Acupressure Massage For Pain Relief Certificate Course(5CEU)
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Acupressure Massage For Pain Relief Certificate Course(5CEU)

Use Mark's powerful acupressure massage system for pain relief. The easy step by step method that gives great results!
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Created by Mark Perren-Jones
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 articles
  • 19 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will get a Certificate of Completion when you finish this acupressure massage course from Mark personally
  • You will know how to apply acupressure massage techniques effectively for pain relief
  • You will know how to find the relevant acupressure massage points on the body to stimulate them using specific acupressure massage techniques
  • You will have an excellent knowledge of what works and what doesn't in acupressure massage and why
  • You will be able to help people(or yourself) with back pain, sciatica, neck pain, upper back pain, lower back, knee and shoulder pain by using specific acupressure massage combinations
  • You will be able to differentially diagnose certain pains and where they are coming from and also know how to treat them with acupressure massage techniques
  • You will be able to give remedial exercises to do at home for your massage clients to help alleviate their problems
  • You will have a fundamental understanding of how to self treat your own pains with acupressure massage today!
Requirements
  • If you are going to perform acupressure massage on clients you will need either a massage table or a futon
  • If you are going to do acupressure massage techniques for your partner or friends you can use a bed, a futon, a place on the floor with a few blankets or something to make it softer or if you have one, a massage table
Description

Learn acupressure massage techniques from best-selling instructor, Mark Perren-Jones today!

"This acupressure massage course is informative and enjoyable i really want to just keep going with it I cannot put it down. Learning so many beneficial acupressure massage techniques and skills this course is a secret gem. It was such an engaging and informative course which I could not put down - the most interesting and clearly explained course to date.  Learn from the BEST"

"I loved the acupressure course. I was able to help myself reduce knee and neck pain as well as the other kinds of pain my friends were suffering from." A.D.

"Exceptional acupressure course, having studied various courses with Udemy this I have got say is the best so far... and to top it off simple exercises that you can provide to clients." M.J.

Mark has done acupressure massage for elite athletes, celebrities and even Presidents of Countries.


So what makes my acupressure massage course so different to other courses?

In this acupressure massage course you will learn a methodical, systematic approach to treat each condition just like I do in my massage clinic-not simply learn a few acupressure massage  points and basically just hope for the best which the majority of acupressure massage courses and books tend to teach

In this acupressure massage course we deal with lower back pain and sciatica, neck pain, upper back, shoulder and knee pain. Each painful condition is structured so that you know exactly how to treat your client/friends/family or yourself by using specific acupressure massage techniques.

1. Questioning before doing your acupressure massage treatments

Firstly, you will ask questions about the person's pain so that you gather information about the symptoms/severity etc so that when you see them for their next acupressure massage treatment you can then ask how they have progressed and how their pain is since you last saw them. Or if you are treating yourself you will be able to assess your own progress.

2. Address and remove the causes of the pain.

This is such a vital step which hardly ever is addressed!

Let's say that you or your client/partner/friend has lower back pain and/or sciatica. You do some acupressure massage and give the person some temporary relief but the pain keeps coming back and you have no idea why.

Well, have you addressed what is causing their pain in the first place? 

No...Probably because firstly you have no idea what causes it so the person continues to harm their backs every day and therefore remain in pain.

In this acupressure massage course you will learn exactly what are the major causes of neck, back, shoulder and knee pain and even sciatica and will then be able to remove the causes!

3.Treat the affected areas with acupressure massage techniques and other specific soft tissue release techniques

In this step you will be taught extensively how to treat each condition using both acupressure massage point techniques, trigger point release and other soft tissue techniques to decrease tension, create better blow flow and nutrients to the affected areas. You will learn how to use correct posture, correct depth, how long to treat for , how often should you treat, and so much more!

