Complete Shoulder Massage

Side lying is one of the most effective positions to gain access and mobilise your clients shoulder. By stabilising it using the counterforce applied from your arms and between the torso will allow you to achieve depth with ease.

Published Article:

How to Assess, Treat and Manage Shoulder Restrictions

The research supports the improvement of rehabilitation outcomes with the use of massage: 'Just ten minutes of massage has shown to reduce inflammation of muscles tissue which can promote muscle healing.' (Crane 2012) Studies have shown that soft tissue work can affect both the range of motion as well as pain levels: 'massage has an immediate impact on pain level, range of motion and disability in clients with mechanical shoulder pain (or impingement).' (Dolder 2010) ... [ read more ]

Complete Shoulder Massage Course




What's Included Unlimited Access
Power point lectures
Practical videos
Comprehensive handout
Targeted soft tissue techniques
Solutions for a range of pathologies
Certificate of completion
Course Information Subjects include;
Movement of the shoulder
Anatomy review
Subjective & objective assessment considerations
Classification of conditions
Red flags
Range of motion tests
Special tests (Neer's, Acromioclavicular Sheer Test, Hawkins Kennedy, Apley's Scratch)
Palpation skills as a diagnostic tool
Pathologies; tendonitis, impingement, rotator cuff tears, dislocations & frozen shoulder
Home care
Rehabilitation exercises 
Case studies will be coming soon as a new addition
Practical Workshop dates & locations: At the moment Susan is only able to offer a One-to-One Workshop of 1.5 hours if you choose Option 1. This will focus on developing your creativity and hands-on skills. There will be an opportunity for her to address any special requirements you might have. Often therapists find it useful to bring in a client for her to take you through the evaluation and treatment process, gaining another perspective. A one-to-one allows you to make your session as specific as you like.

Alternatively you can book a one-to-one tutorial with Susan at any time at a rate of £80 per hour.

Please indicate either choice on your application or contact info@susanfindlay.co.uk to arrange. (Location is typically in North London)



Option 1

Online & Practical


Option 2



Complete Shoulder Massage Workshop


Sports Massage
by Susan Findlay




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