NCBTMB-approved classes.

Classes always include lots of hands-on 'tactile' practice!!!

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Recognize this pain pattern?

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"Focus only on the problem, you might miss the solution." TS

Overviews of Future Muscle Management® classes with Taum include:

Rebalancing the 'Core'.

Rebalancing the Knee.

Rebalancing the Elbow.

Rebalancing the Shoulder.

Rebalancing the Wrist

Rebalancing the Lower Leg, Ankle, Foot, and Toes.

The Lauren Berry Method® of Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

muscle to bone

You can feel tension near a client's painful area.
How do you utilize that information?
What does that tension reveal?

Taum's classes help you to answer those questions.


When asked why Lauren's unique approach to therapy is so efficient and effective, consider:

  • Our body is continuously managing its state of balance. The medical term for this is 'Homeostasis' from the Greek words for "same" and "steady." Homeostasis refers to any process that living things use to maintain relatively stable conditions necessary for survival.
  • Researching Homeostasis' at Google Scholarcan reveal the numerous ongoing processes the body requires to maintain balance.
  • The Berry Method® recognizes, respects, and works with those ongoing processes.

Classes include a precision focus on specific muscles with consideration of that muscle's common imbalances and how to correct the adhesions, distortions, and spasms within those specific muscles that are often significant contributors to pain.

The teaching format is structured to enable therapists to better understand and respond to pain signals and then incorporate these incredibly effective soft tissue manipulation procedures immediately into their present system of massage and bodywork.

Consider them as new tools for your "tactile toolbox".

Always lots of hands-on practice!

Example: Pain in the big toe region.

big toe pain  flexor_hallicus_longus_on_medial_ankle

Could the flexor hallicus longus contribute to that pain?

Might reducing the imbalances within that muscle be useful?


muscle to bone

Within every movement this incredible body makes,
there is a muscular component.
  A component that deserves:

Intelligent management!!
And when there is pain...
A competent Muscle Manager!!!!


NCBTMB approved classes include:

  • Introduction to the Berry Method®...Carpal Tunnel
  • Muscle Management® for Shoulder Problems and Injuries
  • Muscle Management® for Wrist Problems and Injuries
  • Muscle Management® for Knee Problems and Injuries
  • Muscle Management® for Re-Balancing the Pelvis
  • The Berry Method® of Upper Body Manual Lymphatic Drainage

There is a 'Sponsorship' avenue for individuals interested in bringing classes to their area and an Associate Program for accredited schools interested in incorporating NCBTMB approved CEU classes into their curriculum.

To begin discussing the coordination of classes in your area, please reply with your questions, and we can continue the dialogue.


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This unique curriculum includes state of the art anatomy presentations that incorporate PowerPoint.

For example, when I am guiding a classroom of students through corrective massage techniques that address mid-thoracic tensions, distortions, and adhesions, I project a life-size anatomy graphic that serves as a very useful visual reference.

While you are working on the iliocostalis thoracis, you have a good visual aid.

This combination helps speed the development of your 'tactile vision'.

Possibly one of Lauren Berry's most significant contributions to Massage Therapy was in recognizing that muscles, tendons, and ligaments have an optimal anatomical position and can be shifted out of their natural position via trauma, adaptation, etc.

Through recognizing, respecting, and responding to that functional organization, therapists can often reduce tension and pain rather quickly.

Pain can often be so relentless and widespread that it requires medical intervention.

However, in many cases, pain management clinicians have found that pain often responds to non-invasive corrective massage that targets specific problematic muscles.

This 'Muscle Management®' approach can be compared to:

Ischemic compression,

Soft tissue release,



Deep tissue massage, among many other terms.

These related disciplines usually produce muscular relaxation.

We refer to our approach as “corrective” with the additional intention of correcting common distortions.

Expected outcomes for participants include:

- A greater ability to locate and palpate specific soft tissue.

- A deeper understanding of The Berry Method® of Corrective Massage and its approach of associating functional anatomy with the principles of Structural and Hydraulic Engineering.

