Integrative Myofascial Release, Hour 2 of 5, Amonte Towel Technique

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Dr. Jean Paul Amonte

The Integrative Myofascial Release (IMR) course is a five-hour series. Dr. Jean Paul Amonte explains and demonstrates the components of IMR, including assessment, client positioning, techniques, and rehabilitative exercises. He presents several hand techniques, including Swedish, Russian, and Western. He also covers several ways to get a muscle in contraction to relax, including ischemic compression, vibration, reciprocal inhibition, post isometric relaxation, pin and stretch, Amonte towel, and stretching techniques. Finally, he includes rehabilitation exercises to strengthen the areas involved. Take any hour alone, but if taken together, it will give the viewer insight into Dr. Amonte’s integrated approach to treating patients and clients in practice.

In this hour: Dr. Amonte teaches a technique he developed called “The Amonte Towel Technique.” First, he describes and demonstrates how to use the towel’s surface, altered angle, and strength of application to regulate intensity. Next, Dr. Amonte goes over various hand positions and ways to manipulate the towel to apply deep tissue massage without the discomfort often caused by other methods. Finally, he ends with a demonstration of the towel technique to apply a pin and stretch neuromuscular relaxation. 

Learning Objectives

By watching this hour, viewers will be able to use the towel technique as an alternative to traditional deep tissue techniques. They will also learn effective hand techniques associated with the towel technique.

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