The Acupressure Masterclass For Maximal Pain Relief
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A Certificate Course-An Acupressure course like no other! Treat your clients, friends, family or your own pains.
4.6 (35 ratings)
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Created by Mark Perren-Jones
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will get a Certificate of Completion when you finish this course from Mark personally
  • Know how to apply acupressure effectively for pain relief
  • Know how to find the relevant points on the body
  • Will have an excellent knowledge of what works and what doesn't in acupressure and why
  • Will be able to help people(or yourself) with back pain, sciatica, neck pain, upper back pain, lower back, knee and shoulder pain
  • Will be able to differentially diagnose certain pains and where they are coming from and also know how to treat them
  • Will be able to give remedial exercises to do at home for their clients to help alleviate their problems
  • Will have a fundamental understanding of how to self treat your own pains.
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  • If you are going to perform the treatments on clients you will need either a massage table or a futon
  • If you are going to do this 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

"This course is informative and enjoyable i really want to just keep going with it I cannot put it down, .learning so many beneficial 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"

"Once again, the best specialize information. I love the way Mark gets straight to the point without holding out important information. Great job, top of the line instructor/teacher please keep it up."

This is the World's Most Comprehensive Acupressure Course!

Yes i understand that what i have just written is a very big claim. There are literally hundreds of books, videos, DVD's and courses on acupressure so what makes this so different to all of the rest?

I have been an acupuncturist and pain specialist for more than 25 years and have helped thousands of people throughout the world. I have looked at so many acupressure courses and kept seeing so many, what i believe, are glaring problems with them so i felt compelled to design my own course that would be so complete that people who do the course would be able to not only help their clients, friends, partners but also themselves.

So what makes my course so different?

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

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.

1. Questioning.

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 the following time 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 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 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 and other specific soft tissue release techniques

In this step you will be taught extensively how to treat each condition using both acupressure 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

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 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 course, my objective was to create the most comprehensive, most effective acupressure 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

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone can take this course. It is fun, safe and extremely effective in helping people's pain or your own
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Curriculum For This Course
60 Lectures
Getting Started
7 Lectures 17:10

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 04:05

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)

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?

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.

Preview 01:48

It is vital that when you start treating people you use correct techniques. If not, very soon you will be in worse condition than your client. I go through step by step what you MUST do when treating so that you can effectively treat clients again and again without fear of injury.

Your posture and body mechanics are vitally important!

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.

Preview 01:57

You will find that just using your thumbs will be tiresome at times so here are a few alternatives that you can use especially if you need to treat large people.

Different Acupressure Techniques
Ankle Sprains/Foot Pain/Ankle Pain
1 Lecture 19:33

Here is what you need to do to treat ankle pain, sprains and strains.Here we look at dealing primarily with ankle sprains-the most common ankle pain. I teach you not only the acupressure points but also what you need to do to treat an ankle sprain from taping to rehabilitation exercises.

Preview 19:33
Treating someone's lower back pain
11 Lectures 51:44

OK, let's jump straight into the deep end!

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.

Preview 02:03

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

Here is an excerpt from my back pain course to 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'.

Preview 03:34

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

Treating Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

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 videos are from my deep tissue course and 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!

Here are more techniques for you to use on the upper back and shoulders.

Bonus Section! Deep Tissue Back Sequence continued.

Here are the best back exercises to help your clients. The video here is an excerpt from my back pain course( if you would like to know how to treat people's back pain and sciatica-or your own you can find discounted coupons for the course at the end of this course)

 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

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!

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. If you are interested in getting this foam roller click or copy and paste this link to see it

Foam Rolling for the whole back and hips

Let's see how much you have learnt. Here is a little quiz to test your knowledge. Good luck!

Treating lower back pain
3 questions

In the course i talk about using acupressure on the bladder channel on the back. Here are some charts to give you a better understanding of the point's locations.

You will also see the points that i use in the lower back sciatica section on the legs which are UB 36, UB 40 and UB 57.

Again, at the base of the skull, in the neck section you can see the points there as well in the charts. Like i tell you in the course, there is no need to get overly bogged down in the points. A simple understanding as to where they are in sufficient. You will be very effective in treating people with all of the techniques and knowledge that i teach you to get them pain free.

Acupressure point charts for the back and neck.

Here are some charts that show trigger points locations. As I mention in the course, you are going to have an effect on helping the person's pain whether you press on acupressure points, trigger points and ashi points. Ashi points in Chinese medicine are simply points that are painful. So, as you work the persons muscles, if they tell you that you are on a particularly painful point give it extra work(keep pressing on it for a longer amount of time). 

Trigger point charts
Treating someone's neck pain
6 Lectures 37:56

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.

