Structural Massage

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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.

Lessons

Welcome to Structural Massage

Length: 1 minutesComplexity: Easy

Welcome to our class. You can download the 48 page manual and testing sheets here. Also, a little bit about your instructor.

Introduction to Structural Massage

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Length: 6 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson discusses the three ideas that structural massage is based on- rom evaluation, specific techniques, and working in a vertical position.

ROM Evaluation

Length: 13 minutesComplexity: Easy

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

Length: 8 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows how to work the muscles that limited extension, specifically the flexor carpi ulnaris, flexor carpi radialis and palmaris longus.

Wrist2: Limited flexion

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Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows how to work the muscles that limited wrist flexion, which includes the wrist extensor muscles.

Elbow2: Limited flexion

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Release the muscles that cause limited elbow flexion- work on the triceps.

Elbow3: Limited extension

Length: 9 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows how to work the biceps in cases of limited elbow extension.

Shoulder3: Abduction

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows how to test for shoulder abduction, and how to treat any disfunction in the muscles.

Shoulder4: Forward shoulder

Length: 20 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows to to evaluate and treat a forward shoulder that is either forward and high, or forward and low.

Shoulder: Strength testing

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows how to perform a strength test for shoulder abduction, internal and external rotation.

Neck2: Rotation

Length: 9 minutesComplexity: Easy

Shows how to use a variety of techniques into increase neck range of motion- specifically the rotation motion.

Thoracic Spine

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows how to remove rotation dysfunction from the thoracic spine.

Back-Pelvis1: Testing

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Easy

How to perform the squish test, straight leg raise, seated side bend, ilium upslip or downslip, and spring test for vertebral mobility.

Back-Pelvis4: Erector treatment

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows how to release the back erector muscles using gliding strokes and active motion.

Knee1: Limited flexion

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows how to correct limited knee flexion by releasing the quadriceps muscles.

Knee2: Limited extension

Length: 15 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows how to test for knee extension, and how to release the hamstrings and gastrocnemius muscles to increase function.

Ankle3: Limited dorsi flexion

Length: 15 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows how to test and treat the gastrocnemius and soleus if involved in limiting dorsi flexion.

Ankle4: Limited supination

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

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This lesson shows how to release the peroneus braves and longus if they are restricting supination.

Ankle6: Ligaments

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Shows how to address the calcaneo-fibular and talofibular ligaments using cross fiber friction massage.

Ankle7: Tendons

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Shows how to apply cross fiber friction massage to the achilles tendon.