2Workshops and Events

All workshops taught by Joe Rodin, MA, LMP, CTP  
NBCTMB accredited provider #681.

 

May

Introduction to Trager
Saturday, May 8th, 2021     
Seattle, WA

What is Trager?
Trager is a unique, neuromuscular approach to bodywork and movement re-patterning. The tablework consists of deep, fluid rocking movements (oscillations) of muscles and joints combined with compression and gentle traction. This feeds into the nervous system resulting in dramatic muscular relaxation, along with feelings of lightness, freedom and flexibility. The client is also shown simple exercises called mentastics which helps integrate the profound changes in the body.

Trager® stands alone as an approach, but also beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns.

Trager® stands alone as an approach and beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns.This Introductory Workshop serves as a prerequisite for the Trager® Level 1 Training leading towards certification as a Trager Practitioner.

Click here for more information and to register 

 

Trager® stands alone as an approach, but also beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns. This Introductory Workshop serves as a prerequisite for the Trager® Level 1 Training leading towards certification as a Trager Practitioner.

Click here for more information and to register 

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Introduction to Trager
Sunday, May 23rd, 2021     
Bellingham, WA

What is Trager? Trager is a unique, neuromuscular approach to bodywork and movement re-patterning. The tablework consists of deep, fluid rocking movements (oscillations) of muscles and joints combined with compression and gentle traction. This feeds into the nervous system resulting in dramatic muscular relaxation, along with feelings of lightness, freedom and flexibility. The client is also shown simple exercises called mentastics which helps integrate the profound changes in the body.

Trager® stands alone as an approach, but also beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns. This Introductory Workshop serves as a prerequisite for the Trager® Level 1 Training leading towards certification as a Trager Practitioner.

Click here for more information and to register 

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Introduction to Trager
Saturday, May 15th, 2021     
Vancouver, WA

What is Trager? Trager is a unique, neuromuscular approach to bodywork and movement re-patterning. The tablework consists of deep, fluid rocking movements (oscillations) of muscles and joints combined with compression and gentle traction. This feeds into the nervous system resulting in dramatic muscular relaxation, along with feelings of lightness, freedom and flexibility. The client is also shown simple exercises called mentastics which helps integrate the profound changes in the body.

 

 

Introduction to Trager
Saturday, June 13th, 2021     
Arlington, WA
Arlington School of massage

What is Trager? Trager is a unique, neuromuscular approach to bodywork and movement re-patterning. The tablework consists of deep, fluid rocking movements (oscillations) of muscles and joints combined with compression and gentle traction. This feeds into the nervous system resulting in dramatic muscular relaxation, along with feelings of lightness, freedom and flexibility. The client is also shown simple exercises called mentastics which helps integrate the profound changes in the body.

 

Trager® stands alone as an approach, but also beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns. This Introductory Workshop serves as a prerequisite for the Trager® Level 1 Training leading towards certification as a Trager Practitioner.

Sponsored by Arlington School of Massage

Click here for more information and to register 

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JUNE 

Treating Complex TMJ
Saturday, June 1st, 2019 
Port Townsend, WA

tmj_IphotoWe can help improve jaw pain, headache, neck and shoulder problems though TMJ related massage. However, not all therapists enjoy working in people’s mouths. Fortunately, extremely powerful results ensue from working externally.

In this class we’ll externally address the following:

 

 

  • TMJs
  • Lateral Pterygoids
  • Medial Pterygoids
  • Masseters
  • Tempoalises
  • Occipitalises
  • Cranial Base
  • Suprahyoids
  • SCMs and other neck muscles

You will learn a variety of techniques including:

  • Passive compression
  • Longitudinal and cross fiber friction
  • Pin and stretch techniques
  • Active stretching with contract/ relax mobilization in ascending and descending chains

At the end of the class you will feel comfortable assisting clients in increasing range of motion and profound relaxation of the jaw, head and cranial base. 

Course hosted by Port Townsend School of Massage

Click here for more information and to register 

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Regulating Respiration Through Bodywork (or TBD)
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
Port Townsend, WA

Breathing centrally effects the autonomic nervous system, immunity, cellular health and our emotional tone, as well as the musculoskeletal system.

You’ll learn
• The many disorders of respiration and specific techniques for physical, emotional, structural, and neurological holding patterns.
• The physiology and kinesiology of breathing and to differentiate holding in the lungs, ribs, primary and
secondary respiratory muscles.

 Course hosted by Port Townsend School of Massage

Click here for more information and to register 

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Finding the Cause of Low Back Pain:
Sunday, June 9th 2019 
Seattle, WA

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When low back pain persists with treatment, we look to expanded assessment and treatment strategies including structural and neurologic patterns arising from joints, viscera and myofascia, local and remote. Manual practitioners who understand these various systemic influences will assist the the most kinds of patient presentations. And incorporating treatments that target both joint and muscle myofasical release, at specific layers and vectors have the greatest possibility of effect.