4. Differential Diagnosis

Here is another incredibly important step! Let's say that you or the person that you want to treat has a painful shoulder. You treat the shoulder but the shoulder shows no improvement. You have no idea why. What if the shoulder pain is not coming from the shoulder but it is actually being referred from the neck? That's right! It is actually a neck pathology that is referring pain to the shoulder. So you need to treat the neck not the shoulder. How do you know? I teach you very simply how to detect where the pain is coming from.

5.Home Exercises after their acupressure massage treatment

Once again, this is such an important step to becoming pain free and i see time and time again people doing the wrong stretches which actually worsens their problem. For example, if a person has lower back pain and/or sciatica due to a disc bulge(almost all sciatic nerve related problems are related to L5-S1 disc problems) then the last thing that you would want to do or advise the person you are treating is to do forward bends, knees to chest exercises and lying on your back bringing your leg across your body-it will worsen your problem. I teach you the exact exercises that have helped tens of thousands of people worldwide for each condition!

6. Self acupressure and trigger points release techniques for home

Here you learn how to self treat using self acupressure massage at home using very simple things that will keep you pain free. I also teach the benefits of foam rolling which is another fabulous method to keep your muscles loose and pain free!


In this acupressure massage course, my objective was to create the most comprehensive, most effective acupressure massage course for pain relief. I believe that i have done this. You will be able to not only help your own pain but also your clients, friends and families pain based on my 20 plus years of experience, training and knowledge.

I truly hope that you enjoy my course!

Mark Perren-Jones

On completion of this course you will receive a certificate from the Isla Verde Spa Training Academy  and also be eligible to join to CTAA if you so desire.

All of Mark's Course are accredited with the CTAA (Complementary Therapists Accredited Association).

On completion of this course, you will have access to join the CTAA if you please. As a member of the CTAA you will receive these benefits:

  1. A Professional Certificate showing that you have full membership with CTAA as a Practitioner.

  2. Access to discounted Therapist Practitioner Insurance with your membership (subject to their Insurance Partners)

  3. Access to their CTAA Logo to place on your Website/Social Media/Email

  4. Free CTAA Directory Listing

  5. Have the opportunity to write a blog/article within the complementary therapy field that you work, that will be shared on their Website and Social Media to enable you to reach a larger audience and have exposure to yourself and your website.



Who this course is for:
  • Anyone can take this course. Acupressure massage is fun, safe and extremely effective in helping people's pain or your own
Course content
Expand all 89 lectures 05:05:37
+ Getting Started
11 lectures 25:09

Hi and welcome to my course.

In this lecture i explain what we are going to be doing throughout the course and the reason why i personally feel that so many courses on acupressure and pressure point therapy are so lacking and why this course will take your therapy that much further when it comes to helping your clients.

Your results will be dramatically better!

Preview 03:47

I would like to explain the horrible captions at times.

What? No, A PDF File! I said PDF file!
01:27

I have created a Facebook group that is for educational purposes so you can ask questions and either I or other students will answer. You can share information and it really is so that we can all help each other to learn, share and have fun.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/546510122869250/

You can join our Facebook group if you want, its a great resource.
00:44

Everything that you are going to learn in this section is written in a PDF file for you to download from the resources here. It will help you to remember the things that I teach you without having to go back through the lectures each time.I have also supplied the acupressure points charts for you as well to download.

Download the summary of this section from the resources here
00:29

So before we get started let's take a look at what we know about how acupressure works from a Western medical perspective and how we are actually affecting the body.

How does acupressure work to relieve pain?
02:08

In this lecture, i talk about the various treatment surfaces that you can use varying from a futon, a massage table, a bed, or even a chair.

The treatment area (lower the table)
02:00

Here is a look at the correct and incorrect ways to perform acupressure. As for any massage technique it is vital to perform them correctly otherwise you will not last long and have injuries which will be very hard to overcome if you get busy.

Acupressure the right and wrong ways to perform it
02:14

It is very important to apply the correct pressure so here i explain what you need to be aware of. Too little pressure and your treatments will have little effect and too much pressure will also be problematic. You must also be aware of the person's age, fragility and physical condition.

