Neuromuscular Therapy & Advanced Deep Tissue


20 CE Hours

Course Options:

  • DVDs and Manual Shipped; Test Online
  • DVDs, Manual and Test Shipped to You
  • Fully Online Video, Manual and Test


Based on the work of Drs. Janet Travell and Raymond Nimmo, these techniques are appropriate for medical massage as well as sports massage applications. In this video- and text-based course, you will learn how to: alleviate pain with 100 highly effective neuromuscular techniques, assess injuries, evaluate and balance posture, identify 50 trigger points and recognize referral pain patterns, stretch muscle fibers, release joints in a plane of motion, apply focused friction.

For clearer understanding, video demonstrations include computerized visuals and clay models of individual muscles, and the course manual and quick reference handbooks review and reinforce the video material.

In the Torso video (77 minutes plus 17 page handbook), you will see 53 techniques demonstrated (covering 32 muscles, 29 trigger points).

In the Extremities video (55 minutes plus 22 page handbook), you will see 47 techniques demonstrated (covering 30 muscles, 22 trigger points).

Course Reviews

S. Comeaux, LMT, NCTMB, ABMP

I really like the challenge that this course offers. It is very detailed and highly structured, which helps me keep focused on the information. The study guide is easy to understand and practical. I especially appreciate the ROM test information and the breakdown of referral patterns in each section. Overall, the course is a must for therapists who want to learn more about deep tissue and neuromuscular therapy.

Becky Follweiler

This course was great. So much to learn. I finished this course after I did the Trigger point therapy course. I think they went very good together. I have been working on several of your courses over the past year and have enjoyed and learned a lot. I will keep going over the information for a long while. Thanks.

Susan Blai, LMT

The DVD material is exceptional; Mr. Riehl's teaching methods are exemplary. The workbook will continue to be of value for moments when I need to 'brush up' on an approach I've not practiced in awhile. I am especially happy with the information on hand evaluation and treatment. Many thank yous!

David Asprey, LMT

Having the dvd was helpful because I'm such a visual learner. Then having the manual just helped my understanding even more. I know I will be going through the dvd and manual a lot. Very well done

Megan Lopez, RMT, NCTMB

I found this course to be very enlightening and helpful. The text and DVD's will be a great resource to have in my library. Besides the practical application of NMT, it provided a great reminder about the importance of connecting with your clients, and the need to go slow and be patient.

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  • 2 DVDs - 133 minutes total
  • Manual - 75 pages (available for shipment or online)
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

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