Self-Massage for Yoga Practitioners

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Course Overview

Learn seven different massage strokes and a complete self-massage sequence.

Who doesn't have a little soreness every now and then—especially after a rigorous yoga class or two.

Ralph Stevens, a massage therapist of 28 years, will teach you everything you'll need to know to relieve tension in your own body and feel better today.

Very interesting & informative, and Ralph's humor makes it even better.

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Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

1hr to complete

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Section 1
  • In this two-minute intro, massage therapist of 28-years Ralph Stephens explains what he will share with you throughout this course. Enjoy!
  • Learn superficial friction.
  • Learn deep friction.
  • Learn sustained pressure.
  • Learn petrissage.
  • Learn tapotement.
  • Learn vibration.
  • Learn effleurage.
  • Ralph explains how understanding key massage strokes can help you decide whether you want a massage that's more invigorating or a massage that's more relaxing.
Section 2
  • Ralph teaches you how you can apply the strokes you just learned to the upper legs so that you can give yourself an optimal self-massage.
  • Ralph teaches you how you can apply the strokes you just learned to the lower legs and feet so that you can give yourself an optimal self-massage.
  • Ralph helps you to further encourage the flow of lymphatic fluid by applying effleurage to the legs and thighs.
  • Ralph will show you how to massage your own arms using superficial friction, deep friction, and sustained pressure.
  • Ralph will show you how to massage the wrists and hands as well as how to apply effleurage to the arms.
  • Ralph will help you access tension in the shoulders using deep friction and petrissage.
  • Ralph will help you access neck muscles (that are often the culprit of headaches and stiffness) with deep friction and petrissage.
  • Ralph will help you access and release tension and tightness in your lower back with deep friction.

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Meet Your Teacher

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Ralph Stephens
Ralph Stephens has been using massage to help clients ranging from Olympic athletes to everyday amateurs... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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