Hosted by Therapeutic Training Center

Click here for more information

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Trager® Level 1 Training -Six Day Workshop 
Friday, June 14th-Sunday, June 16, AND 
Friday, July 19-Sunday, July 21st, 2019 

Bellingham, WA

This stand alone course is the first step of professional certification in the Trager® Approach.  Trager® is an approach developed by Milton Trager, MD who first developed the basic technique principles at the age of 18 and spent over 50 years refining his work. Trager® is a unique, neuromuscular approach to bodywork and movement re-patterning. Trager® tablework consists of deep, fluid rocking movements (oscillations) of muscles and joints combined with compression and gentle traction. This feeds into the nervous system resulting in dramatic muscular relaxation, along with feelings of lightness, freedom, and flexibility. The client is also shown simple movements called Mentastics which helps integrate the profound changes in the body.

Click here for more information

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APRIL

Can You Fix My TMJ
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 
Seattle, WA

tmj_IphotoWhen trauma (both physical and mental) occurs, our bodies and minds wall off the effects, so we can continue to function. While this has survival value initially, over time it impales our innate sense of wholeness. These effects can include nervous system hyper-vigilance, rigid somatic patterning and conditioned emotional responses.

Through skillful touch and bodywork we can facilitate clients in releasing these effects, in becoming present in their bodies and learning to reunite with their experience of wholeness.

Course Sponsored by Therapeutic Training Center

Click here for more information

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Introduction to Trager
Sunday, April 28th, 2019
Arlington, WA

The Trager® Approach both stands alone as an approach, but also beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns

Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

Click here for more information and to register 

 

 

 

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FEBRUARY

Introduction to Trager
Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Richland, WA

The Trager® Approach both stands alone as an approach and beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns.

Course hosted by Touch Education Therapy.

Click here for more information and to register 

 

 

 

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The Ethics of Treating The Whole Client
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 
Seattle, WA

It is often hard to know when our clients just need someone to listen to them, when we can/should help them with a problem, or should refer to them on to another professional. In this class, we will take inventory of our individual availability to be present for our clients emotional and physical needs and will refine our sense of boundaries, personal as well as professional.

Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

Click here for more information

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Mastering Myofascial Release: Myofascia, Ligament, Capsule
Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17th, 2019 
Yakima, WA

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Improve results, expand your client base, work more creatively, and have more fun. We’ll work with

-Asending, Descending, Individual and Universal Myofascial Chains

-Technique Spectrum for Myofascial Release

-Vectors & Layers in different connective tissues

Click here for more information

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Craniosacral Therapy
Wednesdays, February 20th and 27th, 2019 (two-day workshop)
Seattle, WA

Improve your results, expand your toolkit, and increase your clientele with this potent modality. Clients with headache, chronic pain, ear, neck, head and back pain, anxiety and other challenges report profound relief with this approach. This is a concentrated class, covering material usually presented in longer courses.

Click here for more information

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Treating the Source of Headache Pain
Sunday, February 24th, 2019
Seattle, WA

Headaches refer to a broad range of pain experienced in the head, face and skull. They derive from any combination of various structures including nerves, sutures, sinuses, arteries, mu

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scles, and the functional and structural abnormalities. Sources can be both local and remote from the site of pain.

The key to treating headaches is combining the client’s symptom profile with incisive history taking and prolific palpatory assessment. We can then differentiate among the many sources and types of headache and base our treatments accordingly.

In this workshop we’ll differentiate between facial, sutural, TMJ, neurologic, structural and vestibular causes that result in migraine, tension, sinus, cluster and other headaches. We’ll learn both their presentation and targeted methods of treatment.

Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

Click here for more information

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MARCH

Craniosacral Therapy
Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3rd 2019
Richland, WA

Improve your results, expand your toolkit, and increase your clientele with this potent modality. Clients with headache, chronic pain, ear, neck, head and back pain, anxiety and other challenges report

profound relief with this approach. This is a concentrated class, covering material usually presented in longer courses.

Course Sponsored by Touch Education Therapy

Click here for more information

MARCH

Introduction to Trager
Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Wenatchee, WA

The Trager® Approach both stands alone as an approach and beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns.

Click here for more information and to register 

 

 

 

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Resetting The Body After Trauma
Sunday, March 10th 2019
Seattle, WA

When trauma (both physical and mental) occurs, our bodies and minds wall off the effects, so we can continue to function. While this has survival value initially, over time it impales our innate sense of wholeness. These effects can include nervous system hyper-vigilance, rigid somatic patterning and conditioned emotional responses.

Through skillful touch and bodywork we can facilitate clients in releasing these effects, in becoming present in their bodies and learning to reunite with their experience of wholeness.

