Introduction to Boditree Releasework

taught by Risa Mathews

Course description

Welcome to Boditree's Introduction to Releasework. This course will cover assessment, all the release tools we incorporate into our practice at Boditree, and determining measurable results. Learn how to assist participants to prepare for an optimal Pilates workout, by practicing Boditree releasework and breath essentials, prior to commencing apparatus workouts.  9/10 Boditree clients report that it's the Releasework that saves them when they are in pain and travelling, at home, or at work. These tools will empower your clients, and make your job far easier, in correcting bodies on the apparatus.  Release, reset, then work ! It's the Boditree way. 

Risa Mathews
Risa Mathews
Owner and Founder

Risa Mathews has owned and operated Boditree Pilates & Healing in Vancouver since 1999. Prior to this time Risa was residing in Sydney, Australia, where she was attending grad school, and also operating her first Boditree Pilates studio, in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. Risa sold her Sydney studio in late 1999, and opened Boditree in Vancouver soon after returning home. Risa has successfully integrated a number of healing modalities into the Pilates environment, which has shown to assist participants in managing pain and better prepare them for physical exercise. Risa has created, published, and trademarked a number of protocols that will now be shared via online course offerings. Risa has researched and created these protocols to help manage the following, but not limited to : chronic pain, injury, rehabilitation from surgery, plus a multitude of conditions such scoliosis, Parkinsons, MS, learning disabilities, joint replacement, emotional trauma, post-surgical rehabilitation, and pre and post-natal conditioning. These online courses are meant to give fellow instructors and movement therapists an opportunity to study with Risa, without having to travel to Vancouver. Risa holds a BA from Simon Fraser University (1990) and an MA from Macquarie University (1995), and has a background in dance, aquatics, teaching, publishing, and public speaking.

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1: Introduction to Boditree Releasework
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Chapter 2: Introduction to Boditree Releasework
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