Ep 398 - Dismantling Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

A man holding his neck with an animated image of his spine.

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a lot like TMJ—known more for its dysfunction than its function. But if we take a moment to understand outlets, their design, and their purpose, we might be able to approach the famous one we own with a little more finesse. In this episode of The Rebel MT, Allison dismantles our thoracic outlet and the syndrome and symptoms that show up here. 


Contact Allison Denney: rebelmt@abmp.com     


Allison’s website: www.rebelmassage.com          

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Allison Denney is a certified massage therapist and certified YouTuber. You can find her massage tutorials at YouTube.com/RebelMassage. She is also passionate about creating products that are kind, simple, and productive for therapists to use in their practices. Her products, along with access to her blog and CE opportunities, can be found at rebelmassage.com.        



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Rebel Massage Therapist:

My name is Allison. And I am not your typical massage therapist. After 20 years of experience and thousands of clients, I have learned that massage therapy is SO MUCH more than a relaxing experience at a spa. I see soft tissue as more than merely a physical element but a deeply complex, neurologically driven part of who you are. I use this knowledge to work WITH you—not ON you—to create change that works. This is the basis of my approach. As a massage therapist, I have worked in almost every capacity, including massage clinics, physical therapy clinics, chiropractor offices, spas, private practice, and teaching. I have learned incredible techniques and strategies from each of my experiences. In my 20 years as a massage therapist, I have never stopped growing. I currently have a private practice based out of Long Beach, California, where I also teach continuing education classes and occasionally work on my kids. If they’re good.

website: www.rebelmassage.com

FB: facebook.com/RebelMassage

IG: instagram.com/rebelmassagetherapist

YouTube: youtube.com/c/RebelMassage

email: rebelmassagetherapist@gmail.com



Journey Into the MATRIX: the Fascial System 

AnatomySCAPES and Rebel Massage are joining forces in 2024 for “Journey into the MATRIX: the fascial system”. This multi-dimensional learning experience includes three full days in the dissection lab, the classroom, and back at the massage tables. Join Rachelle Clauson, Nicole Trombley, and Allison Denney February 27th, 28th AND 29th in San Diego, CA and start developing the“x-ray vision” that comes from seeing real fascia anatomy for yourself! Go to anatomyscapes.com/MATRIX to apply today.

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