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Structural Massage

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7 CE Hours - E648
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Structural Massage

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Materials

  • Videos - 5 hours total
  • Manual - 52 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

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.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the background to assessment techniques and recall the three ideas that structural massage is based on - ROM evaluation, specific techniques, and working in a vertical position.
  • Describe ROM evaluation for the wrist and assess how to release muscles that limit extension, flexion, supination, and pronation.
  • Describe ROM evaluation for the elbow and assess how to release muscles that limit flexion and extension.
  • Describe ROM evaluation for the shoulder and assess how to release muscles that limit external and internal rotation.
  • Demonstrate how to test for shoulder abduction and observe how to treat any dysfunction of the affected muscles.
  • Evaluate and observe options for correcting a forward shoulder, both high and low.
  • Integrate strength testing for shoulder abduction and rotation.
  • Describe ROM evaluation for the thoracic spine and demonstrate how to eliminate rotation dysfunction.
  • Review ROM evaluation for the back and pelvis. Test for vertebral mobility using the squish test, straight leg raise, seated side bend, ilium upslip or downslip, and spring test.
  • Evaluate for limited internal and external rotation and review treatment 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.
  • Describe ROM evaluation for the knee and demonstrate how to release muscles that limit extension and flexion.
  • Describe ROM evaluation for the ankle and demonstrate how to release muscles that limit plantar and dorsi flexion, supination, and pronation.
  • Address limitations of the ankle through cross fiber friction of the calcaneo-fibular and talofibular ligaments as well as the Achilles tendon.

Course Reviews

Sean Sells, LMT, BCTMB

3/31/2022

Rebecca Chisenhall, LMT

3/10/2022

Meredith Collins, LMT

3/7/2022

Hannah Beck, LMT

2/28/2022

I liked the videos but part of the time the view was blocked so I was not able to see what the therapist was doing.Multiple angles and text boxes would be helpful.

Karen Bush, LMT, BCTMB

2/27/2022

I thoroughly enjoyed the material and the videos. However, most of the questions on the test were not identified in either the videos or the manual. I had already learned the information in A&P in school (or needed a reminder), but needed to look up and confirm information from other sites and materials versus what was included (and paid for) within the course itself. The instructor definitely knows his information and presents it quite nicely, but for test taking purposes, it would be preferable to have all info within the materials provided.

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Instructors

Sean Riehl, CMT

Sean Riehl, CMT

Sean Riehl has been a bodyworker since 1998 when he completed his training program through the Body Therapy Institute in California and subsequently served as an instructor there. Certified in Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, Neuromuscular Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release and Shiatsu, Mr. Riehl established Real Bodywork in 2000 producing high-quality, professional, instructional massage and yoga videos. With over 40 video titles, Real Bodywork is the preeminent producer of videos in the massage training industry.

Mr. Riehl is author, co-creator and instructor on various Institute courses including Neuromuscular Therapy & Advanced Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Myofascial Release, Advanced Anatomy & Pathology, Clinical Massage Therapy, Integrative Massage: Earth, Fire and Spirit, Nerve Mobilization and more.

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