Round about: The Shoulder

01 February 202010am - 6pm
02 February 202010am - 6pm
2 day(s)
This workshop is part of the series: Round about...

Round about: The Shoulder

Subjects for the workshop

  • reduced mobility
  • inflammations
  • instable shoulder joint
  • the acromio-clavicular joint
  • arthrosis
  • frozen shoulder
  • "rotator cuff" problems
  • nerve impingement
  • refered pain from the spine or inner organs
  • the sterno-clavicular joint
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • sports injuries
  • trigger points 

Nerve reflex points for the brachial plexus

Nerve Reflexology provides the ability to work directly with the nerves supplying the shoulder. 

By pressing these points you may reduce muscle tension and pain from all the structures of the shoudler girdle.

Nerve Reflexology changes the firing rate of nerves, and the effects therefore show up immediately.

Shoulder reflex on the lower leg

In the Karl-Axel Lind method system II, the whole body is found reflected in the lower leg and foot. The foot reflects the head and the rest of the body is found in lower leg.

A shoulder reflex is situated on the lateral aspect of the fibula at a level four fingerwidths above the medial malleolus. On the inside of the lower leg this level refers to the 7th cervical vertebra (C7).

Are the gates to the shoulder open?

As the nerves from the brachial plexus travel towards the shoulder, they pass 3 regions with limited space:

  1. a tight slit between the anterior and middle scalene muscles
  2. between the collar bone and the first rib (costo-clavicular gate)
  3. under the tendon of the pectoralis minor muscle
Impingement of the nerves in these areas gives rise to the so called thoracic outlet syndrome, with pain and or numbness in the shoulder, elbow, arm or hand.

An immediate symptomatic relief can often be obtained by working reflexes for the 3 gates plus the muscles involved.

Shoulder problems tend to be complex in nature and because they often develop slowly, it is important to be able to identify the early signs and symptoms.

In this course we look at reflexological treatment of the most common shoulder problems

If you posses the skills to effectively treat shoulder problems – you will never run out of clients!

Work sequence

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The work sequence shows all the techniques we teach in the workshop. 

In Touchpoint’s continuing education classes we primarily present techniques from classical and nerve reflexology, and a few selected body techniques. 

Towards the end of the course, we discuss the work sequence, which, built on our clinical experiences, is meant as an inspirational tool and a way to remember the new techniques.


Dorthe Krogsgaard & Peter Lund Frandsen

On Touchpoint courses and workshops you benefit from having two instructors throughout the days.
Dorthe and Peter are both highly experienced international teachers, who present a mixture of theory, demonstrations and lots of hands-on practice.

An extensive fully illustrated workbook is included with the workshop.

More about the instructors here >


See also the article:

The Shoulder – Mobile but Vulnerable


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Peter and Dorthe are internationally respected leaders in reflexology; both as practitioners and teachers. I encourage reflexologists everywhere to expand their theoretical horizons and integrate the hands-on techniques from this workshop in their daily practice. You and your clients will be happy with the results!

- Christine Issel - Sacramento, CA, USA -

Touchpoint is well-known around the world for a high professional standard in reflexology. I recommend their teachings, which can widen your practice with great benefit.

- Hanne Marquardt - Black Forest, Germany -

Dorthe and Peter took a complicated subject like anatomy and made it very easy to understand as well as remember. They're phenonemal instructors that take necessary time with you as an individual to show you exactly where and how to work on your clients. This is easily one of the best reflexology classes I have taken.

- Chantal Magaruh - Nevada, USA -

Thank you much, Peter and Dorthe. You are both magnificent, so well-rounded and empathic, both as stellar individuals and as an exceptionally integrative and professional team. I am grateful to study with you both, such leading-edge pioneers!

- Petra van Noort, New York City -

Peter and Dorthe presented the most organized and professional training class I have ever attended in my adult life. As a 46-year-old veteran I have been through many classes from military training, to underwater welding, to different types of healing modalities. I was very impressed with the work Peter and Dorthe are doing. Thank you for the wealth of information I will be putting to valuable use. Cheers.

- Rigby Oughs - Boulder City, Nevada, USA -

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