- Enhancement of skills in recognizing and connecting the 'dots' via clients description of concerns, you 'feeling' the soft tissue adhesions/distortions, and that involvement in dysfunction and pain.

- Enrichment of proficiency in the application of massage techniques for correcting soft tissue dysfunction to encourage the restoration of pain-free function in joint movement.

A more precise understanding of the Golgi Tendon Organ.

- A clearer comprehension of actionable information within Trigger Points.

- Ability to demonstrate advanced corrective massage techniques using accurate contact, depth, and direction.

Taum's classes present unique insights into the human body’s natural built-in maintenance, recovery and health management abilities with respect to the muscular influences.

Taum's 40+ years of practical experience includes working on members of The SF 49ers, the US Ski team and regular folks just wanting their pain to disappear.

Combining his practical experience with modern PowerPoint presentations creates an unparalleled learning environment.

Contemplate the amazing functions of the human body: camera eyes, radio ears, valves, tubes, pulleys, hinges, arches, temperature control, chemical laboratories, a continual repair system, a telegraphic nervous system, a structural and mobile frame, storage space, sewage disposal, pipelines, filters, and pumps.

Such is the mechanism of the body,

and what is more ----- its works!!

There are muscular components within each of these functions, components that when mired in adhesion and distortion can create untold tension.

When adhesions and distortions are reduced within the soft tissue layers via corrective massage, the body is more able to perform its continual repair and maintenance duties and function without the hindrance of muscular tension---
it works better!!!

Your tactile abilities allow you to feel that tension within the muscle tissue.

Do you understand the variety of components and tissue relationships that contribute to that tension?

Do you know how to recognize and correct the adhesions and distortions that can be the primary factors in that dysfunctional body part that is creating a 'pain' signal?

Do you have adequate techniques in your tactile toolbox?

Should you wish to reply with a solid YES...Taum's classes can aid you in your ongoing pursuit of knowledge and refined efficient skills.

According to one student, this technique has become her go-to 'deep tissue technique' and she now "Works smarter, not harder".

The Berry Method® is termed corrective as the intention is to directly address and correct the numerous MUSCULAR components within the tensions and adaptive compensations that are often associated with pain, physical trauma, postural distortions, etc.

A variety of physical disorders are characterized by a distortion within skeletal muscles. This is often a primary contributing factor in many muscular/skeletal problems.


Obviously, pain directly affects physical health and performance.

Pain can also serve as an important indication of how the muscles are currently functioning, providing the educated and aware therapist an indicator of the protocols required to reduce those pains. Any pain can decrease efficiency of movement and create undesirable injuries and compensations. The physical-muscular adaptations created as a result of pain can trigger more pain and other injuries far away from the site of the original problem.

When something hurts,
consider that as an important message....
one that should be respected and corrected ASAP!!! attention.



Contemplate and visualize the ability of the tissue to function in the following illustrations...


Healthy and relaxed muscle tissue....
no obstructions to contraction and relaxation.

UN-healthy muscle tissue...consider any muscular/skeletal problem, chances are there is some degree of muscle 'problems' associated with an inability to fully contract and relax due to adhesion and distortion.

Taum's classes address the specific distortions often associated with the topic of focus....Back, knee, elbow, shoulder, wrist, TMJ.... and even the Lymphatic system.

It is assumed that health, structure, and function are synergistically related.

Thus any improvement towards correcting the body’s ongoing muscular balancing act within gravity will serve to improve the body's overall functioning and health. 

The primary goal is not to "heal" the body as much as it is to quickly reduce soft tissue imbalances, thus enabling the body to use its incredible innate abilities to nourish, maintain and heal itself.

These NCBTMB approved classes merge precision deep tissue massage techniques with specific anatomy & physiology enabling therapists to quickly and efficiently utilize this knowledge.

The classes at Muscle Management® strive to promote higher levels of learning. One intention is to combine the application of our technique along with analysis and synthesis of anatomy knowledge as it directly applies to massage, effectively raising the bar for massage learning objectives.

Classes always include lots of hands-on 'tactile' practice!

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"Taum Sayers is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education provider.

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