Course Sponsored by Therapeutic Training Center

Click here for more information

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JANUARY

MEDITATION, CONNECTION AND SUPERVISION 
Friday, January 19th, 9:30-11:30am. Seattle, WA

Take some time for ourselves in a safe environment. Recharge, introspect and  dialogue. There will be a guided mindful meditation followed by dialogue to increase our personal and professional resiliency and well being. We will then open to challenges or insights that are currently relevant, within a confidential, supportive environment. (1.5 hours of ethics credit available). This open group will meet once each month.
Friday, January 19th, 9:30-11:00am. Seattle, WA

Click here for more information
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ETHICS: MINDFULNESS FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Sunday, January 21st, 2pm-6pm. Seattle, WA
Friday, January 26th, 10am-2pm. Issaquah, WA

In this class, we’ll open mindfully to the various thoughts and feelings that come with being helpers who are also flawed and human. Rather than push away reactions, we’ll look honestly at them, and how they can guide our growth, thereby making us better resources to those in our care.
Click here for more information
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FEBRUARY

ETHICS: MINDFULNESS FOR MASSAGE THERAPIST

Friday, February 23rd, 10am-2pm. 
Oly Yoga 1009 4th Ave E. Olympia, WA 98506

In this class, we’ll open mindfully to the various thoughts and feelings that come with being helpers who are also flawed and human. Rather than push away reactions, we’ll look honestly at them, and how they can guide our growth, thereby making us better resources to those in our care.
Click here for more information
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INTRODUCTION TO TRAGER
Saturday, January 27th, 9am-6pm, Seattle, WA

Trager_logoWEB

 

The Trager Approach offers unique, powerful contributions to the fields of bodywork, holistic health and healing.

Saturday, January 27th, 9:00am-6:00pm, Seattle, WA
Staybridge Suites, Seattle. Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

 

 

Click here for more information
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REFRESH AND EXPAND INTRAORAL SKILLS:  
Sunday, January 28th, Seattle, WA 2:00-5:00pm

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Refresh and Expand Your Skills

You’ll review
• Detailed anatomy and biomechanics of the TMJ complex
• Expand intra-oral and extra-oral palpation, evaluation and treatment protocols

Many massage therapists take the 16-hour basic intraoral class to get their endorsement, but few use their intraoral skills every day, so their confidence and precision can fade with time. Spend three hours refining your skills and working with greater confidence for an immediate improvement of your intraoral treatments.
Click here to register
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FEBRUARY

INTRODUCTION TO TRAGER

Trager_logoWEB

Saturday, February 3rd. 9:00am-6:00pm
Everett, WA

The Trager Approach offers unique, powerful contributions to the fields of bodywork, holistic health and healing.

Click here for more information

 

 

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ETHICS: MINDFULNESS FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Friday, February 9th, 10am-2pm. Everett, WA
Friday, February 16th, 10am-2pm. Federal Way, WA
Friday, February 23rd, 10am-2pm. Olympia, WA

In this class, we’ll open mindfully to the various thoughts and feelings that come with being helpers who are also flawed and human. Rather than push away reactions, we’ll look honestly at them, and how they can guide our growth, thereby making us better resources to those in our care.
Click here for more information
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MYOFASCIAL RELEASE FOR SPINAL FIXATIONS
Saturday and Sunday, February 10-11th, 9am-6pm Bellingham, WA

Master Spinal Fixations From a Soft Tissue Perspective and Attain Greater Results With Clients. We will learn Vertebral Dynamics: Pelvic, Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical, 
Myofascial Techniques: Stacking, Strategies and Selection, Joint and Muscle Imbalances: Differentiating the Sources of Imbalance.

Target the following causes of pain:MMF_SF (1)

  • Whiplash and Acute Pain
  • Movement Disorders
  • Chronic Pain and Arthritis
  • Back Pain and Scoliosis
  • Headache
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Digestive Symptoms
  • Peripheral Nerve Pain

Click here for more information
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RESETTING THE BODY AFTER INJURY 
Saturday, *February 10th, Seattle, WA
Sunday, February 24th, Vancouver, WA

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Trauma occurs when destructive events overwhelm our system’s higher defenses, and our organism resorts to internal fragmentation or walling off to cope with its devastating effects. These can include nervous system hypervigilance , rigid somatic patterning, and conditioned emotional responses.

Through skillful touch and bodywork we can facilitate clients in releasing these effects, becoming present in their bodies, and learning to reunite to their experience of wholeness.

In this course, we’ll learn to restore balance to the sensori-motor nervous system, attune and respond to clients with empathic resonance both verbally and somatically, and facilitate the release of unnecessary, protective patterning.
*February 10th class hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

Click here for more information
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TREATING THE SOURCE OF HEADACHE PAIN
Saturday, February 25th, Vancouver, WA

tmj_IphotoHeadaches refer to a broad range of pain experienced in the head, face and skull. They derive from any combination of various structures including nerves, sutures, sinuses, arteries, muscles, and the functional and structural abnormalities. Sources can be both local and remote from the site of pain.

The key to treating headaches is combining the client’s symptom profile with incisive history taking and prolific palpatory assessment. We can then differentiate among the many sources and types of headache and base our treatments accordingly.

