Nerve Reflexology Upgrade VI: Thorax-Shoulder-Neck

01 October 20209.00-17.00
02 October 20209.00-17.00
2 day(s)
EUR 70.00
Total fee:
EUR 490.00
This workshop is part of the series: Nerve Reflexology

Nerve Reflexology Upgrade seminar

Open for all Nerve Reflexologists

The Thorax-Shoulder-Neck connection

The movements of the arms, shoulders, neck and thorax are embedded in a complex joint and muscle chain, like a wheel mechanism. This movement chain is controlled and guided by a network of interrelated nerves. One small deviation of one the numerous parts will disturb the whole mechanism.

The innervation of the Thorax-Shoulder-Neck connection is provided by the spinal dorsal and ventral rami, the thoracic and cervical plexus and the brachial plexus. 

Many components of the nervous system take part in healthy and smooth movements of the whole shoulder-girdle:

  • motor neurons providing the necessary stimuli for muscle contraction
  • sensory neurons assessing the exact mechanical and chemical state of all structures
  • sympathetic neurons play an important role in the chemical healthy and inflammatory state of joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • brain control by sensory and motor cortex, cerebellum, basal ganglia and insula cortex can be influenced by the gut-brain axis and emotional stimuli

All these aspects make the thorax-neck-shoulder connection vulnerable for other than just mechanical inputs.

Rami ventrales, intercostal nerves and the Phrenic nerve have tied connections with the diaphragm, lung pleura, pericardium, mediastinum and other fascial connections with other organs. 

Only a thorough anamnesis plus mechanical and nerve assessment allow the therapist to have a clear view on the origin and the consequences of a painful shoulder girdle. 
It permits a full image of components of the four pillars of pain, leading to a successful treatment.


This upgrade seminar is not only about blind repetition and correction of all nerve reflex points involved with shoulder girdle pain.

By the help of assessment and treatment techniques of MANUAL NEUROTHERAPY we will give the Nerve Reflexologist additional tools for a good and deep treatment.


  • Neuro-anatomy of the shoulder girdle
  • Inflammation processes
  • Connections of peripheral nerves and organs
  • Understanding peripheral and spinal cord sensitization


  • Nerve Reflex Points of the thorax-neck-shoulder connection
  • Assessment of peripheral nerves by brushing and pricking
  • Assessment of brain structures
  • Spine tuning for influencing the sympathetic system
  • Peripheral nerve mobilization in combination with nerve reflex points


Nico Pauly

Founder of MNT-NR International and well-know for a thorough, humorous and lively tutoring.

Seminar language is English.


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 -

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 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 -

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 -

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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