Course Description

Introduces students to integrated techniques of physical therapies: mixing western sports/deep tissue techniques with traditional Chinese medicine Acupressure and rebalancing healing techniques to discover a more efficient treatment for physical, internal or energetic injuries, restrictions or blockages.

Pre-requisite/program: Qualified and insured practitioners of Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Sports therapist, Aromatherapy or any other modality of Physical Therapy.

What You Will Learn

Kiom Techniques

Some Massage Strokes

  • Lengthening strokes. Use to elongate short muscles.
  • Anchor and Stretch. Anchor at the spot of most tension, pressing and holding, stretch the muscle in either direction.
  • Cross- Fibre strokes. Performed on the tendinous insertions of muscles.
  • Separating Muscle Compartments. Freeing up two or three muscles groups that are meant to slide past each other.
  • Releasing Entrapment. Along the tendinous areas of individual muscles, ie: shins, calves, biceps.
  • Shortening of muscles and articulations. To help the release of knots and fibres.

List of Trigger/ Acupressure Points

  • SCM. Sternocleidomastoideous. Midsection
  • Occipital bone. Right-left of C
  • TMJ. Insertion of upper post mandible with ear canal
  • Medial angle superior border upper scapula, whilst reducing shortening of Levator Scapulae muscle.
  • QL. Superficial and deep points.
  • TFL & Gluteus Maximus. Upper insertion points
  • Popliteous Tendon. External upper insertion on flexion of the knee.
  • Gastrocnemius (calf) lower insertion with upper Achilles tendon.
  • Plantar Fascia. For numerous points, refer to the image chart on Workbooks.

Electro Magnetic Junction Body Areas and Endocrine System

  • Hypothalamus - Crown
  • Pituitary gland / Pineal gland - Third Eye
  • Thyroid gland - Throat
  • Heart - Heart
  • Adrenal gland / Kidney - Solar Plexus
  • Stomach / Pancreas / Intestines - Sacral
  • Ovaries. Root

Other Learning Outcomes

  • Observation, palpations, and structural changes on clients before, during, and after treatment.
  • Therapists use their own bodies to maximise energy preservation during treatment and avoid strain.
  • Diagnosing techniques for structural or emotional systems, following client symptoms and feedback.
  • Applying Kiom therapy techniques to real patients, with chronic injuries, during each course day.
  • Distinguish between general support and specific injury and to apply the distinction to one’s Kiom therapy treatment.
  • Produce a full body picture diagnose of physical restrictions, injuries and interconnections within the clients body.
  • Edit one’s own writing case study notes : diagnose, observational cues, treatment procedure and after care instructions.
  • Apply neuromuscular passive stretches to emphasise release and sustainability of body functions.

Principles of Kiom Massage Therapy in its Basic Form

"generating interconnected treatment techniques, verbalising effectiveness of treatment, revising techniques and approach to end goals, and editing notes effectively"

"making structural changes to musculoskeletal system"

"stimulating and optimising internal organs functions"

"lowering internal neurological vibration, maximising endocrine functions"

"restoring functioning and flexibility of chronic injuries"

"releasing trauma from the body"

Aglaia Hernandez
Founder, Kiom Therapy

Instructional Methods

This course is taught using a variety of instructional methods including lecture (20%), class discussions, small group work, manual therapy practice (80%), case study projects and revision.

Class 1

Kiom Therapy Techniques
Upper Thoracic Posterior Work

Class 2

Kiom Therapy techniques
Lower Posterior Work

Class 3

Kiom Therapy Techniques
Upper Thoracic Work

Class 4

Kiom Therapy Techniques
Lower Posterior Work

Class 5

Kiom Therapy techniques
Specific Upper Body Conditions

Class 6

Kiom Therapy Techniques
Specific Lower Body Conditions

Class 7

Full recap of Kiom Therapy Techniques, Examination, Q&A, Certification