In this workshop we’ll differentiate between facial, sutural, TMJ, neurologic, structural and vestibular causes that result in migraine, tension, sinus, cluster and other headaches. We’ll learn both their presentation and targeted methods of treatment.
Click here for more information
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MARCH

ETHICS: MINDFULNESS FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Friday, March 2nd, 2pm-6pm. Seattle, WA

In this class, we’ll open mindfully to the various thoughts and feelings that come with being helpers who are also flawed and human. Rather than push away reactions, we’ll look honestly at them, and how they can guide our growth, thereby making us better resources to those in our care.
Click here for more information
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CLINICAL MASTERY OF TMJ DISORDERS ™

March 3-4th, Seattle, WA
March 10-11th, Olympia, WA

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Explore the fascinating landscape of the tmj complex:

You’ll learn
• Detailed anatomy and biomechanics of the TMJ complex
• Foundational intra-oral and extra-oral palpation and evaluation protocols

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
Clear content with Amazing Results!
Kristi Z, LMP

I appreciate Joe’s humbleness and his skill and wisdom.’
Barbra Helyn Heard

Unique, 10/10, rare to see such an integrative philosophy, I’ll be checking into Joe’s other classes
Judy Hammer, LMP

This class was more informative and challenging than I expected. Presentation, expertise, and instructor’s preparedness were excellent.
Iris Forcier LMP, Seattle

Well put together, humorous, easy to follow, easy to understand and retain. I liked the instructor’s attitude and style of teaching as well as his approach to technique, especially the mind-body connection. Joe is a fantastic teacher and the class enjoyable, and easy to follow while still being profound.
Alex Ashworth

Love the tone you set for the class, ‘open,’ ‘no right or wrong.’ Excellent, 10/10. You wove together complex concepts as though describing a gentle dance—movement and flow. Have never had an instructor emphasize that—top notch. Integrative class, not compartmentalized. Easy to begin using with clients right away. Instructors style is pleasantly unique and inviting.
Judy Hammer
Click here for more information
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RESETTING THE BODY AFTER INJURY 
Saturday, March 24th, Post Falls, Idaho

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Trauma occurs when destructive events overwhelm our system’s higher defenses, and our organism resorts to internal fragmentation or walling off to cope with its devastating effects. These can include nervous system hypervigilance , rigid somatic patterning, and conditioned emotional responses.

Through skillful touch and bodywork we can facilitate clients in releasing these effects, becoming present in their bodies, and learning to reunite to their experience of wholeness.

In this course, we’ll learn to restore balance to the sensori-motor nervous system, attune and respond to clients with empathic resonance both verbally and somatically, and facilitate the release of unnecessary, protective patterning.
Class hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.
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INTRODUCTION TO TRAGER

Trager_logoWEB

Sunday, March 25th. 9:00am-6:00pm
Post Falls, ID

The Trager Approach offers unique, powerful contributions to the fields of bodywork, holistic health and healing.

Class hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

 

 

 

 

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APRIL

KEYS TO PAIN: RIBS, PELVIS, SACRUM
April 7th, Portland, ME

Many patients with stubborn back and shoulder pain patterns go from one practitioner and approach to another achieving various levels of relief without ever finding full resolution. Learning to understand these various joint mechanics and to assess and treat these restrictions and fixations bring great relief to patients in a short period of time. Problems treated include low back pain and piriformis syndrome, other lower extremity, pelvic and hip issues, spinal pain, shoulder and neck issues, as well as breathing, sleeping problems and other sympathetic nervous system imbalances.

Click here for more information.

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TREATING THE SOURCE OF HEADACHE PAIN
April 8th, Portland, ME

tmj_IphotoHeadaches refer to a broad range of pain experienced in the head, face and skull. They derive from any combination of various structures including nerves, sutures, sinuses, arteries, muscles, and the functional and structural abnormalities. Sources can be both local and remote from the site of pain.

The key to treating headaches is combining the client’s symptom profile with incisive history taking and prolific palpatory assessment. We can then differentiate among the many sources and types of headache and base our treatments accordingly.

In this workshop we’ll differentiate between facial, sutural, TMJ, neurologic, structural and vestibular causes that result in migraine, tension, sinus, cluster and other headaches. We’ll learn both their presentation and targeted methods of treatment.

