On March 28 in Tupelo, I taught a 6-CE hour seminar of Synergetic® Myofascial Strategies for the Low Back, Sacrum, Hips and Pelvis. Then on March 29 and 30, I taught a 12-CE hour seminar on Synergetic® Myofascial Strategies for the Neck, Spine, Chest, Shoulder Girdle, Arms and Hands. This double seminar weekend was well attended by an enthusiastic crowd of students from the Waldrip Therapeutic Massage School in Tupelo, Mississippi. For more on my experience, see my blog entry below.
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It’s always nice to teach in Tupelo at the Waldrip Therapeutic Massage School, owned by Gloria Waldrip, LMT 005. I did not know much about Tupelo when I started teaching here seven years ago, except that The King, Elvis himself, was born here. It’s an appealing town settled in the northeast corner of the Mississippi hill region. While there for the seminar, I ate some great Thai food and noticed an Indian restaurant has opened up. There is a vibrant downtown, nice older houses and a newer commercial development with shops, hotels, and restaurants in the western part of town.
Mrs. Waldrip has one of the best Massage Therapy programs that I have seen in my 15 years of traveling and teaching workshops. When I teach at the Waldrip Therapeutic Massage School, I know that all the participants will know their basics!
This weekend I taught two courses: a six-hour class concerning problem issues of the low back, sacrum and pelvis, and a 12-hour course focusing on improving the myofascial function of the neck, spine, chest and shoulder girdle, including some arm and hand work, to complete the myofascial lines that can cause structural stress on the neck and shoulders.
Students often ask what is the difference between the 6-hour, 12-hour and 25-hour courses? My shorter seminars teach how to improve the myofascial functioning of specific areas of the body, whereas as my longer Level 1-5 seminars are teaching from the session 1-10 SMT myofascial series. In fact, the level 1-5 seminars lead to a 200-hour certification in Synergetic™ Myofascial Therapy – SMT. My 6- and 12-hour seminars, along with the level 1 seminar, have no prerequisites, but I recommend that you take the shorter courses to get a better understanding of specific techniques. Prerequisites start in levels 2, 3,4 and 5, where the preceding course is the prerequisite; that is, level 1 is prerequisite to level 2 and so on.
Check our website www.mindandbodyinc.com for more information about the 2014 seminars.
Thanks again to the Waldrip Therapeutic Massage School and students for having me! The path we are on is an important one! Godspeed in your future healing work! See you next year!
Yours in Health,
Magnus Eklund LMT 144, MAP 29
Top: Heather Bryan, Brandy Kesler, Teene’e Jackson, Lynda Mackay, Wanda Gale Presley, Shireen Mullink, Nancy Miller, Gloria Waldrip, Debra Janosko, Rita Hellums,
Bottom: Allyson Lunn, Sarah Beth Rakestraw, Brandon Boatman & Josh Houk
Not pictured: Susan Stacy, LaTonya Spraggins, Maribeth Farr, Judy Sinwell & Christy Jack