How do we apply pressure? The Goldilocks zone.
02:17

You want to make sure that you time your presses correctly as well

How to get the pressure correct
02:52

So it is important to know when you should ask the person to come back and see you.

How often should you treat someone
03:01

These 2 points are really powerful for pain relief. You can include them for whichever pain your are treating.

2 Very Powerful Pain Relieving Points You Can Use On Each Condition
04:10

Let's test your knowledge

Quiz Time
5 questions
+ A Fun Look At Our Anatomy And Physiology.
8 lectures 13:04

Here, for a bit of fun, I teach you some interesting facts about our bodily systems

Welcome to the World's quickest anatomy and physiology lessons
01:51

Let's look at the skin, hair, nails and other parts of the integumentary system in under 2 minutes

The Integumentary System
01:47

And now a look at our skeletal system in under 1 minute!

The Skeletal System
00:53

Lets see our different muscles now.

The Muscular System
01:25

It's time to see how are circulatory system works

The Cardiovascular System.
01:05

So just how does our digestive system work?

The Digestive System
01:24

The communications center for your body-the nervous system

The Nervous System
01:38

And now for a look at our wonderful respiratory system.

The Respiratory System
03:01
+ Treating someone's lower back pain
11 lectures 51:48

I have added the summary of the lectures so that it will help you as to what are the treatments and treatment steps. I recommend that you download it and you can use it as a useful resource so that you remember all of the points.

Download the summary of this section from the resources here
00:29

Please remember if you think someone's condition is too complicated for you or you are unsure as to whether you should treat them or not, please either get them to ask their Doctor if it is ok or refer them to another primary care practitioner.

When in doubt, don't
00:46

OK, let's jump straight into the deep end! In your resources I have supplied you with useful forms if you are going to practice on clients and run a business.

If you are seeing people this will be the most common painful condition that you will treat. More people suffer from lower back pain than any other musculoskeletal condition.

This is a big area to cover but it a job worth doing is worth doing properly.

Helping Lower Back Pain
01:15

It is important for you to get an understanding of the pain, the location, intensity etc before you see a client. Of course, you may skip this but if you are serious and certainly if you have paying clients you will want to get a clear picture of their condition. This is obviously not a complete guide and always always refer on to a Physical Therapist, Doctor etc if you are in any doubts. 

The Hippocratic oath remember is "Do No Harm"



Lower Back Pain Questionnaire
05:04

Here I teach you why the overwhelming majority of people suffer from lower back pain.In order to help your clients lower back pain(or yours) you first need to remove the causes of lower back pain. In this lecture i give you a solid understanding as to why back's 'go out'.

The causes of lower back pain
05:56

Ok, now it is time to do your treatment. Don't forget to use good posture and correct techniques

Ok, it's time to start treating!
01:30

OK, now it's time to get down to doing the acupressure for lower back pain and sciatica.

Treating Lower Back Pain and Sciatica
09:53

Although i have focused on acupressure and trigger point release to treat people therapeutically in this course i wanted to give you more treatment techniques so that you can combine what you want to achieve the best results.

For example, you have someone with lower back pain so you do the lower back acupressure techniques as you have been taught and also do the deep tissue massage techniques as well!

My thinking is this, if i can give you a larger 'therapeutic toolset' then you have not only a wider range to use on your clients but also have an even bigger impact on getting people pain free.

These are the techniques that i use on a daily basis when treating my clients.


Bonus Section! Deep Tissue Massage Techniques for the whole back and neck!
14:59

Here are the best back exercises to help your clients. 

 Probably the most common problem when it comes to people that suffer from lower back pain and/or sciatica is that they don't know what exercises to do and more often than not do exercises that actually make their problems worse! 

Teach your client these exercises for them to do at home.

The best exercises for lower back pain and sciatica
04:20

Here is another short video that you can teach your clients/friends/partners on how they can help their own back pain by using a tennis ball at home. They will love you for it!

