Where it is

Where It Is – It Ain’t: Successfully Treating Lower Back Pain
with Eric Stephenson

Saturday, February 22, 2019 / 8:30-12:30 pm & 1:30-3:30 pm / Ballroom A & B / 6 CEs Hands-On* /$96 members; $108 nonmembers

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Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. This class will focus on the many competing forces that pull on the pelvis and how they contribute to lower back pain.

Students will learn:

  • how interconnected fascial planes create back pain
  • to recognize an anterior/posterior pelvic tilt
  • the relationship between facilitated and inhibited musculature
  • deep tissue techniques for the quadratus lumborum, iliopsoas, rectus femoris, plantar fascia and the hamstrings.

Eric Stephenson is a 20-year massage veteran and Chief Wellness Officer for Elements Massage, a 250-unit franchise system headquartered in Denver, CO. He has contributed to their growth in becoming one of the largest providers of massage therapy in the United States, providing over 2 million massages annually.

Eric Stephenson is also Co-Founder of imassage, Inc. in Delray Beach, FL, an education and consulting company dedicated to extending the careers of massage therapists and spa practitioners through customized programs focusing on preventing injury and workers’ compensation claims. Eric creates continuing education specializing in teaching Deep Tissue Massage that doesn’t harm the therapist or the client. All of his workshops focus on saving your hands with his “No Thumbs!” approach & Core Body Mechanics that help prolong your career. Eric has worked with some of the biggest names in the wellness industry including the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas, Kamalaya Thailand, Sandals Resorts and Spas, Grove Park Inn Asheville, Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

In 2014, he joined the Board of Directors of the International Spa Association (ISPA) in Lexington, KY.

His experience as an entrepreneur, consultant and speaker in the Wellness Industry have taken him around the world over the past 10 years.