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The Home Study Massage Course

Massage Course

The origins of the Canadian Deep Muscle Massage Home Study Course

The course is taught by Will Green, the owner of Georgetown Bodyworks and the founder of Canadian Deep Muscle Massage.

Standing on the shoulders of the masters before him and using their work and teachings as a basis, Canadian Deep Muscle Massage is the result of Will’s 30,000 hours of research and development.

Canadian Deep Muscle Massage is a cross-fiber technique. Cross fiber techniques, originally developed in northern Canada, yield effective targeted results without strain or pain for either the massage professional or the client. Over the past 50 years this cross fiber technique has changed the lives of literally thousands of people and is one of the fastest growing massage techniques in the world today. Inspired by the works of

Therese Pfrimmer (Massage),
Joseph H. Pilates (Movement),
Ida Rolf, Ph.D. (Rolfing),Dr. Samuel West (Lymphology),
Debra Smith (Edu-K), and many others,

Will Green refined the system of cross fiber massage into the current technique known as Canadian Deep Muscle Massage.

The success of Canadian Deep Muscle Massage

Founded as a multidisciplinary bodywork center in 1982, Georgetown Bodyworks introduced Canadian Deep Muscle Massage as a specialty in 1992. Business increased tremendously with a return rate of over 90%. Referrals more than tripled.

Our clients would often say that this was the best massage they’d ever had,” says Will. Canadian Deep Muscle Massage became the only technique offered by Georgetown Bodyworks. Our experience revealed that most people want a massage that relieves specific problems, mainly stress or pain. These needs determined the focus of Canadian Deep Muscle Massage, which focused on specific areas of the body.

How Canadian Deep Muscle Massage works

Canadian Deep Muscle Massage releases toxins that are trapped in clogged lymph passageways. While this is necessary to return the body to its most healthful and youthful state, it is important not to release too many toxins at any one time. We normally work on a new client for no more than one hour in any one week until they have experienced several massages and their toxin level has decreased.

Unlike Swedish massage, which is a whole body relaxation massage, Canadian Deep Muscle Massage focuses on specific areas of stress or pain, and these areas receive all the attention that is required for relief. Canadian Deep Muscle Massage is firm, focused, and thorough and is extremely effective in relieving stress and pain.

Understanding the importance of lymph

70% of our bodies is liquid. Of this liquid 80% is comprised of white blood cells, or lymph. This means that more than half of our bodies (56%) is comprised of lymph fluid. Lymph is the lubricant that carries oxygen to the cells and toxins away from the cells. Lymph bathes individual muscle fibers so that they can move independently. To have maximum muscle strength and flexibility, each muscle fiber must work independently.

Understanding the relationship of lymph and muscle

A tight, painful muscle has lost its lubrication and becomes painful due to a lack of oxygen normally supplied by the lymph. Without lubrication, these fibers stick together, compressing the muscle. Like a sponge without water, when muscles are dry they are stiff, hard, inflexible and compressed. Canadian Deep Muscle Massage effectively restores lymph fluid to the muscle fibers. By restoring this lymph, stagnated toxins are carried away, the muscle is able to absorb more oxygen reducing the pain, and the fibers are once again lubricated producing youthful flexibility and strength.

To free the muscle fibers completely, it is necessary to massage all three layers of muscle. You will learn how to do this, rejuvenating your clients to their youthful state, painlessly and deliberately.

We are careful not to produce pain. Pain is counterproductive to muscle relaxation. We systematically and gently work through each layer of muscle fiber with firm focused strokes. You will learn how far you can go and when to ease off of a muscle creating a great result.

Relieve stress and headaches

Headaches are the #1 health problem in the United States today. Most headaches are stress related. Over 50% of doctor visits are for headaches, most of which are tension headaches. The muscles that tend to react to stress the most are found in the upper back, neck and shoulders. You will learn how to relieve the causes of headaches by relaxing tightened levator scapula muscles which have caused compression in the neck vertebrae.

Massaging these muscles relaxes and lengthens the neck and allows the shoulders to open up and rest gently on the torso. When this happens, the nerves move freely in the spinal column, and the stressed state virtually disappears. Most headaches caused by stress will not return after two or three back, neck and shoulder massages.

Relieves lower back pain

Lower back pain is the second most common health problem in the United States. Almost 75 million people suffer from low back pain today. Corporate America loses billions of dollars in lost time to this ailment yearly. Most lower back pain originates in the hip and psoas muscles and is often caused by sitting for long periods of time. The psoas muscle compresses the front of the spine and the lumbar vertebrae. The gluteus medius muscle pulls on the quadratus muscle at their connection along the edge of the ilium.

With Canadian Deep Muscle Massage this compression and pain is easy to relieve. You will learn three hip massages and a special psoas technique that usually eliminate this pain.

Enhances youthfulness and fitness

Webster’s Dictionary defines massage as the “rubbing and kneading of the muscles to increase circulation and flexibility.” We don’t usually think of massage as exercise, but its effect on the muscles is similar. Aerobic exercise accelerates the heart rate to increase oxygen.

Massage improves the body’s ability to absorb oxygen by increasing lymph circulation. The results are the same: more oxygen. Because massage bathes the body tissues in lymph, more oxygen and nutrients can be absorbed by the cells and more toxins can be carried away, helping to create a youthful, healthy body.

The less oxygen we have, the faster we age. Elderly people age faster because they use less of their lung capacity, inhaling less air and getting less oxygen. Bathing the cells in oxygen slows this aging process down and reduces the risk of degenerative diseases which are anaerobic in nature ??? that is, they are capable of living without oxygen.

Assists weight loss

Metabolism is the processes of changing food into living tissue, and living tissue into waste products and energy. Food is simply fuel used to produce energy. Fat is the direct result of low energy and lack of exercise. The more energy we have, the more muscle we build.

Massage increases oxygen to the tissues, which in turn increases metabolism. Increased metabolism helps clients better utilize their food and produces more energy to burn fat and build muscle.

Massage also heightens the mind’s ability to become more aware of the body’s functions. This increased mind/body connection makes weight loss natural and easy.

Helps prevent wrinkles

When we reach our full adult size, our skin is smooth and firm. As we begin to mature, our muscles shrink from lack of hydration, and our skin begins to wrinkle. Massage restores moisture to these muscles and they fill out again, stretching away wrinkles.
By taking the Canadian Deep Muscle Massage Course, you will learn specific face and neck massage techniques and how to diminish wrinkles with effective strokes.