Galt Massage Therapy





The NISA  Basic Course (28 hours) 14 CEUs

NISA is a deep tissue technique that works directly on the fascia of the body.  It provides long lasting changes to chronic postural habits, and most clients feel increased range of motion and less restriction after one or two treatments.

NISA is a softer, more gentle derivative of Rolfing, and can be performed in individual treatments or in a specific series of twelve weekly sessions with a direct focus of improving the person’s posture (see NISA Advanced Course for more details on this).

The NISA process releases fascial adhesions; it stretches, frees, & clears the tissue.  The softened layers of fascia, having regained their flexibility and elasticity, permit improved structural alignment and body mechanics.

The four-day basic training is an intensive, practical, hands-on workshop, and the techniques can easily be incorporated into your massage practice.  You will learn to do a body reading, similar to a postural assessment, where we will see how the fascia is affecting it's person's posture and movement.  You will also learn the unique hand work which will allow you to affect changes in the distorted fascia to give your client their freedom back.

The course includes the:

Materials:  I will provide a course workbook as well as a small bottle of the appropriate massage cream.  Attendees will be required to bring their other treatment supplies (i.e. sheets, etc.).

Itinerary: (28 hours)


9:30am-10:30am - group introductions

10:30am-11:00am - explanation of structure of course

11:00am-11:30am - explanation of fascia

11:30am-12:30pm - slideshow presentation

12:30pm-1:30pm - lunch

1:30pm-1:45pm - principles of NISA (including contra-indications)

1:45pm-2:00pm - demonstration of general techniques

2:00pm-2:45pm - practical exchange

2:45pm-3:45pm - demonstration of treatment (legs and feet)

3:45pm-5:30pm - practical exchange




9:30am-10:30am - discussion of previous day

10:30am-11:00am - NISA treatment theory

11:00am-11:15am - explanation of body reading

11:15am-11:45am - demonstration of body reading

11:45am-12:30pm - demonstration of treatment (shoulder)

12:30pm-1:30pm - lunch

1:30pm-5:30pm - practical exchange




9:30am-10:00am - discussion of previous day

10:00am-10:45am - demonstration of treatment (pelvis)

10:45am-12:30pm - practical exchange

12:30pm-1:30pm - lunch

1:30pm-2:15pm - explanation of autonomic release

2:15pm-3:00pm - demonstration of treatment (anterior body)

3:00pm-5:30pm - practical exchange




9:30am-10:00am - discussion of previous day

10:00am-10:45am - demonstration of treatment (posterior body)

10:45am-12:30pm - practical exchange

12:30pm-1:30pm - lunch

1:30pm-2:00pm - demonstration of treatment (neck)

2:00pm-3:30pm - practical exchange

3:30pm-4:30pm - final summation

4:30pm-5:30pm - questions, review, and anonymous course evaluation