Click here for more information

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CLINICAL MASTERY OF TMJ DISORDERS ™
April 14-15, Bridgton, ME

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Explore the fascinating landscape of the tmj complex:

You’ll learn
• Detailed anatomy and biomechanics of the TMJ complex
• Foundational intra-oral and extra-oral palpation and evaluation protocols

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
Clear content with Amazing Results!
Kristi Z, LMP

I appreciate Joe’s humbleness and his skill and wisdom.’
Barbra Helyn Heard

Unique, 10/10, rare to see such an integrative philosophy, I’ll be checking into Joe’s other classes
Judy Hammer, LMP

This class was more informative and challenging than I expected. Presentation, expertise, and instructor’s preparedness were excellent.
Iris Forcier LMP, Seattle

Well put together, humorous, easy to follow, easy to understand and retain. I liked the instructor’s attitude and style of teaching as well as his approach to technique, especially the mind-body connection. Joe is a fantastic teacher and the class enjoyable, and easy to follow while still being profound.
Alex Ashworth

Love the tone you set for the class, ‘open,’ ‘no right or wrong.’ Excellent, 10/10. You wove together complex concepts as though describing a gentle dance—movement and flow. Have never had an instructor emphasize that—top notch. Integrative class, not compartmentalized. Easy to begin using with clients right away. Instructors style is pleasantly unique and inviting.
Judy Hammer
Click here for more information
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INTRODUCTION TO TRAGER

Trager_logoWEB

Sunday, April 29th. 9:00am-6:00pm
Seattle, WA

The Trager Approach offers unique, powerful contributions to the fields of bodywork, holistic health and healing.

Class hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

 

 

 

 

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 MAY

CLINICAL MASTERY OF TMJ DISORDERS ™
May 12-13th, Tacoma, WA

tmj4a image

Explore the fascinating landscape of the tmj complex:

You’ll learn
• Detailed anatomy and biomechanics of the TMJ complex
• Foundational intra-oral and extra-oral palpation and evaluation protocols

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
Clear content with Amazing Results!
Kristi Z, LMP

I appreciate Joe’s humbleness and his skill and wisdom.’
Barbra Helyn Heard

Unique, 10/10, rare to see such an integrative philosophy, I’ll be checking into Joe’s other classes
Judy Hammer, LMP

This class was more informative and challenging than I expected. Presentation, expertise, and instructor’s preparedness were excellent.
Iris Forcier LMP, Seattle

Well put together, humorous, easy to follow, easy to understand and retain. I liked the instructor’s attitude and style of teaching as well as his approach to technique, especially the mind-body connection. Joe is a fantastic teacher and the class enjoyable, and easy to follow while still being profound.
Alex Ashworth

Love the tone you set for the class, ‘open,’ ‘no right or wrong.’ Excellent, 10/10. You wove together complex concepts as though describing a gentle dance—movement and flow. Have never had an instructor emphasize that—top notch. Integrative class, not compartmentalized. Easy to begin using with clients right away. Instructors style is pleasantly unique and inviting.
Judy Hammer
Click here for more information
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KEYS TO PAIN: RIBS, PELVIS, SACRUM
Saturday, May 20th, Walla Walla, WA

Many patients with stubborn back and shoulder pain patterns go from one practitioner and approach to another achieving various levels of relief without ever finding full resolution. Learning to understand these various joint mechanics and to assess and treat these restrictions and fixations bring great relief to patients in a short period of time. Problems treated include low back pain and piriformis syndrome, other lower extremity, pelvic and hip issues, spinal pain, shoulder and neck issues, as well as breathing, sleeping problems and other sympathetic nervous system imbalances.

Click here for more information.

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TREATING THE SOURCE OF HEADACHE PAIN
Sunday, May 21st, Walla Walla, WA

tmj_IphotoHeadaches refer to a broad range of pain experienced in the head, face and skull. They derive from any combination of various structures including nerves, sutures, sinuses, arteries, muscles, and the functional and structural abnormalities. Sources can be both local and remote from the site of pain.

The key to treating headaches is combining the client’s symptom profile with incisive history taking and prolific palpatory assessment. We can then differentiate among the many sources and types of headache and base our treatments accordingly.

In this workshop we’ll differentiate between facial, sutural, TMJ, neurologic, structural and vestibular causes that result in migraine, tension, sinus, cluster and other headaches. We’ll learn both their presentation and targeted methods of treatment.

Click here for more information

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PELVIS, SACRUM, RIBS: KEYS TO PAIN
Monday, May 21st, Walla Walla, WA

Hampton Inn and Suites 1531 Kelly Pl,
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Many patients with stubborn back and shoulder pain patterns go from one practitioner and approach to another achieving various levels of relief without ever finding full resolution. Learning to understand these various joint mechanics and to assess and treat these restrictions and fixations bring great relief to patients in a short period of time. Problems treated include low back pain and piriformis syndrome, other lower extremity, pelvic and hip issues, spinal pain, shoulder and neck issues, as well as breathing, sleeping problems and other sympathetic nervous system imbalances.

Click here for more information.
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JUNE

RIBS, PELVIS, SACRUM: KEYS TO PAIN
Saturday, June 9th, Vancouver, WA

10818 NE Coxley Dr. Unit L Vancouver, WA 98662

Many patients with stubborn back and shoulder pain patterns go from one practitioner and approach to another achieving various levels of relief without ever finding full resolution. Learning to understand these various joint mechanics and to assess and treat these restrictions and fixations bring great relief to patients in a short period of time. Problems treated include low back pain and piriformis syndrome, other lower extremity, pelvic and hip issues, spinal pain, shoulder and neck issues, as well as breathing, sleeping problems and other sympathetic nervous system imbalances.

