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Core Contacts – Ithaca
In this one day workshop we will delve deeply, gently and specifically into key areas of the body and learn advanced techniques to address your clients core issues, which can often be responsible for their chronic pain. This includes work with psoas, illiacus, quadratus lumborum, diaphragm, subscapularis and more. Along with hands on massage work we will discuss kinesology, learn stretches, and talk about integrating core work into a broader session. We will also explore the 'energetics' of the core and learn how to work with the muscles on both a physical and energetic level to enable you to serve your clients with a variety of approaches.Arjan Makar is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist in Ithaca, NY with 15 years of experience. She taught for over 10 years at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, instructing the deep tissue modalities and medical massage, prenatal massage, and energy palpation. Her massage practice focuses on pain relief through working the abdomen, core muscles, and ligaments. In addition to massage therapy training, her knowledge of the body is supported by a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Certification and graduation from the IM School of Healing Arts. She has also studied and been certified in the therapeutic uses of essential oils, Maya Abdominal Therapy, worked as a Doula for 5 years and has studied healing work in India, Turkey, and Central America in order to broaden her perspective.Janna Edelman is a 2002 graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage, and has a full-time private practice in Ithaca specializing in addressing chronic pain and injury rehabilitation for her clients. She was an 8 year Massage Instructor for FLSM; teaching their deep tissue and medical massage modalities. She has taken a number of advanced trainings in deep tissue, neuro-muscular and cranial sacral work. Janna brings her extensive background and training in education, bodywork and communication skills to the classroom, and enjoys teaching advanced curriculum to practicing massage therapists. She is a life-long dancer/performer, and loves to have fun in all realms of life.