Washingon Massage Continuing Education Courses

Treatment of Shoulder Injuries and MSDT for the Shoulder with Brian Utting (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Join Brian for two tax-deductible CE classes in Reykjavik, Iceland on May 4-5th, 2019, in one of the most breathtaking places on earth. Iceland has stunning views, interesting people, and a diverse and beautiful landscape.

A lot of our clients suffer from chronic rotator cuff injuries that seem to stubbornly persist using conventional massage techniques. Learn precise and specific orthopedic assessments and thumbs-free techniques to identify and successfully treat some of the most common injuries to the subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, long head of the biceps, and acromioclavicular joint. The class will include a review of rotator cuff anatomy, palpation of the rotator cuff muscles and related structures, and instruction in appropriate treatment massage techniques to treat the soft tissue lesions. You will also receive a detailed 30-page handbook for future reference.

"This shoulder class was the best class and instruction I've ever had." - Deborah Luger

"This is the best Continuing Education workshop I've taken, out of 120+ CE hours." - Julio Otazo

The shoulders are meant to float freely on the ribcage, held in elegant suspension by 16 muscles, but very often they are restricted, stuck down, and in pain. In the morning, you will learn to effectively liberate some of the major anterior structures of the shoulder girdle (such as the pectoralis minor, subclavius, and subscapularis), and help to give your clients a feeling of ease and freedom in their shoulders that reaches all the way around to their back.

In the afternoon, we will work with the shoulder girdle from the side-lying position. Besides being deeply comforting and relaxing, skilled side-lying work gives you excellent access to the structures of the shoulder. You will learn specific, effective, and potent techniques for releasing the muscles of the shoulder girdle, including the trapezius, rhomboids, latissimus dorsi, serratus anterior, levator scapula, subscapularis, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, pectoralis minor, and the surrounding fascia. We sometimes think of side-lying work as primarily for pregnant women, but almost all of your clients can benefit from skilled side-lying work in this area, and it feels wonderful.

The day will focus on straightforward, muscle-specific techniques that can be immediately applied in practice. Body mechanics will also be a focus of this class, as well as proper use of fingers and elbows to save wear and tear on joints.

At the end of the weekend, you will know how to identify and treat the most common injuries to the shoulder, and to balance and create a supportive foundation for the shoulder girdle, as well as creating states of deep relaxation for your clients.

"This was the best CE class I've ever taken." -Tyler Rapke

"I haven't felt this kind of freedom in my shoulders since before massage school! I have definitely been enjoying my wings." -Amy Ross

Date and Time: Saturday and Sunday, May 4th-5th, 9am-6pm each day

Tuition: $150 per day with a non-refundable $75 deposit, or $275 for both days ($100 deposit required). You have the option to pay any day’s deposit (the balance will be due at class), or pay for the 2-class package in full.

Registration: A non-refundable  deposit is required to save your space. Click here to pay the deposit in USD online. The balance is due at class, payable to the instructor, by cash or check only.

Please note that you are responsible for your own travel and lodging arrangements for your stay in Reykjavik. If you have questions, you can contact Finnbogi in Reykjavik at nudd@nuddskoli.is, or contact Brian in Seattle at info@pnwschool.com.

For more information or additional class listings, please visit www.pnwschool.com.

Taught By Brian Utting
When Saturday, May 04, 2019 09:00 AM
Where Nuddskoli School, Reykjavik, Iceland
Seattle, WA 98117
CE Hours 16
Price $150 per day with a non-refundable $75 deposit, or $275 for both days ($100 deposit required).
Posted Thursday, February 28, 2019 02:14 PM