Ep 415 - SEEING Anatomy: Your Practice in 3D with Rachelle Clauson and Nicole Trombley

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For most of us, seeing anatomy is the first step to understanding it. And anatomy understanding is an essential element of being a bodyworker. In this first episode of the three-part series “Your Practice in 3D,” we discuss the challenges of seeing the body in three dimensions and why so many massage therapists are heading to the dissection lab to study.


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NYT Articles: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/13/well/move/cadaver-workshops-yoga-massage-therapy.html


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AnatomySCAPES Co-Directors, Rachelle Clauson and Nicole Trombley, are NCBTMB-approved continuing education providers and teach anatomy explorations for hands-on professionals online and in person. They co-author the Anatomy for Touch column in Massage & Bodywork magazine and enjoy helping therapists better understand how anatomy relates to what they are feeling through their sense of touch.

Nicole Trombley: As a massage educator, Nicole draws on her passion for human biology to help therapists better understand the tissues under their hands. She owns and operates Equilibrio Massage in San Diego, CA, where she has specialized in massage for pregnancy and postpartum for the past 20 years.

Rachelle Clauson: Rachelle loves teaching therapists about the structural organization and beauty of the human fascial system. She served as the Director of Creative and Administrative Affairs for the Fascial Net Plastination Project, and owns Flourish Bodywork, her private practice where she has offered hands-on bodywork in San Diego, CA, for the past 21 years.



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