With the advent of movies like “Concussion” and the incidents of concussions in the U.S. reaching pandemic proportions, it is obvious there is a building market where massage therapists are needed. These protocols will be a huge addition to your practice and improve the quality of life for many of your clients.
In this workshop you will learn about the mechanisms of concussions and their consequences. Applying Professor Dembo’s research (see below), you will learn the theory behind and be able to perform techniques including the acceleration of CSF and lymph drainage and lateral neck compression and Manchurian acupressure for tension headaches. You will learn and incorporate five major petrissage/kneading techniques and full body silicone cupping connective tissue massage for fascial release and mobilization.
Here is an article from Boris on the subject:
Specially designed medical massage protocol is the most powerful methodology for management of concussions symptoms and much more.
At the time when Professor Dembo proposed the Post-Concussion Rehabilitative Medical Massage Protocol, the prevailing opinion in the contemporary scientific community was that the terms such as a stunned brain, hibernating brain cells, apoptosis or programmed cell death meant the same thing – a non-reversible cell death. That means that a reversible apoptosis / hibernating brain cells as well as the post-concussion inflammatory response, weren’t possible because the brain was incapable of marshaling a post-concussion inflammatory response due to the selective permeability of the blood–brain barrier (BBB).
Today, 50+ years later many researchers support all that Prof. Dembo hypothesized and clinically proved. The outcomes were reproduced thousands of times.
I highly recommend everyone in our field learn these protocols and to start treating people in order to prevent movement disorders, dementia, chronic headaches, psychiatric behavioral disorders, etc. Together, we can make a big difference in people’s lives.
About the instructor: Boris Prilutsky has over 40 years experience performing/teaching sports and medical massage. Boris is one of the first to bring medical massage to the U.S. Boris is certified by The NCBTMB to teach over 50 courses on various techniques and modalities. For 20 years Boris worked on assignments with the Soviet Olympic teams and top athletes. Boris has trained over 8000 therapists worldwide. He is an inductee in the Massage Hall Of fame. For more blogs, videos and lessons visit Boris’s website:
FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT: Mike Devo at 847-624-1164