A Six week series of revolutionary massage principles with instructor Al Chan
Ever wonder how to REALLY help someone with a torn rotator cuff and not just massage the muscles around the area? What directions should you use to massage a flat foot? What specific strokes relieve carpel tunnel syndrome? How soon should you massage someone after knee surgery and what would be your intention at different points in the healing process? Here's your chance to get these and many more questions answered!!!
Monday Evenings 2013:
July 1 Feet, Ankle, Knee
July 8 Hip & Pelvic Girdle
July 15 Spine thoracic & Lumbar
July 22 Head & Neck
July 29 Shoulder Elbow wrist hands
August 5 Abdominal & Rib expansion
Each Class 7-9pm
$40 each class, take the whole series of just individual classes.
Register and Pay for all 6 classes by June 15 2013 and get one class free, that's $200 for all 6 classes!
Location: 1004 Irwin St. B San Rafael, CA 94901
Each Evening covers Functional anatomy with principles of traction, anti gravity and derotation of each area.
Common problems and solutions given with this results oriented system.
Bring specific in depth questions!!!!
RSVP required as space is limited.
For questions or to RSVP to any evening contact Lea Wildflower 415-320-3819, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Al Chan
Now in his 14th year of practice. Al is recognized as a low back and hip specialist. His style of bodywork is called BODY OPTIMALIZATION. It’s an eclectic combination of eastern and western principles of healing. BODY OPTIMALIZATION is a “true” integration of several healing principles that include postural analysis, traction, deep tissue, Thai & Anti gravity massage, structural integration, muscle energy techniques and more. Alco has taught at Alive & Well, Corte Madera and is currently an approved provider of continuing education by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) & National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).
More info about Alco Chan, PT on www.alcochanshealinghands.com
Why take this class?
For 5 years now, I have worked side by side with Al, watching him perform miracles on his massage table. I have taken every class he offers, and had a few of my own miracles, such as a woman with a knee problem hobbling onto my table and after 5 minutes, bouncing off and forgetting her cane as she glided off on her way!!!
As I've studied Al at work, I've seen that he works with a combination of simple principles that he applies in a very gifted and creative way that breaks down even the most baffling and complicated cases into a step by step logical treatment plan that yields amazing results. He by no means knows how to cure each person off the bat, but goes through a brilliant system of observation, critical thinking, and trial and error application of his basic principles.
I decided that I was ready to delve more deeply into the mind of Al Chan, and what informs his creative and critical thinking in his bodywork. I came up with lists of questions about each area of the body, specific common problems, functional anatomy, the course of healing for specific common injuries and conditions. We decided to put this into a class format so that others can also benefit from my incessant questions, and so that more suffering people can be relieved at the hands of well educated massage therapists.
I hope to see you at this forum...this may be a one time offering that could could allow you to relieve the suffering of many of your clients to come....
Stop the Insomnia and
Get Some Joyful Sleep!
Powerful Self Help Routines to Relax and Get some Deep Rest
Offered by Lea Wildflower, CMT
1004 Irwin St. San Rafael 94901
Sleep is the cornerstone of good health. and too many people suffer with inadequate amounts of rest. Whether you can't fall asleep at night, or wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep, this class offers solutions that are easy, non-toxic, and without the groggy side effects caused by medications. These techniques can be used in addition to any supplements, programs, or medications.
Here's what one participant had to say: "Your class has been a life changer for me. I can't believe it but I am seriously no longer an insomniac. After years of struggling with every known sleep aid, I am so grateful to you for sharing your expertise. The acupressure points have been so powerful in the most subtle way, I've made them a nightly practice. I couldn't do without your herbal sleep mixture, but often can actually sleep without them. Thank you so much for the gift of looking forward to going to bed and to sleep and dream." – Madeleine Pearce
Students will be guided hands on through 3 easy and gentle routines including:
• Jin Shin Jyitsu
• Restorative Yoga
Class will start with a cup of Specially Blended Herbal Sleep Inducing Tea
You will take home a handout including all of the routines for easy home use as well as the Recipe and instructions for brewing the Specially Blended Herbal Sleep Tea.
And as a bonus, a list of the top recommendations for winding down at night and preparing the way for a restful nights sleep.
Participants should wear loose, comfortable, warm cloths, as they will be lying on a mat on the floor. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, and yoga props if you have them.
Class size is limited. Call or email to register.