Round about: The Shoulder

Course dates
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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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