Cutting Edge Muscle Therapy® Clinic
Kristin Taravella, Certified Massage Therapist #24250

Become a Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapist!

Kristin Taravella is excited to bring Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy Training to you!

Join us for Level 1 80-hour training in San Francisco beginning November 2019

Level 1 is a four-part course, totaling 80 hours, that provides foundational training in Comprehensive Crossfiber Technique, a full-body cross-fiber treatment format that elicits a localized and systemic healing response throughout the body. This course equips the practitioner with the skills and knowledge needed both to practice the technique and to navigate the profession of Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy®.

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Course Description: Comprehensive Crossfiber Technique is the four-part, 80-hour course comprising Level 1 of the Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy Program. This course trains the student to perform a total-body cross-fiber treatment on clients and to practice in the profession of Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy® (CCMT). By applying a system of detailed cross-fiber strokes to the entire body in a succession of three passes, the student is introduced to a technique that maximizes the body’s own healing responses, one which facilitates both localized and systemic results. This technique is effective in addressing the underlying causes of pain, structural imbalance, and a broad range of muscular and soft-tissue conditions.

The training covers theory, history of cross-fiber massage, terms of the profession, legal considerations, contraindications, clinical protocol and charting, professionalism, and discussion on how Crossfiber helps each of the body systems. Closely supervised hands-on technique-work includes an anatomy review, the rationale for each stroke used, navigating areas of caution, and proper body mechanics for each stroke performed in each section of the body. Lecture, demo, audiovisual aids, charts, extensive hands-on exchange with feedback, and a comprehensive student instruction guide (textbook) are utilized.

The experiential and professional training a student receives from this course makes it the most foundational level of the CCMT Program and, therefore, the required schooling for a graduate to earn the title of Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapist. This course is broken down into four 20-hour sections that can be adapted by the instructor to fit various time frames (four 20-hour weekends; two 40-hour weeks, etc.). Section 1 covers the technique-work for hands, arms, neck, and head; Section 2 covers chest, abdomen, back, and posterior neck; Section 3 covers anterior and posterior legs; and Section 4 covers the written and practical exams. A commitment to the full four-part training is necessary to qualify for enrollment.

Suitable for: Practitioners who wish to perform full-body corrective treatments or full-coverage treatments on sections of the body in order to bring relief to clients suffering from mild-to-serious muscular, neurological, connective-tissue, and structural conditions (e.g., fibromyalgia, back and neck pain, structural imbalances, circulatory problems, lupus, paralysis, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, etc.).

Name of Profession: Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy®

Professional Title Awarded: Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapist

Certificates Awarded: Certificate of Completion is awarded upon completion of each of the first 3 sections; Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of the fourth and final section.

Length of Course: four 20-hour sections / 80 hours total

CE Hours: 80 CE hours (recognized by NCBTMB, etc.)

Prerequisites: Minimum of 500 hours of combined schooling in massage, anatomy and physiology, pathology, First Aid, CPR, professional ethics, and contraindications; (or) formal training in one of the healthcare professions, such as the following: medical doctor, osteopath, chiropractor, physical therapist, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse

Student–Teacher Ratio: (12:1)

Course Objectives: Upon graduation the student will be able to do the following: to perform a full-body, hands-on CCT treatment; to list contraindications; to recount history, theory, and legal considerations of the profession; to identify proper body mechanics during regular technique-work or while moving a client with extensive paralysis; to follow clinical process guidelines in his/her practice; to communicate on the subject of Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy® in a professional manner.

Graduation Requirements: Passing a practical exam, a written exam, and an overall performance rating; clinical documentation on two clients of the public; signing a release form committing to following certain professional standards and legal guidelines

Tuition in USA: $2000

Additional Costs: $100 cost for required course textbook Level 1 Student Instruction Guide; independent purchase of required reference book Trail Guide to the Body, by Andrew Biel; see individual teacher for potential application fees and notary fees

Hourly Breakdown for Course 101 – Comprehensive Crossfiber Technique:

Basic Technique — Theory & Hands On 68 hours

50 Common Conditions 2 hours

History of Cross-fiber Bodywork 2 hours

Body Mechanics 1 hour

Professionalism & Role Playing 5 hours

Contraindications, Legal Considerations & Charting 2 hours

Total Course Hours 80 hours

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