Webinar: A Combined Approach: Hands-On and Cupping Techniques for Neck Fascia

Allison Denney, Dr. Joi Edwards

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Fascia is one of the most diverse, specialized, and fascinating tissues in the body. This complicated, highly variable, and seemingly magical stuff that wraps, insulates, and connects all the things inside of us can be especially tricky to navigate in the neck. In this dynamic course, Allison Denney and Dr. Joi Edwards team up to bring you a variety of techniques to work the fascia of the neck associated with three specific muscles: the sternocleidomastoid, levator scapulae, and scalene muscles. Learn hands-on techniques from Allison and myofascial decompression techniques using cupping therapy from Joi. This course was featured during the 2022 ABMP CE Summit: Fascia.

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Course Outline
  • Part One: Allison Denney
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Levator scapulae
  • Scalenes
  • Part Two: Joi Edwards
  • Levator scapulae
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Scalenes
Learning Objectives

Having viewed the online massage therapy CE course, participants will be able to:

  • List the origin and insertion points of the levator scapulae, the scalenes and the sternocleidomastoid muscles.
  • Describe fascia’s role in the neck
  • List one hands-on technique to work with the levator scapulae muscle and its fascia.
  • List one cupping technique to work with the levator scapulae muscle and its fascia.
  • List one hands-on technique to work with the scalene muscles and their fascia.
  • List one cupping technique to work with the scalene muscles and their fascia.
  • List one hands-on technique to work with the sternocleidomastoid muscle and its fascia.
  • List one cupping technique to work with the sternocleidomastoid muscle and its fascia.
Allison Denney

Allison Denney has been a practicing massage therapist for 20 years. In addition to cultivating a flourishing private practice, she has established herself as an integral part of the massage community though her years as a teacher, her popular YouTube channel, and her launch of the Rebel Massage brand organic, professional grade Deep Tissue Body Butters. Her passion for client care and fascination with anatomy continues to drive her to never stop growing. Learn more at www.rebelmassage.com. Listen to Allison Denney’s podcast, “The Rebel MT” on the ABMP Podcast Network!

Dr. Joi Edwards

Dr. Joi Edwards is both a licensed massage therapist and a licensed physical therapist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, a doctorate degree in physical therapy, and a specialization in orthopedic manual therapy. She has extensive experience in the orthopedic field with both injuries and surgical conditions. She works full time as a physical therapist, owns her own continuing education company, Owlchemy Education, and successfully fuses the science of orthopedics with the art and intuition of massage, bridging both worlds together with the magic of silicone cups! Learn more at owlchemyeducation.com.

Topics and Techniques

This online massage therapy CE course is available to you on demand to access, learn, and earn CE whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you!


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Is this hands-on techniques CE course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).

How do I earn a CE certificate for this video-based course?
After you complete the webinar video, a quiz will appear on the page. Earn a CE certificate by scoring 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Can I earn a CE certificate for this course more than once?
Learners can earn one CE certificate for each course.

How do I access my CE certificates?
CE certificates are available on your “My CE Transcripts” page and on the course page. Visit your “My CE Transcript” page by clicking “My CE” on the navigation bar at the top of your screen.


"The most-frequent problem area I see in clients is the levator scapulae. I love the videos and demonstrations on clients!"

"I want to watch this video of Allison and Dr. Joi over and over. It is a wealth of information and hands-on techniques. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!"

"Such great information and I loved the hands-on videos to see how to make it all work in my practice."

"This course was a great refresher for anatomy of the cervical spine, as well as providing tips, tricks, and techniques for releasing fascia in the neck and shoulders. I especially enjoyed the hands-on demonstrations and cupping demonstrations!"

"This course reignited my passion for massage!"