Kate Peck October 24, 2021 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Bancroft School of Massage Therapy Worcester, MA
Did you know that your client’s shoulder and arm pain may not be coming from their shoulder or arm at all? It may be coming from their neck! Chronic muscle tension due to long term stress, and/or past injuries like whiplash, can lead to increased vertebral joint compression forces which can impinge on nerves and cause radiating and referred pain into the shoulder and down the arm into the hand. Any nerve compressed at the neck will be more susceptible to injury farther down the arm. Therefore, “normalizing” the neck musculature is important in treating any of your client’s upper extremity conditions.
Do you know how to improve cervical vertebral joint motion? Each vertebra should be able to laterally glide, side-bend and rotate for optimal overall neck motion. Learn a gentle and safe technique to assess and improve this vertebral motion. There are no high velocity thrusts, just safe & gentle techniques.
Did you know that “jammed” occipital-atlanto (OA) joints can cause a tight upper trapezius and SCM? Your client’s chronic neck tension may be due to a structural problem that, if not addressed, will not resolve itself with massage techniques alone. Learn how to gently release the occiput from the atlas (C1).
In Advanced Soft Tissue Approaches for the Neck you will learn:
the anatomy of the neck.
how to palpate & assess the posterior, lateral & anterior neck muscles.
how to palpate, assess & improve the cervical vertebral joint motion.
how to release the occiput from the atlas (C1).
how to perform advanced massage, myofascial & neuromuscular techniques for the neck.
CE CREDITS 8 NCBTMB Approved CE Hours
DATES & TIMES October 24, 2021 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
LOCATION Bancroft School of Massage Therapy 333 Shrewsbury Street Worcester, MA 01604
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