A great self treatment to help lower back pain!
02:50

This is a great technique to use for the whole back, whether you have lower back pain, upper back, neck, shoulder or hip pain. Foam rolling is very popular with athletes as it is very much like giving your self a deep tissue massage. Here is a look at how to do it for your back. 

Foam Rolling for the whole back and hips
04:46

Here we go again.

Quiz Time
6 questions
+ Treating someone's neck pain
8 lectures 35:09

I have added the summary of the lectures so that it will help you as to what are the treatments and treatment steps. I recommend that you download it and you can use it as a useful resource so that you remember all of the points.

Download the summary of this section from the resources here
00:11

Apart from the acupressure, once again removing the major cause of neck pain is imperative. Here i show you the major causes of neck pain and also corrective exercises along with the acupressure techniques.

Preview 05:47

We are going to use a variety of soft tissue techniques as well as acupressure and trigger point techniques to release the neck and upper back muscles

Preview 07:13

It is important for you to get an understanding of the pain, the location, intensity etc before you see a client. Of course, you may skip this but if you are serious and certainly if you have paying clients you will want to get a clear picture of their condition. This is obviously not a complete guide and always always refer on to a Physical Therapist, Doctor etc if you are in any doubts. 

The Hippocratic oath remember is "Do No Harm"

Neck Pain Questionnaire
01:12

Here are more great neck techniques that you can utilize on your clients to help with their neck pain. Personally, i would use the acupressure techniques first and then the back and neck deep tissue techniques and you will really get great results!

Bonus Section! Deep Tissue Massage Techniques For The Neck
04:33

Here are some great acupressure points that your client can do at home and also if you have neck pain and need to treat yourself

Preview 05:35

This is what needs to be done as far as neck exercises to relieve their pain

The neck exercises that need to be done between sessions
05:54

Here is what you should look for when you have referred symptoms in the arms or legs and what to do about it if it worsens.

A word about referred pain
04:43
Treating neck pain
3 questions

oh, boy, here we go again!

Quiz Time
5 questions
+ Helping Hip Pain
3 lectures 11:01

To treat hip pain it is important that we address the cause first, and more importantly, know where it is coming from

Preview 05:23

No it is time to do work on their buttock/hip region with acupressure and trigger point release techniques

Acupressure for hip pain
03:25

Here is what I recommend for you to tell the client between sessions

Exercises and home treatment
02:13
+ Treating someone's tennis elbow pain
3 lectures 10:40

Let's take a look at what actually causes this condition

What are the causes of tennis elbow?
01:35

Here are the points that you use to treat them and get them to do at home as well

Preview 06:47

You want them to be doing these exercises as well

The remedial exercises to help them recover fully
02:18
+ Treating someone's carpal tunnel syndrome
3 lectures 06:16

Let's take a look at what carpal tunnel syndrome actually is

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
02:01

Now it is time to do the acupressure points

How to do acupressure for carpal tunnel syndrome.
02:34

Now once the person has done the acupressure they need to do these stretches

The exercises and stretches for carpal tunnel syndrome
01:41
+ Treating someone's shoulder pain
8 lectures 27:13

I have added the summary of the lectures so that it will help you as to what are the treatments and treatment steps. I recommend that you download it and you can use it as a useful resource so that you remember all of the points.

Download the summary of this section from the resources here
00:11

When it come to treating shoulder pain there are several things that we need to address first. Is the pain coming from the shoulder or is it coming from the neck?

You can imagine how useless your treatment will be if you are treating shoulder pain as a shoulder problem when it is actually shoulder pain that is being refereed due to a neck problem.


Helping someone's Shoulder Pain
01:06

When you see your client it is important to question them about their shoulder so that you not only get an understanding of their problem regarding how long they have had the pain, how severe it is, if certain movements make it worse or better, etc. 

Then when you see them the following visit you will be able to see if they have improved or not based on your initial treatment.

