Dimensional Massage for Neck and Upper Extremity Pain

with Nancy Dail

Friday – Sunday, April 17-19, 2015
6pm-9pm Friday
9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday

$295 ($100 deposit)
17 CE’s


**10% discount for TLC students/grads**

As massage therapists we have a wide variety of clientele who grace our tables. Some come for relaxation, but more and more clients seek massage for relief of discomfort. Pain is a great motivator to seek treatment, and there is no shortage of poor posture and repetitive actions causing many nerve related conditions. Do you know the difference between nerve entrapment and nerve compression? Do you know when to refer for diagnosis and/or how to work with another health professional with specific conditions?

Join Nancy Dail as she defines, evaluates, and treats many difficult syndromes and conditions including: anterior scalene syndrome, “stiff neck,” pectoralis minor syndrome, thoracic outlet, whiplash, pronator teres syndrome, median nerve syndromes and carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral and medial epicondylitis, tendonitis, tendonosis, tenosynovitis, cubital tunnel syndrome, double crush syndrome, bicipital tendonitis, bursitis, sprains and strains, Dupuytren’s contracture, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, and more!

Expand your treatment capabilities in your massage therapy practice!

Nancy will lecture on the skeletal and neurological anatomy of the neck and upper extremity, with particular emphasis on the brachial plexus and its distal destinations. She will also address the specific etiologies, signs, symptoms, and massage treatments related to the pathologies of these areas. She will demonstrate hands-on evaluation techniques designed to assess the pathologies discussed. Special attention will be given to discuss the history and exam findings that would warrant health professional referral.

Nancy will provide by lecture and Powerpoint review of the muscles and soft tissue structures. She will discuss trigger points and referred pain patterns and repetitive actions of involved muscles. Nancy will demonstrate techniques used in Dimensional Massage Therapy and provide supervision for hands-on practice by participants.

Dimensional Massage Therapy techniques are deep tissue strokes and methods that have been designed to balance joints by working on all the muscles that produce, assist in, or oppose the actions of or stabilize the joints. The include a wide variety of dual-hand techniques, elliptical movement of soft tissue, active engagement techniques and determining the appropriate sequence for many conditions. Careful attention will be given to the execution of these techniques, specific muscles and their idiosyncrasies, and to the individual structure of the receiving person on the table. Good body mechanics and safe use of the hands and wrists will be emphasized. Tables and minimal lubrication are required for the hands-on exchange.


Nancy W. Dail, BA, LMT, NCTMB has been a professional massage therapist and member of the AMTA since 1974. She is the founder and director of the internationally known program at the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, ME (1980). A leader in her field, she has served on the AMTA national board, numerous committees, and was the charter President of the Maine AMTA Chapter. Nancy has taught and presents workshops internationally, is certified in Orthopedic and Sports Massage, and has developed the working philosophy of Dimensional Massage Therapy as lead author in Kinesiology for Manual Therapies published by McGraw-Hill. Her BA in Health, Arts, and Science from Goddard College helps her balance her administrative duties as Director with teaching Dimensional Massage Therapy, Advanced Skills, Kinesiology, Ethics, and related subjects at DSM. Nancy enjoys her therapeutic practice of clientele, traveling and teaching, and playing with her grandsons Alexander and Kingston whenever possible at her home in Waldoboro.