Bodywork Training

Lauterstein Conway Massage School
Semester One
March 2000 - December 2000
The first semester of massage training deals with basics of Swedish massage. Training consists of 250 classroom hours in Anatomy and Physiology, Business, Ethics, Hydrotherapy and massage technique. The inclass training includes intensive handson training under supervision of instructors as well as a signifcant number of outside practice massages. The training concludes with a fifty hour internship which includes forty one hour Swedish massages and ten hours of operational overhead. The first semester of training qualifies the candidate to take the state exam in the state of Texas to become a Registered Massage Therapist.
Lauterstein Conway Massage School
Semester Two
November 2000 - May 2001
The second semester of massage training at Lauterstein Conway includes much more detailed study of anatomy and specialized training in Sports Massage, Deep Massage, Zen Shiatsu and Structural Bodywork. Further business practice training and business ethics training takes place. The intensity of the handson instruction increases as do the rewards in terms of much more effective techniques and ability to choose techniques appropriate to the individual client for a given session.

Workshops Attended

Shiatsu I: Deep Massage with Meridian Awareness
Randy Cummins
June, 2001
20 hours
This workshop expanded both deep massage and shiatsu techniques. Techniques were mostly done on the table with deeper, longer attention to points along meridians as opposed to a typical shiatsu techniques.
Chair Massage
Cindy Anderson
August, 2001
15 hours
The chair massage techniques taught in this workshop develop the skills necessary to give an individual a detailed, thorough treatment of the back, shoulders, arms, neck and head in about fifteen minutes. The routine consists of a number of shiatsu-like techniques that allow a busy individual to get a lot of stress relief in a very short time.
Advanced Structural Bodywork
Catherine Duvall
Sept - Nov, 2001
31.5 hours
This intensive workshop provided advanced techniques for analysis of postural imbalances and for use of various soft tissue manipulations used to address such imbalances. The approach depends on a detailed understanding of specific anatomical relationships and how biomechanical imbalances can negatively effect the proper operation of the human body. Finally, specific techniques for addressing imbalances from bottom to top of the body were demonstrated and learned.
Clinical Applications of Bodywork
Catherine Duvall
Nov 2001
15 hours
This workshop extended the knowledge gained in the previous workshop and specifically concentrated on techniques related to the neck and head. Again, the approach depends on detailed knowledge of the anatomy, especially of the cervical vertebrae and all of the musculature that effects cervical balance. The workshop stressed about half lecture/demonstration and half active participation.
Active Isolated Stretching
Bill MacDonald
February 2002
6 hours
This workshop taught a method of stretching developed by Aaron Mattes called Active Isolated Stretching. The Mattes method of stretching isolates a particular muscle area to be stretched and then uses a short series of sets to stretch the muscle for short durations. The Mattes method of stretching has proven more effective than the older, static stretching approaches.
Myofascial Massage Therapy for Headache, Neck and Upper Back Pain
Robert K. King
March, 2002
19 hours
This workshop, taught by the well-known instructor, Bob King, introduced and detailed specific techniques for addressing myofascial trigger point release in the shoulder, neck and head areas. Again, the course requires detailed knowledge of anatomy in the area, especially of the cervical musculature. The results of this type of work can be profound. A lot of the material relates very closely to imbalances first introduced in the structural bodywork instruction.