Successful Orthopedic Approach for Massage Therapists. Become an Orthopedic Massage Therapist.



Achieve a deeper healing potential and retain your clientele with this essential Orthopedic Massage. This course was developed for RMTs based on the application of physiotherapy. Your instructors, trained in both physiotherapy and massage therapy will present you with original concepts 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.


How can your clients benefit from SFH Orthopedic Massage?


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.

Proof of Attendance versus Certification

  1. Students complete our classes and receive our “proof of attendance”. They still receive the allotted amount of credits specified by their association and do not need to complete an exam.
  2. Students complete our “Certification” after they successfully write our exam.  If they pass all exams required (if more than one), then they will receive a final SFH certificate stating that they completed all requirements to be a “Certified Therapist”.

SFH Certification requirements (as of 2020)  

  1. Students must be present for the whole duration of the course length to become certified.  
  2. Students must participate and safely execute all hands-on components of the course.  
  3. Students must pass the final written exam. 

Please note that the instructors have the right to ask the students to execute any hands-on component at any time. Refusal will deny you from the exam process and, subsequently, your certification.  

SFH instructors hold the right to refuse students from writing the final exam if they feel that the participant cannot safely perform the material despite adequate training.  

Upon class Completion:  

You will receive an email, including an electronic version of your proof of attendance. Upon registration, make sure you enter your information correctly to ensure this happens. We collect your email address, first name and last name (please give us the name you wish to have on your proof of attendance).  

Upon Certificate Completion:  

You will receive an email that includes an electronic version of your certificate and instructions on how to promote your new skill set and service. It can take up to three weeks to receive this email. When registering, please make sure you enter your information correctly. We will require an email address, first name and last name (please give us the name you wish to have printed on your certificate).   

We will directly submit your certificate to the following associations: MTAA, CMMOTA, CRMTA, & NHPC.  

 Pre-purchased official certifications will be mailed to you three weeks after you have passed the exam. Please do not call the office to find out your results. 


Benefits of being an SFH Certified Therapist

Proof that you have understood the course content to the level where SFH is confident that you can safely incorporate their teachings into your practice.

Giving you full confidence that you understood the material to safely put it into your practice.

Proudly promote to your clientele that you are officially SFH certified.

Proficiency in your peers.


Who qualifies to take this course?


Prerequisite: Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Nurses, and Osteopaths.

2nd Year Massage Therapy students who have completed Pathology are welcome.



Orthopedic Massage Program – Specifics of each regional course


Fundamentals of Orthopedic Massage: Rise above to provide the best treatment your clients crave. Provide corrective care that brings recovery. This is muscle therapy that will raise your practice to the next level.

Prepare yourself for your journey of Orthopedic Massage certification. Learn the fundamental steps involved in this superior approach created by Seminars for Health. This path will give you the foundation to begin your Orthopedic Massage practice confidently. Incorporate this methodology, become transformed and reach your real 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 most significant difference with Orthopedic Massage.

Orthopedic Massage: Chest and Anterior Shoulder – Collapse posture is becoming the norm. Create a lasting opening that affects the entire body.

Forward positioning of the body is an 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)

Orthopedic Massage: Rotator Cuff – Regain the natural fluidity of the shoulder joint.

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

Orthopedic Massage: Anterior Neck – Be confident to work safely and effectively around vulnerable structures. Eliminate the compression that restricts mobility.

People are living with constant pain and searching for relief. Achieve the best results by regaining segmental C-spine upper and lower mobility to reduce muscle load. An Orthopedic Massage 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.

Orthopedic Massage: Posterior Neck – Release the load that burdens your clients.

Too often people endure constant pain and need relief. The complicated neck is vulnerable and prone to injuries. Forward positioning of the head is an epidemic. Achieve results by identifying affected postural structures through accurate 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 Orthopedic Massage practices.  Obtain lasting relief for clients suffering from a postural strain, whiplash, tension headache, and stiff neck.

Orthopedic Massage: Lumbar and SI Joint Affect the entire body by bringing balance to the connection of the spine and the pelvis.

Facet joints are not meant to bear load creating pain and m

uscle tension. Orthopedic Massage releases spinal pressure forming ‘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 Orthopedic Massage of the Hip and Thigh Training Course

Orthopedic Massage: Hip and Thigh – Give the hip and thigh the attention it deserves. It bears the most load, yet is often undertreated.

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 the quality of life with lasting effects.

Advanced Orthopedic Massage of the Leg and Foot Training Course

Orthopedic Massage: Leg and Foot – Pain, restriction, and imbalances of the leg and foot affect the entire body. Achieve lasting relief with each step your client takes.

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

Orthopedic Massage: Forearm, Wrist, and Hand – With the addition and dependency of electronic devices, everyone needs treatment.

Repetitive and overuse of electronic devices 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. Orthopedic Massage Therapists excel at providing a specific protocol to best target the muscle belly, the tendon, and musculotendinous junction. Get results by providing uplifting and preventative care with Orthopedic Massage techniques.

Credits per course: NHPC: 5   |  CMMOTA: 4   |  MTAA: 4  |  MTAS: 4  |  MTAM: 4  |  CRMTA: 4  |  NCBTMB: 4