Welcome to Jing and your online journey
We are thrilled you have chosen to join us in this exciting course that aims to give you the results you desire in the effective treatment of low back pain. All of the great techniques and approaches we have loved teaching over the past 12 years are now right here literally at your fingertips to work through at your own time, place and pace!
OK, we know you are itching to go so lets get you started!
Step one – sign up for our interactive Facebook group for support Massage therapists are essentially social beings and it is well worth taking the time to swing by the Facebook group set up especially for these online courses. This is your forum to meet others who are doing the course from all over the world and discuss items of interest. Peer support is a great way of understanding the material better and we recommend it highly. Click here to join.
Step two –Working through the lessons Now you will probably want to dive straight in and get cracking with the learning! Here are answers to some of the questions you may have:
Do I have to work through the lessons in order? Although we recommend you work through the course from the beginning, this is not compulsory. There may be bits you already know or you may just want to skip to the parts that are most exciting to you!
What’s included in each lesson? We all learn in different ways and the course has multiple ways to absorb the information and get it into your hands, head and heart. You may find you use all the different ways of learning or just some of them, depending on what suits you best. Each lesson has 3 different ways of getting the information into your hands, head and heart:
- Video content: Both theory and practical content is personally taught by Jing directors Rachel and Meghan. We believe that people learn best from people -not power point slides! Feel free to stop, pause or rewind the video and take it at your own pace. We have tried to keep the films to short manageable chunks – about the same length as a TV show – and we will do our best to keep you entertained during that time! Students have found it works best if they also download the PDF handouts and have them to hand while they are watching the videos. The videos are streamed directly to your computer so you will need to have enough broadband capacity and be connected to the internet to view them.
- Downloadable PDF handouts: Each lesson also has a detailed handout with the course material in a written form with pictures and diagrams. Some people learn best by referring to the handout while playing the video just as you would look at your notes during a class. Others prefer to just read the handout and use the video as a reference or as a consolidation after watching the video. It’s really up to you! You can read the handouts on your computer or tablet device or download and print them out to scribble on while you watch the lesson. Be patient when you click on the PDF link as they can take a short while to download depending on the speed of your computer.
- Interactive quizzes: After each lesson you can consolidate and test your learning with our interactive quizzes. Best of all, the quiz gets marked automatically so you can see how you did straight away. The quizzes are not compulsory but can really help your learning and are actually a lot of fun (honest).
How long will it take to work through each lesson?
This will be different for everybody, but a good way of learning is to allow between an hour and a hour and a half for each lesson (except lesson 6 which is longer and may take 2-3 learning sessions). For each session watch the video and read the notes then take the quiz to see how much you understood. For the practical sessions you may wish to watch the videos while you have a friend on the massage table then you can practice as you go along.
Don’t expect to absorb everything the first time around – learning theory tells us we often need to go back over things several times before it sticks. Replay the videos, take your notes on the bus with you and most importantly try the techniques out on your friends, neighbours or clients. Don’t worry – each time will lay down a bit more information and eventually it will seem like second nature.
How long should the course take?
Again this depends on you and how much time you dedicate each week. We estimate the course should take about 8 weeks to work through if you dedicate between 1-2 hours a week – or one week if you spend a couple of hours a day!
Remember you have two years of access to this course, so you can keep coming back whenever you like.
Enjoy! And welcome to the Jing family.
Rachel and Meghan
- 6: The Jing protocol for treatment of low back pain
- 6a: Beginnings – Application of heat and preparation work
- 6b: Fascial technique
- 6c: Treating the erector spinae group
- 6d: Treating the quadratus lumborum
- 6e: Treating the gluteal muscles
- 6f: Treating the piriformis and lateral rotators
- 6g: Acupressure points for low back pain
- 6h: Sidelying treatment of gluteus medius, minimus and TFL
- 6i: Supine treatment of psoas and iliacus
- 6j: Finishing