Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Torso, Brian Utting, Te Anau, 25 Jan 2018 

With Brian Utting, LMT, from Seattle, USA

Thursday, January 25th, 9:30am-6:30pm, 8 CE hours, TE ANAU

at the Fiordland Event Centre in Te Anau

Course is NCBTMB-approved for 8 hands-on hours of Continuing Education credit (provider #451040-09)

These muscular structures support the core–they are integral to maintaining balance, structural alignment, ease of breathing, mobility, and the ability to function without lower back pain.

In the morning, you will learn specific, potent, and effective Deep Tissue techniques to release the iliopsoas, diaphragm, QL, lower multifidus, and the lumbodorsal fascia.

These are straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that can be immediately applied in practice, often with profound results.

There will be a concise and insightful anatomy review of these structures with an eye toward fascial continuities and the functional relationships between them.

We will also focus on correct placement and proper use of fingers, knuckles, and elbows for optimal results.

In the afternoon we will focus on some muscle-specific Deep Tissue techniques for the Paraspinals (erector spinae and transversospinalis) that are different from but complementary to what you learned in massage school or elsewhere.

The emphasis will be on releasing and unbinding the erector spinae group, the transversospinalis group, the lumbodorsal fascia, and the quadratus lumborum.

These muscle-specific techniques will improve the precision and effectiveness of your back massage, and can be easily integrated into your style of bodywork.

Body mechanics will continue to be a focus of the class, as well as proper use of elbows, fingers and knuckles to save wear and tear on joints.

Students who have taken this class have reported that they were able to apply the techniques in their practices right away and that their clients loved the results, feeling a newfound sense of freedom and ease in their backs.

“This is one of the most practical classes I’ve ever taken. Brian presented useful information and then taught practical application of this info. He walked us through how to find each muscle–something I have always wished other instructors would do. I left the training with expanded skills and knowledge, which I have been able to use right away with my clients.” – Evelyn Bass


$200 NZ if registered with a $75 non-refundable deposit by December 31, 2017;

$225 NZ thereafter

Register for both the 24-Jan Legs and Hips class and the 25-Jan Torso classes for only $350NZ ($150 deposit required).

The price for the 2-class package goes up to $400 after December 31, 2017.

Registration Instructions
  1. Email Rachael Brown at and let her know you’ll be registering fore the class(es).
    Please include your name, telephone, and email address, as well as which class(es) you’re registering for.
  2. Send a $75 NZ per-class, non-refundable deposit via internet banking to Rachael Brown, BNZ 02-0965-0003566-000; please state your name as reference.
    The balance is due Tuesday before class (23/1) via internet banking, or cash-only at class.

Contact Rachael Brown in Te Anau at:
03-249-9390 or 027 530 0635 or

Contact Brian Utting in Seattle, WA, USA at:

Brian Utting – BIO

Brian founded the Brian Utting School of Massage (Seattle, WA, USA) where his 1000-hour school was considered one of the best massage schools in the country.

With over 30 years of experience, Brian teaches with a rare blend of passion, anatomical precision, humor, common sense, and depth.

He was awarded the AMTA’s Robert N. Calvert Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2009, and was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2014.

Visit Brian’s website for more info: Pacific Northwest School of Massage