Training and Workshops for
Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s)

CERTIFICATION Advanced OM Fall 2017

Course Summary

Event date: Mon 11-09-2017 08:30 am
Event End Date: Mon 23-10-2017 17:30 pm
Original Price $ 1,413
Discounted Price $ 997
Location Seminars for Health, Calgary

OM Become Certified

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Become Certified as an Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) Therapist.

Join us for the Advanced OM certification.

Course 1: Introduction to OM (Orthopedic Massage). Date:  Monday, September 11, 2017

Course 2Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Forearm, wrist and Hand. Date: Monday, September 11, 2017

Course 3Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Anterior NeckDate: Monday, September 18, 2017

Course 4: Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Posterior Neck.  Date: Monday, September 18, 2017

Course 5: Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Chest and Anterior Shoulder. Date: Monday, September 25, 2017

Course 6Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Rotator CuffDate: Monday, September 25, 2017

Course 7Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Lumbar/SIDate: Monday, October 02, 2017

Course 8Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of thHip and Thigh. Date: Monday, October 02, 2017

Course 9Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Leg and Foot. Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

 What is Advanced Orthopedic Massage?

Advanced Orthopedic Massage is based on the principle of massaging with respect to the musculature’s anatomy. You will be presented with concepts created by your instructor such as: muscle base, scooping and vector of force. Additionally, because the body is designed to move, a strong emphasis of this course is on moving the joints to produce the desired effect - a return to health. Enhance your skills to massage like an orthopaedic surgeon, with precision and results.

How can your clients  benefit from Advanced Orthopedic Massage (OM)?

This course will dramatically change your client’s progress and response to treatment.
Learn how to implement Orthopedic Massage in your regular practice and understand it in reference to pathologies.
Invest in YOURSELF and lengthen your career with improved body mechanics.

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Specifics of each Advanced OM course

Anterior Neck: Learn how to move the upper and lower c-spine and learn how to apply OM (Orthopedic Massage) to the following muscles: SCM, anterior, middle and posterior scalenes and longus colli.

Posterior Neck: Learn how to precisely locate all origins and insertions of the muscles attaching on the cranium, transverse processes and spinous processes. You will learn how to apply OM (Orthopedic Massage) to the following muscles: Splenii, Semispinalis capitis, Suboccipitals, Levator scapulae, Rhomboids and ES on prone, supine and sideline.

Chest and Anterior Shoulder: Learn how to move the shoulder joint as well as learning how to apply orthopedic massage to the following muscles:  Scalenes, Pectoralis Major, Pectoralis Minor and Serratus Anterior, Teres Major, Latissimus Dorsi and Subscapularis.

Rotator Cuff: Learn how to integrate movement of the shoulder joint and how to apply orthopedic massage to the following muscles: Upper Trapezius, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres minor, Teres major and Subscapularis.

Lumbar and SI Joint: Learn how to apply OM (Orthopedic Massage) to the following muscles: ES, QL, Deep paraspinals, Piriformis. Due to the many people that suffer from SI joint dysfunction and low back pain, this course will teach you which muscles to focus on and how to treat or not treat those suffering. You will also learn how to ‘open’ the lower back, taking care not to destabilize the SI joints during treatment.

Hip and Thigh: This course focuses on the hip joint, to help your clients with osteoarthritis and tight hips in general. You will learn how to move the hip joint, apply joint play and execute orthopedic massage to the following muscles: Gluteus medius, minimus, piriformis, iliacus, hamstring and TFL.

Leg and Foot: Learn to treat the foot and leg using the principles of OM. Focus includes: the ankle joint (joint play) and foot and the muscles of the calf and leg: gastrocnemius, soleus, tibialis anterior, posterior, peroneus longus, brevis, plantar fascia and the Flexor hallucis longus.

Forearm, Wrist and Hand: Learn to precisely locate all origins and insertions of the muscles attaching on the elbow and wrist. You will learn how to apply OM (Orthopedic Massage) to the following muscles: Wrist flexors, extensors, pronator teres and supinator.


Credits per course

NHPC: 5  |  RMTA: 4  |  MTAA: 4  |  MTAS: 4  |  MTAM: 4  |  CRMTA: 4  |  NCBTMB: 4


Mara Linda

Your instructors, Linda Hoppe and Mara Boaru are passionate about musculoskeletal anatomy and Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage). They are both devoted to helping students perfect techniques. They are your OM specialists and have been the senior instructors in Advanced OM and Treatment at MRU for more than 20 years.

What to bring to the seminars?



Large and small towels

Oil / Lotion / Gel

All the energy and enthusiasm you possess

Massage tables are provided


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