Certificate of Excellence in Myofascial
Chronic stress can make your body feel like it is literally tied in knots. Sometimes it takes specialized techniques to address complex holding patterns and achieve the results you seek. At Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), our comprehensive 100-hour Myofascial program may be taken to fulfill part of your primary specialty requirements within some of our degree or diploma programs, to enhance your professional status, or simply to further your own personal growth and development through continued education.
In this program, you will become an expert in connective tissue evaluation and release, enabling you to assist people who suffer from chronic muscular holding patterns with resulting pain and dysfunction. The term “myofascia” refers to the muscles’ connective tissues. By learning to tune into – and work with – the neuronet matrix of the myofascia, you will develop a master’s touch. Once successfully completed, you will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence showing completion of 100 hours of specialization in the field of Energetic Myofascial Massage.
* NOTE: Certificates of Excellence are not necessarily designed to serve as stand-alone vocational training and may not prepare you for gainful employment if taken independently of a diploma or degree program.
What Is Energetic Myofascial Massage?
"Energetic Myofascial Massage" was designed by experienced nurse and massage therapist, Pam Field. She discovered how to read her clients’ tissues and intuitively know the appropriate pressure, direction and technique for the most beneficial effect. She named this effective, innovative method of healing massage "Tissue Talk" – and it is essentially just that. Check out Pam Field’s DVD, Myofascial Energetic Massage, at our Healing Pages bookstore.
Each layer of body tissue requires different mobilization techniques: subcutaneous tissue, fascia, myofascia, tendons, joints and bone. The practitioner’s touch can range from energetic to light to deep pressure. Movement and stretching are combined with massage – an approach that is easier for both the client and the therapist because you work with the natural release patterns of each layer instead of using force to try to relax the muscles.
What Are the Benefits of Energetic Myofascial Massage?
Energetic Myofascial Massage has been shown to help:
- Free constrictions within various layers of the body
- Identify and release trigger points at the root of chronic pain
- Relieve conditions of head, neck, shoulder and back pain
- Improve wrist, hand and thumb issues
- Revitalize over-all health of vital organ systems
- And so much more...
Myofascial Massage Classes
Students enrolled in the Myofascial Certificate of Excellence program will study introductory and advanced techniques of Energetic Myofascial Massage, with time spent learning how to specifically work with the following areas: head, neck, lower spine, pelvis, legs, shoulders, thoracic cage, arms, wrists and hands. Learn Swedish massage, "Tissue Talk", and more. For a complete list of classes, click on "View Program Sheet" above or download our latest class schedule book.
Classes specific to Energetic Myofascial Massage are:
- EL 112 Myofascial Energetic Massage
- EL 118 Myofascial Energetic – Advanced Methods for Head & Neck
- EL 120 Myofascial Energetic – Advanced for Shoulders, Thoracic Cage Arm & Hands
- EL 122 Myofascial Energetic – Advanced for Lower Spine, Pelvis & Legs
- EL 126 Myofascial Energetic – Tissue Talk Master Touch Skills
Pam Field Rn, BSN, NCBTMB, LMT.
Pam has been a nurse and massage therapist for 24 years and a massage instructor for 18 years. She teaches Anatomy, Pathology, along with the Myofascial Massage program. She has a private business called Inner Balance Stress Reduction Solutions.
Explore Energetic Myofascial Massage Today!
Interested in exploring Energetic Myofascial Massage but not completely sure about signing up for the full 100-hour program? At SWIHA, we are so committed to helping you find your bliss; we invite you to sit in on the first 4 hours of any introductory class before deciding whether to enroll.
Need additional information? We’ll be more than happy to explain all your options and answer any questions you may have. Just call 480-994-9244 and ask to speak with an admissions advisor today!