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Shoulder Dysfunction and Massage

This course will focus on the rotator cuff muscle and muscle of the scapula. Basic muscle attachments and actions including functional anatomy, massage for each muscle, and stretching. Students will identify muscles of the rotator cuff (S.I.T.S muscles) and the major muscles of the scapula including Teres Major, Rhomboids Major and Minor, Trapezius (upper middle and lower) Latissimus Dorsi, Pectoralis Major and Minor, Biceps Brachii. A lecture about functional movement of the Glenohumeral joint and common dysfunctions will start the class. 

Students will repeat all hands-on portions of this class based on the demonstration of each muscle including stretching, and Applied Kinesiology/ Muscle testing. The students will demonstrate their proficiency of the work which includes massage and stretching of the muscles, students will demonstrate this work under my supervision and the supervision of any teacher's assistants.


Instructor Bio:  A Licensed massage therapist and instructor since 1993, Mario has worked with an array of clientele encountering many true to life situations. It is many of these antidotes that Mario shares with class participants to balance and validate the theoretical terms and concepts.  Humor, class participation and inspiration are important components of classes taught by Mario. As a Massage Therapist, Mario worked with the University of Iowa college athletes. Sports included: Football under coach Hayden Fry, Wrestling under coach Dan Gable, Jim Zalesky and Tom Brands, Men’s and Women’s track under coach Larry Wieczorek and Layne Anderson respectively.Throughout his teaching career Mario has taught classes in: Anatomy/Physiology and Pathology, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular massage and Postural Analysis

Instructor: Mario Castro
Date/Time: January 17th - January 18th 2020 , Friday 5:30PM- 9:30PM, SAT 9:00AM- 6:00 PM
Location: ASIS Mesa Campus
Tuition: $225
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Continuing Education Credits: 12

Upcoming Workshops



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    January 27th 2020, 10am-11am

    Come to ASIS for a beginners yoga experience! We will be going over some  foundational yoga poses that will give students confidence to start a yoga practice. 



  • Polarity Therapy for the Elements ~ WATER - Prescott

    February 2nd 2020, Sunday 10AM - 4PM

    Balancing WATER Elemental Expressions.  Bring the principles of POLARITY THERAPY to your practice and your life. Working with the Positive & Negative Poles of the body CE's 5   $125 

  • TUCSON: Basic Thai Bodywork Series- Thai Massage:Supine Position - Tucson

    February 7th - February 9th 2020 , 8am-7pm

    Nuad Boran, the fastest growing bodywork modality currently!

    Basic Thai Body Work Series! Thai Massage:Supine Position 30 CE's Cost:$545

    30 day early bird discount $500. Sign up for the entire series of 4 classes and save $260 off the total cost! Call 928-244-8195

  • COMMUNITY CLASS- Couples Massage - Mesa

    February 16th 2020, 9am-3:30pm

    Learn the basic body mechanics and massage techniques that make giving and recieving massage sessions from your partner more comfortable and more effective. 



  • Polarity Therapy for the Elements ~ EARTH - Prescott

    March 1st 2020, Sunday 10am - 4pm

    Balancing EARTH Elemental Expressions.  Bring the principles of POLARITY THERAPY to your practice and your life. Working with the Positive & Negative Poles of the body CE's 5   $125  

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  • Body Mechanics - Tucson

    March 15th 2020, 9am-6pm

    Good body mechanics will allow the practitioner to be comfortable and to work with a minimum amount of effort throughout a long career. When the practitioner is most comfortable, the quality of their touch will be at its very best – resulting in many returning clients and referrals for a successful practice.

    CE's 8 Cost $200

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    March 29th 2020, Sunday 9 am - 6 pm

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    April 11th 2020, 8:00am-12:30pm

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