To minimize Covid transmission risks, and to enjoy our fleeting northwest summer, the class will be held outdoors on beautiful forested land near the Barkley area of Bellingham. Come prepared for
the weather, rain or shine. Have you ever taken a massage class outdoors? It will be fun, and Bellinghamsters are tough! These muscular structures support the core–they are integral to
maintaining balance, structural alignment, ease of breathing, mobility, and the ability to function without lower back pain. You will learn specific, potent, and effective Deep Tissue techniques to release the iliopsoas, diaphragm, QL, lower multifidus, and the lumbodorsal fascia.These are straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that can be immediately applied in practice, often with profound results. There will be a concise and insightful anatomy review of these structures with an eye toward fascial continuities and the functional relationships between them. We will also focus correct placement and proper use of fingers, knuckles, and elbows for optimal results and to save wear and tear on joints.
Instructor’s Massage License Number:
Brian founded the Brian Utting School of Massage (BUSM) in Seattle, WA in 1982 and was BUSM’s Director, Director of Education, and a lead instructor there for 26 years. Brian developed and refined the
curriculum at BUSM and taught many subjects, including anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, contraindications, business skills, communication skills, hydrotherapy, and a variety of massage
techniques. His 1000-hour COMTA-accredited school was considered one of the best massage schools in the country.
Brian has been teaching massage CE nationally and internationally since 1990. He designs his CE classes and programs so that the students really get the material and can take it home and apply it in
their practice, rather than just being exposed to it. He teaches with a rare blend of knowledge, passion, precision, humor, common sense, and depth. In 2009 Brian was awarded the AMTA’s Robert N. Calvert
Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2014, he was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.
Date of Class: Saturday, August 08, 2020 from 1:30pm-6:00pm
Location: 4150 Dewey Rd. Bellingham, WA 98226 (map)
CE hours: 4.5 hours
Tuition: $95, with a $45 non-refundable deposit