Self Care for Headaches and Migraines with Cat Matlock
Thursdays, May 3-17 6:00pm-7:30pm
This series is for massage therapists and the general public who wish to understand the muscular trigger points which cause headaches and migraines and how to release them on one’s own body. Course begins with detailed anatomy and explanation of trigger points, their pain referral patterns which can lead to chronic headaches, and how to release them. We will employ simple self trigger point release and self massage techniques with targeted stretching and strengthening. You will leave this class empowered with much better understanding of the muscular causes of headaches and how to address them. Simple breathing practices to soften tension in the nervous system will be taught as well. All therapy balls used in the practice and a self practice manual are included. 5 CEs for LMBTs. All welcome.
About the Instructor: Cat Matlock, our Founder and Director, opened the West Asheville Yoga Studio in 2006 and The Embodiment Center in 2017. She has been a student and practitioner of yoga since 1988 and began teaching yoga classes in 2001. Cat is a licensed massage therapist, since 1993, and has devoted much of her career to the study of anatomy and Trigger Point Therapy to relieve chronic pain and discomfort in the physical body. She is a certified facilitator of Overcome Anxiety through Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy and is an Advanced Instructor of Therapeutic Yoga through Integrative Yoga Therapy.