Welcome to structural massage. This course includes almost 5 hours of video footage, a 48 page manual and a two page testing sheet. The manual and testing sheets are in pdf format. Each lesson includes text from the manual below the video footage, but you may want to download the full manual for easier viewing.
This class also includes access to our 3d anatomy viewer which allows you to rotate the body and view 120 muscles and 100 bones with detailed info on each.
Welcome to Structural Massage
Welcome to our class. You can download the 48 page manual and testing sheets here. Also, a little bit about your instructor.
Muscle and Bone Anatomy Viewer for Structural Massage
As part of this course, you have access to our 3d anatomy viewer. Click a label to view a muscle. Click anywhere else to rotate the model. Click/hold and drag right or left to control rotation. There are 5 stops where the labels are clickable. The bottom right graphic shows you where you are. Search […]
Introduction to Structural MassageFree Preview
This lesson discusses the three ideas that structural massage is based on- rom evaluation, specific techniques, and working in a vertical position.
This lesson shows how to perform a full body ROM evaluation that is simple, easy and quick. It includes a downloadable testing sheet that will guide your work and allows you to record your session.
Wrist1: Limited extension
This lesson shows how to work the muscles that limited extension, specifically the flexor carpi ulnaris, flexor carpi radialis and palmaris longus.
Wrist2: Limited flexionFree Preview
This lesson shows how to work the muscles that limited wrist flexion, which includes the wrist extensor muscles.
Wrist3: Limited supination
Shows how to increase supination by releasing the pronator teres muscle.
Wrist4: Limited pronation
Increase pronation by releasing the supinator muscle.
Wrist5: Thumb flexors
Release the thumb flexor muscles.
Elbow1: Introduction and testing
Discusses the muscles that control the elbow and shows the how to test for limitation.
Elbow2: Limited flexion
Release the muscles that cause limited elbow flexion- work on the triceps.
Elbow3: Limited extension
This lesson shows how to work the biceps in cases of limited elbow extension.
Shoulder1: Limited external rotation
Learn how to evaluate and treat a shoulder that has limited external rotation.
Shoulder2: Limited internal rotation
Shows to to release the muscles that restrict internal rotation.
This lesson shows how to test for shoulder abduction, and how to treat any disfunction in the muscles.
Shoulder4: Forward shoulder
This lesson shows to to evaluate and treat a forward shoulder that is either forward and high, or forward and low.
Shoulder: Strength testing
This lesson shows how to perform a strength test for shoulder abduction, internal and external rotation.
Neck1: Introduction and testing
Learn how to test for rotation and lateral flexion.
Shows how to use a variety of techniques into increase neck range of motion- specifically the rotation motion.
Neck3: Limited lateral flexion
Shows to to increase lateral flexion in the upper and lower neck.
This lesson shows how to remove rotation dysfunction from the thoracic spine.
How to perform the squish test, straight leg raise, seated side bend, ilium upslip or downslip, and spring test for vertebral mobility.
Back-Pelvis2: Upslip and downslip treatment
This lesson shows how to address an upslip and downslip ilium.
Back-Pelvis3: Limited Internal or external hip rotation
This lesson shows how to evaluate for limited internal and external rotation and treat any dysfunction you find.
Back-Pelvis4: Erector treatment
This lesson shows how to release the back erector muscles using gliding strokes and active motion.
Back-Pelvis5: Limited side bending
This lesson shows how to release the QL in side bending and sitting.
Back-Pelvis6: Hip flexors
This lesson shows how to release the psoas and iliacus muscles.
Knee1: Limited flexion
This lesson shows how to correct limited knee flexion by releasing the quadriceps muscles.
Knee2: Limited extension
This lesson shows how to test for knee extension, and how to release the hamstrings and gastrocnemius muscles to increase function.
Ankle1: Introduction and testing
This lesson shows how to test the ankle.
Ankle2: Limited plantar flexion
This lesson shows to to test for plantar flexion and release the tibialis anterior muscle.
Ankle3: Limited dorsi flexion
This lesson shows how to test and treat the gastrocnemius and soleus if involved in limiting dorsi flexion.
Ankle4: Limited supination
This lesson shows how to release the peroneus braves and longus if they are restricting supination.
Ankle5: Limited pronation
Shows how to address restricted pronation.
Shows how to address the calcaneo-fibular and talofibular ligaments using cross fiber friction massage.
Shows how to apply cross fiber friction massage to the achilles tendon.