Video Course: Intelligent Deep-Tissue Massage: Part 2-Upper Body

Eric Stephenson

This course teaches therapists of all experience levels a safe and effective approach for addressing the upper body when performing Intelligent Deep-Tissue Massage. A special emphasis is placed on body mechanics and ergonomics as you learn to work comfortably in both standing and seated postures while working the upper body. Content includes demonstrations of techniques for the pectoralis major and minor, anterior deltoid, shoulder girdle, back, and flexors and extensors of the forearm.

This course is the second in a series of three courses.

Back to course list
Course Outline
Learning Objectives
Eric Stephenson

Eric Stephenson is chief wellness officer for Elements Massage, one of the largest providers of massage therapy in the United States. Eric creates continuing education focused on career longevity for massage schools, spas, and professional organizations, and specializes in teaching deep-tissue massage that doesn't harm the therapist or the client. All of his workshops focus on saving your hands with his "No Thumbs!" approach and Core Body Mechanics that help prolong your career. Over the course of his career, Eric has worked with some of the most respected names in the wellness industry throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and the Caribbean. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the International Spa Association. Learn more at  

Topics and Techniques