Continuing Education Workshops

RNR™: Reconnecting Neuromuscular Responses™

Instructor: Laurel J. Freeman, BA, LMT, NCTMB
Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 2006
Flagstaff, AZ , Arizona

Saturday, August 19 from 1-5 pm
Sunday, August 20 from 9am-12 pm; 1–4 pm
This workshop must be taken in its entirety
CE Hours: 10


In this workshop you will learn that RNR™ often has dramatic results and is especially effective for those in extreme pain. This full body treatment requires no oil, can be done with the client fully clothed, whether they are lying down, sitting or standing.

RNR™ is a neuromuscular technique in which the myofascial tissue is reorganized through information given to the Golgi tendon organs. These Golgi tendon organs—the nerve endings in all soft tissue fibers—reconnect the neurological and muscular responses. RNR™ gives information to these organs that allows the pain signal to be turned ‘off’ thereby allowing healing to begin.

Laurel J. Freeman, BA, LMT, NCTMB

Laurel J. Freeman, BA, LMT, NCTMB, is also a Sports Massage Therapist practicing in Gainesville, Florida since 1987. In 1991, Laurel began creating RNR™ in a quest to find the “perfect massage” and in 1994 began teaching it. In addition to serving on the AMTA National Board, she is an active member of FSMTA and within her community.

Laurel has lectured to many different groups throughout the country on RNR™, stress management, death and living, exercise and stretching, juggling and fun. She is also the publisher of Pathways on a Journey, a book sharing thoughts about life. Laurel believes people have the choice to live pain free and her philosophy toward life is “I believe in having fun.”

Location & Room Reservations

Flagstaff, Arizona
Little America Hotel
2515 E. Butler Avenue
Phone: 928-779-7920
Toll free: 800-435-2490
To qualify for group rates, reservations must be made by July 28, 2006.
Identify group rate as AMTA-AZ.
Single/Double—$99 plus tax
4:00 pm check-in time

Workshop Registration Contact

Kellye Webber, Education Committee Chair
800 N. Swan Rd. #106, Tucson, Arizona 85741
Phone: 520-891-0802

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