Helping Neck Pain

Let's see how much you have learnt. Here is a quick little quiz to test your knowledge

Neck Pain Questionnaire

The Major Causes Of Neck Pain

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

Treating Neck pain with acupressure

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

These are the only exercises you will need to do. Do not do any other neck exercises whilst you are, or your client, is in pain..just these two.

The best exercises for neck pain

Treating neck pain
3 questions
Treating someone's shoulder pain
7 Lectures 27:10

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

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.

Preview 01:21

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?

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

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.

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. 

( If you have a client that is not responding or has a very seriously painful shoulder then you may want to get my complete shoulder course-discounted coupons are at the end of this course)

Stretches for the shoulder. No.1

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

Treating Shoulder pain
3 questions
Treating someone's upper back pain
4 Lectures 10:34

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

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

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

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!
Treating someone's knee pain
8 Lectures 22:54

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

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

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

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.

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

Knee Exercise 1

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

Knee Exercise 2

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

Knee Exercise 3

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

Knee Exercise 4

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

Treating knee pain
3 questions
Treating your own pain
1 Lecture 00:32

So what about treating your own pain? After all, you need to be pain free to treat other people. Here is a summary of what you can do-which by the way is exactly what i do, it seems even though i have a spa with my therapists, receiving treatments are few and far between.

Treating your own pains.
Other important factors
4 Lectures 09:13

One of the most poorly understood and most often asked question i get is whether to ice ice or heat to help your pain. Here i clear up this issue.

When should you use ice and heat?

Here is a list of foods that both help with pain and inflammation and others that cause inflammation. It is important that you try to do your best at eating well to give yourself the best chance of becoming pain free quickly.

Foods that create inflammation and foods that decrease inflammation

A great way to help your pain or those of your clients! Make your own with all natural ingredients-chemical free! 

If you want to buy the essential oils and carrier oils, bottles, jars etc that I have recommended in the salve lecture. There is a great company with  high quality oils and very reasonably priced

You can see the link to them in my BONUS LECTURE

NEW! How to make your own tigerbalm and pain relieving salves

Here are some great ways to help pain by making your own remedies for pain relief. This is from my new course on Aromatherapy-How to use essential oils in your everyday life

New-How to make your own remedies for muscular pains
Other Painful Conditions
6 Lectures 32:49

Here are both the acupressure points and other ways that people can successfully treat arthritic conditions 

Arthritic Conditions

Here is a lecture from my new course which shows you how to treat a wide variety of conditions using natural remedies based on science and research studies. This lecture focuses on how to treat body odor.

Preview 04:43

Here is a lecture from my new course which shows you how to treat a wide variety of conditions using natural remedies based on science and research studies. This lecture focuses on how to treat carpal tunnel syndrome

Science Based Natural Remedies To Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Well done you made it! I hope that you have learnt a lot from this course. I know there is a lot of information to ingest but as you go back through the course, keep relearning and absorbing the information it will become second nature to you. You will be head and shoulders above the competition and will be getting great results!

Congratulations! You did it!

Here are a couple of lectures on how you can simply perform chair massage on a normal chair

A Little Bonus! Chair Massage(Body Mechanics)

Here are a couple of lectures on how you can simply perform chair massage on a normal chair

A Little Bonus! Chair Massage(Techniques)
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About the Instructor
Mark Perren-Jones
4.5 Average rating
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Best Selling Instructor, Pain Specialist, Masseur

Mark Perren-Jones is a bestselling instructor with over 2 million youtube views, a highly regarded massage therapist, acupuncturist and Pain Specialist. He is also the owner of the award winning Isla Verde Spa. He has more than 25 years experience in the massage and acupuncture field and has worked in spas and clinics throughout the world. He has massaged Presidents and their families, Olympic athletes, professional sports people and celebrities around the world.

Mark's spa earned an incredible 100 out of 100 5 Star Reviews on Tripadvisor! ( 100% 5 STARS). In just 6 months after the Isla Verde Spa opened it became the No.1 Ranked spa in his highly competitive. It was also  the No. 1 Ranked 'Thing to do'( out of 43) in his area on Tripadvisor for 2 years. His spa has just been shortlisted for best spa in the International Travel Awards Best Spas and Hotels!

For the first time ever, Mark is revealing the massage sequences and secrets to his spa's success.

His massage courses are designed for both beginners who would like to start a career in massage but it also is for qualified massage therapists who would like to improve on their massage skills.

After all, the most important aspect to any spa or massage clinic is to be able to give amazing massages each and every time to your clients.

All of Mark's courses have received rave reviews!

Marks' Neck, shoulder, knee and Back/Sciatica solution courses show you how you can easily help your pain and deal with any pinched nerve symptoms as well. These courses are also perfect for massage therapists to teach their clients how to relieve back, shoulder, knee and neck pain.