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Neurofascial Approach to Diaphragm, Breath, & Vocal Column

We will learn to feel & treat the diaphragm, its organ attachments, the nerves of the vocal column, the fasciae that form our inner core.

Neurofascial Approach to Diaphragm, Breath, & Vocal Column
Neurofascial Approach to Diaphragm, Breath, & Vocal Column

when and where

Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Good Shepherd Center, Suite 300, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

about the event

Breath and Voice. Two words poised between noun and verb. Both central to the daily life of humans. To work with these in your practice requires oscillating between treating the nouns and verbs of the vocal column.

It is useful to understand the architecture of the human diaphragm, especially its attachment to the pericardium above (Think: ‘heart with a hoop skirt’). This muscular dome has as much versatility as the human face--if you think it does only one thing, you'll miss its messages.

Likewise with the larynx. See how it suspends itself in the hyoid muscles like a monkey in the vines. Then see it in action--how the vocal folds can be like skydivers, resting on an uprush of air.

If you can contact the diaphragm with sensitivity and clear intent, you have a chance to improve breath restriction, vocalization, spinal posture, and core movement patterns in many clients. In this class, you will learn to feel and treat the diaphragm in context: its organ attachments above and below, the nerves of the vocal column, and the larynx.


  • A Hands-on Palpatory Map of the Diaphragm: Attachments, Fluid Volumes, and Innervation
  • Breath and Vocal Assessment: Visual, Palpatory, Auditory
  • Fascial Treatment Methods: Direct, Indirect, and Active Release
  • Breath Rehabilitation: Freedom, Awareness, Connection, Play


  • This 4-hour Continuing Education class is open to all healthcare practitioners licensed in Manual/Massage Therapy, and meets the WA state CE requirements for physical therapy and massage therapy.

NOTE: All virtual classes have a 'live' option, or can be viewed on your own time. All attendees will receive pre-class content, live class recording, supplementary materials, and a follow-up quiz for CE credit.



    Sale ends: Sep 07, 2:00 PM

    Sale ends: Sep 07, 2:00 PM



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