1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tools for Treating TMJD & Headaches with Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
with Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS, MMLT (License #: MA00008567)
on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
at Natural Born Healers in Tacoma, WA
4 CE Credits
In this hands-on class you will learn how to treat TMJD and headaches of all kinds by:
• Evaluating range and quality of movement.
• Employing Active Isolated Stretching* techniques.
• Utilizing ligamentous work for releasing the tissue of the jaw and occiput/C1.
* Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It remodels the body using gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotactic reflex, which causes a contraction in the tissues being stretched. Utilizing the principles developed by Aaron Mattes, this unique stretching modality restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension, changes neurology and improves circulation. The simple yet profound difference is to avoid triggering the myotactic reflex. Repeated, active muscle contractions along with gentle stretches create a venous/lymphatic pump, decreasing inflammation and combating disease. Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed. Using pain free movements, the tissues are retrained and balance is restored to the joint.
Please bring the following items to class:
• 1 portable massage table (between 2 students)
• 1 set of sheets
• 1 face cradle cover
• Your preferred massage emollient
• Pen and paper for note-taking.
• Also, please wear clothes that are appropriate for stretching.
NOTE: this is the second of two AIS classes being taught by Joshua Morton; click here to learn about the first one being held on Tuesday December 10.
Venue: Natural Born Healers
Venue Website: http://naturalbornhealers.usAddress:
This class is being held at Natural Born Healers in University Place, a suburb of Tacoma, Washington. There is plenty of parking in the back of the building. The main door (facing the parking lot) opens up to the main treatment room, where classes are held. (There is a second door in the alcove that opens into the reception area; if you come in this way, simply walk down the hallway a few feet to the door on the left, which opens into the main treatment / classroom.) Please do not call this venue with inquiries about classes, scheduling, or general questions—instead please submit any inquiries via our contact form.