Understanding Chronic Pain

September 28th-29th, 20024
Arnold Askew


September 28th-29th, 2024, 9:00am-5:00pm, 14 CEUs

Would you like your practice to be more “medical” based?

Would you like your practice to help transform people’s lives?

Would you like your practice to be easier on your body and more mentally stimulating?

Develop these results when you take Understanding and Transforming Chronic Pain.



September 28th-29th, 2024, 9:00am-5:00pm, 14 CEUs

Some people get a massage because it “feels good.” Others come to “feel
better.” Still others come because they want to be better. They want to improve.
They want to get well. Helping clients get better and heal are the things that this
class is about. Learning the concepts and techniques to help people move from a
life of pain to a life of comfort, efficient movement, self-awareness, and autonomy.
I invite you to join us in this training to become a professional in understanding
and transforming Chronic Pain. I assure you will not be disappointed.

Learn the latest neuroscience about chronic pain and the conclusive evidence about
which therapies prove most effective. Find out how this information can clarify the
difference in the “types” of chronic pain that people suffer from. Understanding
this difference will determine how successful you are in assisting your clients in
their recovery. With this new information we will build a practical model for
identifying and treating the complexities of chronic pain. First, we’ll look at how to
rewire the neuro-circuitry that causes chronic pain and then we’ll consider the role
somatic education plays in changing inefficient patterns of dysfunction.
Therapeutically we’ll use awareness-based touch and movement to awaken
proprioceptive centers and stimulate new neurological activity.

Emphasis in this class will be placed on the kinetic chain of the spine, ribs, and
extremities. We will explore how to palpate and assess the relative health of these
complex relationships. We will also look at how the curves and spirals of the spine
affect each other and how areas of dysfunction appear and feel. Strategies will be
explored to assist easier, less encumbered movement throughout the length of the
skeleton. A variety of injuries, pathologies, and conditions will also be
discussed. Lastly, we will look at how to bring our clients into a healthier
relationship with their own healing. Our goal will be to help them become more
autonomous and secure in living with whatever conditions may be a part of their

Please wear clothing that doesn’t restrict movement and bring a mat or blanket for movement
explorations on the floor.