Click here for more information.
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TREATING THE SOURCE OF HEADACHE PAIN
Sunday, June 10th, Vancouver, WA

10818 NE Coxley Dr. Unit L Vancouver, WA 98662

Headaches refer to a broad range of pain experienced in the head, face and skull. They derive from any combination of various structures including nerves, sutures, sinuses, arteries, muscles, and the functional and structural abnormalities. Sources can be both local and remote from the site of pain.

The key to treating headaches is combining the client’s symptom profile with incisive history taking and prolific palpatory assessment. We can then differentiate among the many sources and types of headache and base our treatments accordingly.

In this workshop we’ll differentiate between facial, sutural, TMJ, neurologic, structural and vestibular causes that result in migraine, tension, sinus, cluster and other headaches. We’ll learn both their presentation and targeted methods of treatment.
Click here for more information
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CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY 1
Friday and Saturday, June 16-17th,
Seattle, WA

Improve your results, expand your toolkit, and increase your clientele with this potent modality. Clients with headache, chronic pain, ear, neck, head and back pain, anxiety and other challenges report profound relief with this approach.

Click here for more information

AUGUST

Treating TMJ
Sunday, August 19th, 2018 
Seattle, WA

We can help improve jaw pain, headache, neck and shoulder problems through TMJ related massage. 

Sunday, August 19th, 10:00am-7:00pm, Seattle, WA
Holiday Inn Express, Seattle. Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

Click here for more information

 

 

Ethics: Mindfulness For Massage Therapists
Friday, September 14th, 2018 
Seattle, WA

In this class, we’ll open mindfully to the various thoughts and feelings that come with being helpers who are also flawed and human. Rather than push away reactions, we’ll look honestly at them, and how they can guide our growth, thereby making us better resources to those in our care.
Click here for more information

 

SEPTEMBER

Regulating Respiration Through Bodywork
Saturday, September 15th, 2018 
Seattle, WA

Breathing centrally effects the autonomic nervous system, immunity, cellular health and our emotional tone, as well as the musculoskeletal system.

You’ll learn
• The many disorders of respiration and specific techniques for physical, emotional, structural, and neurological holding patterns.
• The physiology and kinesiology of breathing and to differentiate holding in the lungs, ribs, primary and secondary respiratory muscles.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT JOE’S CLASSES:

Clear content with Amazing Results!
Kristi Z, LMP

I appreciate Joe’s humbleness and his skill and wisdom.’
Barbra Helyn Heard

Unique, 10/10, rare to see such an integrative philosophy, I’ll be checking into Joe’s other classes
Judy Hammer, LMP

This class was more informative and challenging than I expected. Presentation, expertise, and instructor’s preparedness were excellent.
Iris Forcier LMP, Seattle

Click here for more information and to register 


Introduction to Trager
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 
Seattle, WA

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The Trager Approach offers unique, powerful contributions to the fields of bodywork, holistic health and healing.

Sunday, September 16th, 10:00am-7:00pm, Seattle, WA
Aditi Studio, Seattle. Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

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Ethics: Mindfulness For Massage Therapists
Friday, September 21st, 2018 
Spokane, WA

In this class, we’ll open mindfully to the various thoughts and feelings that come with being helpers who are also flawed and human. Rather than push away reactions, we’ll look honestly at them, and how they can guide our growth, thereby making us better resources to those in our care.
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Craniosacral Therapy 1
Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd-23rd, 2018 (two-day workshop)
Richland, WA

Improve your results, expand your toolkit, and increase your clientele with this potent modality. Clients with headache, chronic pain, ear, neck, head and back pain, anxiety and other challenges report profound relief with this approach.

Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd-23rd, 9:00am-6:00pm each day, Richland, WA. Course hosted by Touch Education Therapy. 

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Ethics: Mindfulness For Massage Therapists
Friday, September 28th, 2018 
Olympia, WA

In this class, we’ll open mindfully to the various thoughts and feelings that come with being helpers who are also flawed and human. Rather than push away reactions, we’ll look honestly at them, and how they can guide our growth, thereby making us better resources to those in our care.
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SEPTEMBER

Clinical Mastery of TMJ Disorders(tm) 
Wednesdays, September 26th & October 3rd, 2018 (two-day workshop)
Seattle, WA

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Explore the fascinating landscape of the tmj complex:

You’ll learn
• Detailed anatomy and biomechanics of the TMJ complex
• Foundational intra-oral and extra-oral palpation and evaluation protocols

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OCTOBER

Ethics: Mindfulness For Massage Therapists
Friday, October 5th, 2018 
Tacoma, WA

In this class, we’ll open mindfully to the various thoughts and feelings that come with being helpers who are also flawed and human. Rather than push away reactions, we’ll look honestly at them, and how they can guide our growth, thereby making us better resources to those in our care.
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Introduction to Trager 
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 
Whidbey, WA

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The Trager Approach offers unique, powerful contributions to the fields of bodywork, holistic health and healing.

