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Therese C. Pfrimmer 

International 

Association of

Deep Muscle Therapists

BASIC PFRIMMER CLASS

SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 22-26, 2022

IN NASHVILLE, IN

(8 A.M. - 7 P.M. DAILY)

(Sponsored by the TCPIADMT)

If interested, contact us through this website.



EXCITING NEWS - Pfrimmer Classes !

We, as an association are so excited to announce that the Therese C. Pfrimmer International Association of Deep Muscle Therapists is also offering Basic Pfrimmer Classes as developed by Therese C. Pfrimmer and as taught by Ruthann Hobbs. 

The Pfrimmer Association chose Jackie Himelick as their lead instructor. Jackie taught Pfrimmer under Ruthann Hobbs for 17 years. The Pfrimmer class is 50 hours of CEUs with a cost of $1,550. See class description, objectives, and learning outcomes below.

Ruthann Hobbs owns the Indiana Pfrimmer Institute in Alexandria, IN and is also offering classes. Contact her at 765-724-7745 or [email protected] for more information.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® was developed by Therese C. Pfrimmer after her laundry work caused her to become a paraplegic. She massaged her way out of the wheelchair to the dismay of her doctor . She was then on a quest to find out how the type of massage she used worked. She developed Pfrimmer® over the time of her research and development of the technique. Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Technique® is a comprehensive method of body work that incorporates the whole body and helps troubled muscle tissue to become rich with blood and lymph fluids to encourage the body to heal itself in a natural manner.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® is designed to cause positive changes to the damaged or adherent muscles and the adjacent soft tissues. The improved circulation that results causes changes on the cellular level, not only to the muscle involved, but also to any soft tissue that may have been affected by the impaired circulation. Where muscles have become adherent, Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® brings blood and lymphatic fluid toward the muscle cell.

Pfrimmer® is a detailed art and is an excellent choice for those therapists that want to take their businesses to a whole new level of helping people to feel well and pain free.

We are offering the Pfrimmer Specifics which is a 10 hour class at $295 which is a continuation of Therese C. Pfrimmer's work. See the dedicated Pfrimmer Specifics web page for detail.

We are also offering Advanced Pfrimmer. This class is designed to advance Therese C. Pfrimmer’s own work in a more specific manner and to be able to use Therese C. Pfrimmer’s techniques to advance the Basic Pfrimmer technique to a more cutting-edge method. These techniques will benefit the client’s specific needs in a more precise manner. The use of the twelve additional tools presented in the class can also help the therapist experience a long and healthy Pfrimmer therapy life to reduce the risk of therapist injury or over-use syndrome. The presentation of eight different common ailments will be addressed to use with the troubleshooting techniques. Those eight common ailments will allow the Pfrimmer therapist to transfer the techniques to all other body parts and apply to other common conditions.

The Advanced Pfrimmer class is a 16 hour $495 class featuring 12 tools and working with 8 conditions. Jackie Himelick is also the instructor of this Advanced Pfrimmer class. See the detailed web page for more information on Advanced Pfrimmer.

If you think your area may be interested in sponsoring a class or you are interested in Basic Pfrimmer or Advanced Pfrimmer, please contact us through the pfrimmer.com website to request more information or through the info request below. Or, you may contact us through the "contact us" section of this website or the form below.

Basic Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy Course

50 hours - $1,550

NCBTMB Accredited for 50 CEUs

Prerequisite – The perspective student must have graduated from an accredited 500/600 hour massage school or is an MD, DO, DC, PA, RN, LPN, PT, or OT.

Course Description

Pfrimmer was developed by Therese C. Pfrimmer after her laundry work caused her to become a paraplegic. She massaged her way out of the wheelchair to the dismay of her doctor . She was then on a quest to find out how the type of massage she used worked. She developed Pfrimmer over the time of her research and development of the technique. Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Technique® is a comprehensive method of body work that incorporates the whole body and helps troubled muscle tissue to become rich with blood and lymph fluids to encourage the body to heal itself in a natural manner.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy is designed to cause positive changes to the damaged or adherent muscles and the adjacent soft tissues. The improved circulation that results causes changes on the cellular level, not only to the muscle involved, but also to any soft tissue that may have been affected by the impaired circulation. Where muscles have become adherent, Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® brings blood and lymphatic fluid toward the muscle cell.

Pfrimmer is a detailed art and is an excellent choice for those therapists that want to take their businesses to a whole new level of helping people to feel well and pain free.

This course is designed to allow the therapist to complete an 50 hour course and learn the full body Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy as well as specifics as taught by Therese Pfrimmer. The class also allows the student to progress to another level which gives the student more tools in their toolbox, then finally on to certification in the technique if the student desires. This class will allow the client to experience a feeling of pain release and allow the body to also come to a point of homeostasis and wellness. The course also allows the student to be able to identify contraindications to Pfrimmer and how to apply Pfrimmer in a safe and effective manner. The student will also learn the history of Pfrimmer and who and how this technique ended up in Indiana.

Objectives

1. Know about Therese Pfrimmer and her quest to develop her technique

2. The class will understand the contraindications to Pfrimmer

3. The student will have the ability to give a full body Pfrimmer with confidence

4. The student will leave this class with improved palpation skills

5. The student will develop the ability to release the adherences

6. The Therese C Pfrimmer International Association of Deep Muscle Therapists will be introduced to the student and they will know they have support to continue their learning process with Pfrimmer

7. Each student will be supervised by a certified Pfrimmer Instructor during clinical practice time.

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn the history of Therese Pfrimmer and her process in learning why the therapy she developed actually worked for her and many others.

This Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Class® is taught and endorsed by the Therese C Pfrimmer International Association of Deep Muscle Therapists to be as close to the manner in which Therese Pfrimmer taught her students as possible.

Each student will learn to communicate about Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Technique in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

The full body Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® will be presented for the student to lean each body part before moving on to another so the student will be able to do a hands-on full body Pfrimmer after the end of the first half of the class.

This class will present adequate time for hands on practice for the student's proficiency of each body part. And two full body Pfrimmers will be given prior to leaving this class.

Tactual exploration will be enhanced.

The student will know the contraindications to Pfrimmer.

The students will learn the correct body mechanics during Pfrimmer.

The students will learn to follow the clinical guidelines for Pfrimmer in his/her practice along with the professional and legal guidelines of Pfrimmer.

The student will be given the knowledge to have support and continued learning with Pfrimmer.


Why Would I Encourage a Massage Therapist to Add Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy to the List of Techniques/Therapies They Utilize


Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy quickly became my first option for my clients after I  graduated from the Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics in 1991.  It became apparent very quickly that, when I used the techniques and executed the philosophy and principles taught by Therese Pfrimmer, my client’s aches, pains and challenges quickly began losing center place in their lives.  Massage therapy school, in addition to meeting the basic academic requirement of Swedish Massage, introduced us to approximately forty modalities to help reduce pain and increase range of motion.  I am

extremely thankful for every modality I have in my tool box, however, nothing affects our bodies like Pfrimmer does.

 Why would I suggest you receive Pfrimmer Deep Muscle training?  There simply are not enough of us! This is a modality that changes people’s lives. You will greatly enhance your ability to affect change with this modality.

Kenneth Vetter P.D.M.T. LMT 

PFRIMMER CLASSES

Pfrimmer graduates are also being accepted for  Pfrimmer certification.   Stepping forward with Certification moves your career to a new level of professionalism, knowledge and proficiency.   The of the prerequisites for Pfrimmer Certification is the 50 hour Basic Pfrimmer class, the Specifics class, as well as the Advanced Pfrimmer class.  Contact us for more information:  

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