Shoulder Pain Questionnaire
01:12

It is vitally important that you work out where the pain is coming from so that you know what treatment to do. If you are not sure if it is a neck or shoulder problem simply do the treatment for the neck and the shoulder and give the person both the neck exercises and also the shoulder exercises. Then you will get both.

Where is the pain coming from? Your shoulder or your neck?
07:41

OK, so of course we need to know what the causes of shoulder pain are. Here i explain the major causes and ways to counteract certain actions that are injurious to shoulders. I also show a simple stretch to do if you do need to do a lot of work with your shoulders to help them further.

The causes of shoulder pain
04:30

We want to do acupressure throughout the upper back and shoulder region even if it a shoulder related problem because so many muscles are involved. If you found that the shoulder pain is stemming from the neck then do the neck treatment and give them the neck exercises. If you are not entirely sure where it is coming from still, do the neck and should treatment and give them both the neck exercises and the shoulder exercises.

Treating shoulder pain with acupressure's most powerful points.
06:18

I have simplified the shoulder stretches to a minimum using a couple that work for almost every should problem. I also give you a nice way to get your clients to work on their shoulders at home in between treatments. 


Stretches for the shoulder. No.1
02:48

This is one of the best stretches to help virtually all shoulder problems. It is simple, easy to do and can have miraculous results!

Stretches for the shoulder. No.2
03:26
Treating Shoulder pain
3 questions

Ok, let us see how much you have retained.

Quiz time again
3 questions
+ Treating someone's knee pain
9 lectures 22:50

I have added the summary of the lectures so that it will help you as to what are the treatments and treatment steps. I recommend that you download it and you can use it as a useful resource so that you remember all of the points.

Download the summary of this section from the resources here
00:11

Knee pain can also be treated effectively through a variety or treatments. We once again look at what techniques and points to use but also which rehab exercises are necessary for a full recovery

Helping Knee Pain
00:54

When you see your client it is important to question them about their knee pain so that you not only get an understanding of their problem regarding how long they have had the pain, how severe it is, if certain movements make it worse or better, etc. but you can the reassess them on their return visit

Knee Pain Questionnaire
01:08

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to what causes knee pain. Obviously if you wrench or twist you knee then you will know about it but many knees become painful without any major incidents. Here i explain in detail why this occurs.

The causes of knee pain
05:40

Now it's time to use soft tissue techniques and acupressure to help the knee pain.

Treating knee pain with Acupressure's most powerful points.
05:53

Here is the first of 4 exercises that will help regain range of movement in the knee and decrease pain. 

Knee Exercise 1
02:25

Here is the second of 4 exercises that will help regain range of movement in the knee and decrease pain. 

Knee Exercise 2
01:46

Here is the third of 4 exercises that will help regain range of movement in the knee and decrease pain. 

Knee Exercise 3
01:51

Here is the fourth of 4 exercises that will help regain range of movement in the knee and decrease pain. 

Knee Exercise 4
03:02

Let's see how much you have learnt when it comes to treating knee pain

Treating knee pain
3 questions

Thinking caps on!

Quiz time
5 questions
+ Treating someone's upper back pain
4 lectures 10:33

Upper back pain is a very common condition and here is a really effective way to help treat this.  It is very often caused by the forward head position and spending too much time at the computer without a break.

Helping Upper Back Pain
00:58

When you see your client it is important to question them about their upper back so that you not only get an understanding of their problem regarding how long they have had the pain, how severe it is, if certain movements make it worse or better, etc. but you can the reassess them on their return visit


Upper Back Pain Questionnaire
01:05

Work over and over this area with your techniques and your client will be in 7th heaven. 

Treating upper back pain with acupressure's most powerful points
03:44

This is a great technique to loosen the vertebral joints. They get so stiff being in a static flexed position especially in front of the computer so here we do the opposite motion putting the thoracic spine into extension and of course don't forget the tennis ball technique!

Thoracic extensions- a great technique for upper back pain and stiffness!
04:46

Here we go again

Quiz time
2 questions