Natural Vision Coach
"While this book (Hydrotherapy for Bodyworkers) is aimed at the bodyworker who already has a grasp of anatomy and physiology, I will be recommending it to my lay hydrotherapy students. It is more than a text that you learn from and then leave on the shelf. I can see myself, my students and my colleagues, using this as a reference for years to come. Thank you MaryBetts, for writing this valuable summation of hydrotherapy knowledge, and thank you to Handspring Publishing for turning it into an attractive, easy-to-use and sturdy book. "
Bruce Thompson, physical therapist, Cardiff, Australia
IT'S HOW YOU LOOK: VISION ISSUES & CHRONIC UPPER BODY TENSION CLASS
Vision issues are very common for our clients and for bodyworkers as well. Vision issues are frequently related to chronic face and upper body tension, which even very good bodywork relieves for only a short time. For example, squinting or straining to see can create deep tension in the eyes, jaw and sub-occipitals. Head tilts and turns can develop with conditions such as a“lazy eye.” Working at a computer while wearing bifocals leads to a downward tilt of the head and a retraction of the neck, making the eyes, head and neck continually tight.
In this 13-hour weekend course, bodyworkers will learn to identify compensatory reactions of our body, both to vision issues and to wearing eye glasses. They will learn how to help clients understand this connection and how to tailor an entire massage session to this tension, using specific hydrotherapy and massage techniques for the face, neck, and upper body. And finally, they will learn about referring the client to appropriate health professionals, including optometrists, osteopaths, natural vision improvement teachers, and Feldenkrais practitioners.
Go beyond the “quick-fix” and take your understanding to the next level!
13 contact hours
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“The connection between certain visual conditions, especially strabismus, and postural adaptations is a VERY good reason that chiropractors, bodyworkers, massage therapists, and others who work on physical structure should be collaborating with good optometrists. If something is broken in the visual system that is causing a secondary physical adaptation, it will likely be impossible to resolve the physical adaptation without first addressing the visual problem.”
– Bradley Coffee, professor of optometry at Pacific University, Oregon