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[IRT] Positional Release and Strain Counterstrain Technique

September 12 @ 9:00 am - September 26 @ 5:00 pm

$95.00 – $295.00

Date: September 12 and 26, 2022.

(Two consecutive Mondays, 9am – 5pm each day)

Tuition: $295

(Installments available  |  $25 off for returning students)

Instructors: Ira Wikel and Pat Barnes

CEU: 14 hands-on

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Integrated Restoration Techniques for studies in physical medicine.

Structural Alignment for Treatment and Pain Relief

Positional Release Technique is a method of total body evaluation using tender points [TP’s] and a position of ease [POE] to resolve the associated hypertonic muscles and joint dysfunction. This technique is well suited for clients that are in a great deal of discomfort, such as Fibromyalgia, Polymyalgia, rheumatic or chronic fatigue syndrome, as the client’s region(s) of pain is moved away from the resistance barrier, i.e., the direction of greatest ease.

Furthermore, strain counterstrain techniques are passive, the therapist performs all the movement without the help of the client. All three planes of movement are used to attain the position of greatest comfort. Once the most severe tender points are found, they are palpated as a guide to help find the Position of Ease. The POE produces optimal relaxation of the involved tissues and joints.

This is a hands-on class, please wear comfortable, loose clothing/shorts allowing ease of movement.

  • Massage lubricant is not required
  • Tables are provided
  • Please bring a set of linens and light blanket
  • A comprehensive 50-page workbook is included

Monday, September 12, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

Class Times
9 am - 5 pm each day

Heal Center, Suite 505. 5th Floor.

270 Carpenter Dr.

Atlanta, GA 30328

14 CEU hands-on
Ira Wikel and Pat Barnes
$295 (installments available)
Cancellation Policy
No refund provided within 2 weeks of class. All refunds are subject to a $10 minimum processing fee.  See policy page for further information.
Michael Zollinger
Phone: 404-303-0007
Email: help@HealCenterAtlanta.com

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    Ira Wikel & Pat Barnes

    Ira Wikel

    Integrated Restoration Techniques {IRT} is the brainchild of Ira Wikel, LMT. A massage therapist since 1982, Ira had been looking for techniques that would produce excellent results without taxing his body. After several hundred hours of continuing education, he put together this “greatest hits” package based on the therapeutic options that work for him. He continues to use them in his practice today and looks forward to teaching more massage therapists these methods.

    Pat Barnes

    Pat Barnes is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from ASHA School of Massage and then joined the staff there teaching with Ira Wikel. Pat has also taught Sports Therapy and Myofascial Release for Gwinnett College, Sandy Springs. Pat uses the principles of IRT in his daily practice. The addition of a second instructor in the IRT series ensures that each student will get the most of their hands-on instruction.

    What is IRT – Integrated Restoration Technique?

    Integrated Restoration Technique is a comprehensive approach toward treatment of soft tissue pain, dysfunction and sport performance utilizing the following: Structural assessment, Structural alignment, Myofascial Mobilization, Muscle Energy Technique and Russian medical massage.


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    September 12 @ 9:00 am
    September 26 @ 5:00 pm
    $95.00 – $295.00
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    270 Carpenter Drive NE
    Sandy Springs, GA 30328 United States
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