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Structural Massage

7 CE Hours - E648

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Massage therapists don't often conduct a full-body, range of motion assessment because there are so many types of tests that it becomes daunting! Sean Riehl breaks it down into an easy assessment that you can do with every client. Your clients will love this work because they can see where they are stuck and when you retest at the end of the session they can see how much your work has helped.

The demonstrations in this course begin with a range of motion, full-body assessment, testing each joint’s motion in each direction. Once a restriction is discovered you’ll learn four techniques for increasing range and decreasing pain.

What will be covered in the course:

  • Range of motion evaluation for the wrist and how to release muscles that limit extension, flexion, supination, and pronation.
  • Range of motion evaluation for the elbow and how to release muscles that limit flexion and extension.
  • Range of motion evaluation for the shoulder and how to release muscles that limit external and internal rotation.
  • Testing for shoulder abduction and address any dysfunction of the affected muscles.
  • Evaluate and observe options for correcting a forward shoulder- both high and low.
  • Strength testing for shoulder abduction and rotation.
  • Range of motion evaluation for the neck and techniques to increase neck range of motion.
  • Techniques to increase lateral flexion in the upper and lower neck.
  • Range of motion evaluation for the thoracic spine and how to eliminate rotation dysfunction.
  • Range of motion evaluation for the back and pelvis, and options for found dysfunctions.
  • Evaluate for limited internal and external rotation, and options for found dysfunctions.
  • Discover techniques to release the back erector muscles using gliding strokes and active motion, release the quadratus lumborum in the side bending or sitting position, and release the psoas and iliacus muscles for limitations in the hip flexors.
  • Range of motion evaluation for the knee and how to release muscles that limit extension and flexion.
  • Range of motion evaluation for the ankle and how to release muscles that limit plantar and dorsi flexion, supination, and pronation.
  • Addressing limitations of the ankle through cross fiber friction of the calcaneo-fibular and talofibular ligaments as well as the Achilles tendon.

The course allows you to master body evaluation and experience a high degree of clinical mastery with incredible outcomes.


  • 2 DVDs - 5 hours total
  • Manual - 52 pages
  • 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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