Getting Specific: The Low-Back and Hip - Florida School of Massage

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Getting Specific: The Low-Back and Hip

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

$110 - $145

Instructor: Frank Merillat

Date: April 2, 2017
Time: Sunday, 9AM-6PM
Workshop Price: $145 ($110 if paid one month prior)
Location: Florida School of Massage
CE Hours: 9 FL CEU 

To Register: Contact Frank Merillat at (352) 371-0743 or by e-mail at Please leave a message and he will return your call promptly.

The ability to offer good specific treatment to areas of the body can distinguish a therapist. When a client has the need to have a condition addressed, a thorough knowledge of the anatomical structure and contractile tissue associated can be instrumental in offering effective treatment.

 Getting Specific is a series of one or two day workshop experiences that focus on specific areas of the body. Anatomical structures, synergistic muscle groups, and effective techniques associated with the particular area of the body will be covered. Use of audio-visual aids, lecture and hands-on palpation will help the participant get clearer on what they are touching. Demonstrations will address techniques that are useful for the area presented. Lots of hands on time will be available with the opportunity to interact with the instructor. This will be a great way to review and build your skills.

 This class will focus on the low back and hip.  The pelvis is a transition point in the body. Proper curvature of the lumbar spine is necessary for weight from above to be transitioned to the lower extremity. The hip has to be able to stabilize and mobilize to get functional movement and postural support. This class will focus on the structure and musculature involved in these actions. Psoas, iliacus, quadratus lumborum and the abdominals will be addressed, as well as the musculature attaching to the greater trochanter of the femur and structure of the pelvis. Techniques that address these muscles, plus ways to help your clients keep a functional pelvis will be covered.  Come join and play with this important region of the body.

Please bring linens, shea or cocoa butter lubricant, 3 or 4 pillows for support and sideline work, note taking materials if you like to take notes.

To Register for this course please contact Frank Merillat at (352) 371-0743 or by e-mail at Please leave a message and he will return your call promptly.


April 2
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$110 - $145
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Frank Merillat


Florida School of Massage
6421 SW 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32608 United States
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