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Upper Trapezius

Course Description

Treatment of the upper trapezius is meat and potatoes (or rice and tofu!) to most massage practices! This course teaches you little-appreciated information and techniques to relax this often stubborn muscle! Learn how to assess not just the tension in the muscle, but how it affects your client's movement patterns and its relationship to breathing dysfunction.



  • 2,700 word course manual with 18 images of anatomy, palpation, assessment, treatment and homecare interventions.
  • 9 video clips demonstrating anatomy, assessment and interventions
  • 6 pages of client self care instructional sheets



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1 Category A CEU 1 PD CEC 1 Category A CEU 1 CEU
2 Primary CEC 2 Primary CEC 1 CEU 2 Primary CEC
2 Credit Hours with NCBTMB



Photograph of Doug AlexanderDoug Alexander holds a biology degree from Carleton University (1982) and is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic (1985). He currently teaches in the Algonquin College Massage Therapy program. Doug supports the education and performance of massage therapists through direct person-to-person education as well as various types of online and technologically supported methods.

Doug edited the RMTAO's Journal of Soft Tissue Manipulation over its decade-long life span, and is the author of two DVD’s on Nerve Mobilization. He is a former faculty member of the American Back Society and the Physical Medicine Research Foundation; he served as a trustee for the Massage Foundation and published over 20 papers in the massage therapy literature. He has particular expertise in neurological and orofacial problems as well as therapist and client self care strategies.



If this course does not help you significantly improve your knowledge or clinical skills, notify us within 30 days of the purchase date and we will refund your purchase price.

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