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Certification Program – Advanced Orthopedic Massage

$1,575.00 $1,099.00
Grande Prairie
Sat – Wed Apr 7 – Nov 28 8am – noon
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Certification program- Advanced Orthopedic Massage


Mike Horne
Mike Horne
Mara Boaru
Mara Boaru
Creator and instructor of Intraoral TMJ with Precision and co-instructor of the Advance OM (Orthopedic Massage) certification courses, Mara provides superior instruction, explaining distinct specifics of finger placement, to effect best treatment results.

Become Certified as an Advanced OM Therapist

Sat April 7 from 8:00 to 12:00 Introduction to OM

Sat April 7 from 1:00 to 5:00 Advanced OM of the Forearm Wrist & Hand

Sun April 8 from 8:00 to 12:00 Advanced OM of the Anterior Neck

Sun April 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 Advanced OM of the Posterior Neck

Mon Nov 26 from 8:00 to 12:00 Advanced OM of the Chest and Anterior Shoulder

Mon Nov 26 from 1:00 to 5:00 Advanced OM of the Rotator Cuff

Tue Nov 27 from 8:00 to 12:00 Advanced OM of the Lumbar/SI

Tue Nov 27 from 1:00 to 5:00 Advanced OM of the Hip & Thigh

Wed Nov 28 from 8:00 to 12:00 Advanced OM of the Leg & Foot


What is Advanced Orthopedic Massage (OM)?

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.

Specifics of each Advanced OM course

Introduction to Orthopedic Massage: Prepare yourself towards your journey of OM certification. Learn the fundamental steps involved to this superior approach created by Seminars for Health. This path will give you the foundation to confidently begin your OM practice. Incorporate this methodology, become transformed and reach your true potential. Once you understand these principles, bring them into your practice to become the best you can be. Be satisfied that you are making the greatest difference with Orthopedic Massage.

Advanced OM of the Anterior Neck: People are living with constant pain and searching for relief. Achieve best results by regaining segmental C-spine upper and lower mobility to reduce muscle load. An OM therapist gains essential anatomical knowledge and execution of targeted advanced techniques. Understand comprehensible steps to perform a safe and effective treatment. Expertly perform the most precise, safe Longus Colli release technique created by Seminars for Health. Specialize in the highest demand body region, the neck.

Advanced OM of the Posterior Neck: Too often people endure constant pain and are in need of relief. The complex neck is vulnerable and prone to injuries. Forward positioning of the head is epidemic. Achieve results by identifying affected postural structures through precise palpation with confidence. Orthopedic Massage provides optimal recovery, eliminating the extreme tension while maintaining stability. Provide the ability to access deep and superficial posterior neck muscles with OM practices. Obtain lasting relief for clients suffering from postural strain, whiplash, tension headache and stiff neck.

Advanced OM of the Chest and Anterior Shoulder: Forward positioning of the body is epidemic. Your Orthopedic Massage will powerfully influence this growing problem by restoring chest expansion and correcting shoulder alignment. Release and minimize the persistent upper body tension linked to forward positioning. Resolve the conditions rooted with postural alignment issues. Transform your client’s overall health. (Clients who can especially benefit: Office workers, hair stylists, dental hygienists, office workers, teenagers and massage therapists)

Advanced OM of the Rotator Cuff: Upgrade your skills. Master the highly effective OM techniques that treat debilitating tendinopathy. Execute targeted dynamic movement respecting the synergistic relationship between the rotator cuff muscles, the thoracic cage and spine. Provide lasting and permanent pain relief and create optimal function.

Advanced OM of the Lumbar and SI Joint: Facet joints are not meant to bear load creating pain and muscle tension. Orthopedic Massage releases spinal pressure creating ‘Opening’ by targeting key junctions to eliminate the source of pain immediately. Adding segmental mobility and targeted muscle work will restore pain-free postural balance. Perform a focused lumbar or SI treatment. Become empowered, provide relief and slow down the overwhelming number of back pain sufferers.

Advanced OM of the Hip and Thigh: The hip is the quickest joint to show age; the effects are devastating. We are becoming a sitting, immobile society; showing an increase of osteoarthritis. Master Orthopedic Massage and influence the healing of the hip joint, capsule, muscle junction and attachment. Increase range of motion, flexibility, improve joint health, activity performance and slow down the aging process. Be part of preventative and restorative care. Provide quality of life with lasting effects.

Advanced OM of the Leg and Foot: Often unresolved foot and leg problems can lead to conditions that require care. The complexity of this weigh bearing, intricate region is highly responsive to OM treatment provided to both joints and muscles. Restore foot function and unload the muscles with dynamic OM specific joint mobilizations methods. Be part of preventative and restorative care.

Advanced OM of the Forearm, Wrist and Hand: Repetitive and overused of electronic devices clearly affect everyone, even if they don’t know it. Muscle imbalances and premature wear-and-tear of the joints, possibly leading to nerve compression. Bring awareness to unknown potential conditions before it becomes problematic. This can be treated optimally with Orthopedic Massage. OM Therapists excel at providing specific protocol to best target the muscle belly, the tendon and musculotendinous junction. Get results by providing uplifting and preventative care with OM techniques.

Credits per body region course: NHPC: 5 | RMTA: 4 | MTAA: 4 | MTAS: 4 | MTAM: 4 | CRMTA: 4 | NCBTMB: 4

Class times

Sat – Wed Apr 7 – Nov 28 8am – noon
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What to bring

  • Sheets
  • Massage Table
  • Pillow
  • Large and small towels
  • Oil / Lotion / Gel
  • All the energy and enthusiasm you possess




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Grande Prairie, Alberta T8X4K7 Canada
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I learned TMJ massage at school but not at this level of depth. My fingers feel comfortable navigating and my clients are at ease receiving this precise and often vulnerable work. Mara is a gifted instructor and is an expert with this material.

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