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2019

JANUARY

Introduction to Trager
Saturday, January 19th, 2019
Seattle, WA

The Trager® Approach both stands alone as an approach, but also beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns

Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

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Resistance and Release Work for Neck & Shoulder with Trager Fundamentals With Deane Juhan
Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10th  2019 
Vancouver, WA

A Dynamic Addition to Your Massage Skills. Relaxation and stress relief are certainly two main goals of bodywork.  But there is an important addition to your clients’ somatic well-being that more directly addresses the patterns of muscular habituation, posture, compensations due to injury and the restoring of freedom of movement and freedom from pain, and that is the active re-education of the overall sensory motor patterns that have accumulated over time. The work that will be presented in this workshop is an innovative developed by Deane Juhan, based in large measure upon the rehabilitative techniques of Dr. Milton Trager.

Vancouver Studio
BodyMechanics Massage School
Vancouver, WA 

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FEBRUARY

Resetting the Body After Injury
Saturday, *February 15th, Seattle, WA

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Trauma occurs when destructive events overwhelm our system’s higher defenses, and our organism resorts to internal fragmentation or walling off to cope with its devastating effects. These can include nervous system hypervigilance , rigid somatic patterning, and conditioned emotional responses.

Through skillful touch and bodywork we can facilitate clients in releasing these effects, becoming present in their bodies, and learning to reunite to their experience of wholeness.

In this course, we’ll learn to restore balance to the sensori-motor nervous system, attune and respond to clients with empathic resonance both verbally and somatically, and facilitate the release of unnecessary, protective patterning.
Class hosted by Therapeutic Training Center; discounted if taken with Ethics on Sunday.

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The Ethics of Treating The Whole Client
Sunday, February 16th, 2020   10AM-2PM
Seattle, WA

It is often hard to know when our clients just need someone to listen to them, when we can/should help them with a problem, or should refer to them on to another professional. In this class, we will take inventory of our individual availability to be present for our clients emotional and physical needs and will refine our sense of boundaries, personal as well as professional.

Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center; discount if taken with Saturday class.

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MARCH

Introduction to Trager
Sunday, March 15th, 2020 
Olympia, WA

Trager® stands alone as an approach, but also beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns.

 

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Introduction to Trager
Saturday, March 21st, 2020 
Burlington, WA

Trager® stands alone as an approach, but also beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns.

 

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Concussions, Dents and Dings
Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 
Seattle, WA
    Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center

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Many who suffer from headaches have histories of high intensity impact to the the neck and head including from MVA’s; extreme sport; other acute trauma; long term, low grade deforming impacts; and more. While these patients may vary in headache presentation, they often share a common thread of excessive force and subsequent compression to the structures of the face, head, neck, jaw and cervical spine.

Even skillful massage often leads to temporary results, due to muscle dominant treatments that only affect certain contributors to the problem. The most effective treatments use a range of palpatory approaches with a variety of structures–differentiating types of tenderness, grades and causes of hypertonicity, and their contributions at different segments.

In this class, therapists will learn an array of soft tissue techniques and approaches to release locked in, compressive forces from the cervical spine, jaws, face and cranium, differentiating and minimizing these forces on chronic headache presentations. Assessment and techniques focus on myofascia, joints, sutures, and bones, with special focus on the upper cervical spine and cranial helmet. You will also learn to rule in or rule out contributions from the thorax and below and look at treatments to address them, when relevant.

Hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

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**Recommended Workshop**

Evaluation and Treatment of the Cranial System
-Lead by Lino Cedros ATC
Friday-Sunday, March 27-29th, 2020
Seattle, WA

Treatment of the cranium will be explored by studying several different cranial approaches and theories. A comparison of the a Kinections Biomechanical Approach to the cranial concepts of osteopathic pioneers William Sutherland, Charlotte Weaver, and Beryl Arbuckle will be compared and contrasted. Different treatment and assessment techniques will be employed.

The lab portion of the class will include demonstration and practice of various treatment techniques of the face and skull using different treatment strategies.

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the concepts and components of cranial dysfunction that are involved in the long and short levers forces.
  2. Differentiate between normal and abnormal biomechanical function of the cranial system.
  3. Formulate a working knowledge of how the cranium affects the overall function of the body, and utilizing different models in organizing an assessment and treatment plan.
  4. Assess the implications of complex cranial dysfunction in the same areas in order to provide appropriate treatment.
  5. Apply Manual Techniques to change the areas of somatic dysfunction.

Register at: https://www.kinectionsinc.com

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APRIL

Introduction to Trager
Saturday, April 11th, 2020 
Seattle, WA

Trager® stands alone as an approach, but also beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns.

Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

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Introduction to Trager
Saturday, April 25th, 2020 
Bellingham, WA

Trager® stands alone as an approach, but also beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns.

Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

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Can You Fix My TMJ
Saturday, April 26th, 2020 
Seattle, WA      Sponsored by Therapeutic Training Center

tmj_IphotoWhen trauma (both physical and mental) occurs, our bodies and minds wall off the effects, so we can continue to function. While this has survival value initially, over time it impales our innate sense of wholeness. These effects can include nervous system hyper-vigilance, rigid somatic patterning and conditioned emotional responses.

Through skillful touch and bodywork we can facilitate clients in releasing these effects, in becoming present in their bodies and learning to reunite with their experience of wholeness.

Course Sponsored by Therapeutic Training Center

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MAY

Trager Certification
Begins May 4th-9th, 2020
With George Gottlieb

Seattle, WA   Sponsored by Therapeutic Training Center

Dr. Milton Trager recognized well before contemporary knowledge on neuroplasticity that new information introduced to areas in the unconscious mind, gently and with skill, activates positive neurological changes which improve movement patterns. He referred to his work as psychophysical integration.

Trager® Practitioners work in a calm, cultivated, meditative state, what Dr. Trager called “hook-up.”Using the language of touch and movement they promote sensory awareness and ease of movement.

Trager® sessions include gentle bouncing, stroking, elongations and a variety of playful body movements received in a calming, pleasurable atmosphere. Cumulative in nature, this work promotes ease, physical mobility, and a renewed lasting awareness of agelessness.

A mental, emotional and physical education, Trager® sends clients into the world with the physical efficiency and coordination that leads to effortless movement. Milton Trager called this feeling a place beyond relaxation, a place of peace.

Reasons for Trager® Certification: The Certification Program is expressly designed for students who want to develop Trager® as a primary modality in their practice. It offers highly focused, in-depth training with the exploration, supervision, and feedback necessary for students to establish a successful Trager® practice. Being certified also allows the practitioner to market themselves with a tangible credential. Upon certification, with their permission, the US Trager® Association lists practitioners on its website as part of its referral network.

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JUNE

Resetting The Body After Trauma
Sunday, June 7th, 2020
Seattle, WA. Click here for more information

When trauma (both physical and mental) occurs, our bodies and minds wall off the effects, so we can continue to function. While this has survival value initially, over time it impales our innate sense of wholeness. These effects can include nervous system hyper-vigilance, rigid somatic patterning and conditioned emotional responses.

Through skillful touch and bodywork, we can facilitate clients in releasing these effects, in becoming present in their bodies and learning to reunite with their experience of wholeness.

Course Sponsored by Therapeutic Training Center

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JULY

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Introduction to Trager
Saturday, April 25th, 2020 
Bellingham, WA

Trager® stands alone as an approach, but also beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns.

Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

Click here for more information and to register 

 

 

 


Ethics: Mindfulness For Massage Therapists
Saturday, July 18th, 2020
Seattle, WA

In this class, we’ll open mindfully to the various thoughts and feelings that come with being helpers who are also flawed and human. Rather than push away reactions, we’ll look honestly at them, and how they can guide our growth, thereby making us better resources to those in our care.
Sponsored by Therapeutic Training Center

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Finding the Cause of Low Back Pain:
Sunday, July 19th, 2020 
Seattle, WA

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When low back pain persists with treatment, we look to expanded assessment and treatment strategies including structural and neurologic patterns arising from joints, viscera and myofascia, local and remote. Manual practitioners who understand these various systemic influences will assist the the most kinds of patient presentations. And incorporating treatments that target both joint and muscle myofasical release, at specific layers and vectors have the greatest possibility of effect.

Hosted by Therapeutic Training Center

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SEPTEMBER

Introduction to Trager
Saturday, October 17th, 2020            Bellingham, WA
Saturday, October 24th, 2020           Burlington, WA
Burlington, WA

Trager® stands alone as an approach, but also beautifully compliments and deepens other styles of massage as well. Come and learn the language of the neuromuscular system, and turn temporary release of tension into ongoing dissolution of muscular tension patterns.

Seattle, WA.  Sponsored by Therapeutic Training Center

 

 

 

 

 

Treating the Source of Headache Pain
Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 
Seattle, WA

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Headaches refer to a broad range of pain experienced in the head, face and skull. They derive from any combination of various structures including nerves, sutures, sinuses, arteries, muscles, and the functional and structural abnormalities. Sources can be both local and remote from the site of pain.

The key to treating headaches is combining the client’s symptom profile with incisive history taking and a prolific palpatory assessment. We can then differentiate among the many sources and types of headache and base our treatments accordingly.

In this workshop, we’ll differentiate between facial, sutural, TMJ, neurologic, structural and vestibular causes that result in migraine, tension, sinus, cluster and other headaches. We’ll learn both their presentation and targeted methods of treatment.

Course hosted by Therapeutic Training Center.

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