00

Bring: A set of table linens and comfortable clothes for being worked on (i.e. sports bra, bike shorts, etc.). Be sure to bring a pack lunch each day.

Prerequisites: Must be an LMT or other licensed professional

If you’d prefer to send us your registration fee, simply print out a registration form (below), and send it in with your payment.

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Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Class

FREE Continuing Education for PA Licensed Massage Therapists

Date: July 27th, 2018
Time: Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Registration: Respond to this email with your interest and we will confirm your spot
Credit hours: This meets your requirement for re-licensing in January 2019
Prerequisites: Must be a Licensed Massage Therapist

Please  respond to this email if you will be attending and I will expect you in suite #205 next week!  We can reserve a bigger room if needed, so a quick response is appreciated.




All continuing education classes are held at the Lancaster School of Massage. Deposits are non-refundable and must accompany a completed Continuing Education Registration Form. Forms can be printed it out and mailed, submitted in person, or for those technically savvy individuals, emailed. Deposits will apply toward the total cost of the course with the balance due prior to the first day of class. if you do not receive a confirmation letter and receipt within 30 days of submittal, please contact us immediately. Please arrive 30 minutes early for your first class and be sure to have the required supplies. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you soon!


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