Thank you for your interest in OPEN Bodywork.
My name is Tania Velásquez and I’ve been an LMT, movement practitioner, and educator since 1994. This class has been years in development and originally launched in November 2017. I’m so excited to share it with you, and for you to share it with your clients. It’s good stuff, rich in benefits for them and you.
The need for conscious and intelligent, therapeutic touch is propelling our profession forward like never before. OPEN Bodywork is a straightforward and humanized approach to manual therapy that separates itself from a pile of trademarked modalities. It is my core belief that human interaction cannot be trademarked and techniques should not be treated as products. This class is an adaptation inspired by the groundbreaking work of Diane Jacobs, PT, and I am grateful for her blessing and encouragement.
I designed this approach for professionals who strive for longevity and ease in the physical aspect of their practice. We emphasize the nuances of clearly communicating with somebody via touch, while keeping in tune with current research and evidence. This is done by harnessing a better understanding of how tactile feedback interacts with the central nervous system to bring about lasting changes. This concept is applicable to any modality.
You’re in for a treat.
Most often we do not need to change anything we are doing, we only need to switch out the lens we view it through to continue exploring our craft with increasing accuracy. You already have the skill and talent. By experiencing OPEN Bodywork you gain a renewed perspective of what matters most in hands-on therapeutic applications and client education. On the practical side, you embrace your physical creativity and watch your work adopt new meaning, distinctiveness, and flow.
Less is more.
There are an infinite variety of techniques from all over the world presented by different schools of thought, but there are actually only a few fundamental underlying concepts unifying them all. OPEN Bodywork frames all of these variations into a no-nonsense and down-to-earth approach that is simple to digest and even simpler to implement. It’s effortless.
When you’re open, you remain inspired and keep growing. OPEN Bodywork is about genuine connection. It’s where curiosity meets efficiency. It’s the place from where we can consistently perform our best work. It’s a lot of fun, too 🙂