Join my online apprenticeship program and you'll learn:

How to resolve pain at the source instead of being mislead by the "illusion of injury" like everyone else -- by treating the taut fibers and trigger points that are ACTUALLY causing the pain.

⇒ Normalize "rounded shoulder posture" incredibly fast by clearing the dysfunction in muscles that's keeping them at abnormal resting length.

⇒ Restore strength in minutes. Muscles with extensive trigger points test weak because the already-contracted sarcomeres cannot respond properly to motor signals. Strength returns quickly when the trigger points are resolved using our lightning-fast techniques combining percussion and movement.

⇒ Use the latest technology as a way to put your treatments into hyper-drive. Learn each week how to treat muscles using our amazing Muscle Liberator™ tool by combining percussion, distraction and corrective patterns of movement. Clear muscles in seconds using the EPS.

Introducing LIBERATED pricing! Receive our amazing Muscle Liberator™ for free on ALL of our payment options!

Monthly Option A - 12 Payments
$117 / month
  •  Full membership access
  • Discount on in-person classes
  • Free Muscle Liberator™ in fourth month!!
  • Bonus Premium Content

Add to Cart

Monthly Option B - 3 Payments New!
$347 / month
  •  Full membership access
  • Discount on in-person classes
  • Free Muscle Liberator™ in second month!!
  • Save $$ on membership cost over monthly
  • Bonus Premium Content

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Single Payment -  Most Popular!
$997
  • Full membership access
  • Discount on in-person classes
  • Save $$ on membership cost over monthly
  • Bonus Premium Content
  • FREE Muscle Liberator™ to start using right away! These pro quality tools often sell for more than the price of the yearly membership!

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What people are saying..

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Robert Verdell
Physical Therapist

I've trained in multiple movement systems and martial arts... this has been some of the best teaching I've ever encountered.

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John Keith
Student

I picked up the ML yesterday. Awesome little tool. We used it yesterday around my shoulder. Then I had a senior men's baseball game experiencing ROM and pain-free movement I hadn't had in a long while. I was throwing (I'm a pitcher) like a 40 year old!

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Kim Bengel
CTB Student, Therapist and Yoga Instructor

The Muscle Liberator is a great tool! It's not for every client but most like it. (After we have the "You're using a power tool on me???" conversation.) Once they experience it and realize how quickly it helps, they are put at ease.

Treya Jaholkowska
CTB Student and Therapist

I am a small person and the Muscle Liberator is what made me feel as if I really have a future healing pain. Before this tool, I just wasn't certain my body would be able to handle larger people over the long run.

Donna Ryckaert
CTB Student and Therapist

It's saved my hands. Even though I use my elbows, feet and knees a lot, there's still a lot I was doing with my hands and thumb. Now I don't have to . . . and people LOVE it!

Will Baird
Clinical Apprentice Professional Physical Therapist

Things are taught here that I would never get inroduced to anywhere in the world!

THE “MUSCLE LIBERATOR™”

An Amazing Percussion Tool That We Designed Specifically for Trigger Point Work and Coaching the Body™!

Speed up the therapy process exponentially and save your own body with my new Muscle Liberator™.

There is no better way to quickly and efficiently release taut fibers so you can get to the root of the issue causing pain. We have shown examples of getting incredible results using this tool in many of our videos – and during this time-limited offer, you will get this tool for FREE with your yearly prepaid membership.

The cost of the yearly membership including the Liberator is less than the cost of many professional tools being sold on the market, and they don't touch the Muscle Liberator™ for this work.

Course Breakdown

Coaching The Body Principles and Shoulder Treatment First Priorities

Focus: we begin the topic of shoulder pain with a focus on the glenohumeral muscles, which include the rotator cuff group - the two most important of which are the subscapularis and infraspinatus. This pair is often a cause of significant shoulder pain. We have to address any significant pain coming from glenohumeral movement before we can correct scapular positioning. Otherwise, we won't be able to move the client's arm enough to properly treat the positioning muscles - trap, serratus anterior, pecs, and levator.

Subscapularis is an issue in virtually every shoulder pain client. Subscap is a key and highly vulnerable muscle which tends to become shortened because of poor scapular positioning and its role as a medial rotator. This week's lesson will focus on subscap in depth.

We discuss how we use the Muscle Liberator™ and other therapeutic percussion tools as an amazing accelerator for producing change in muscle tissues. Each week includes sections on using both bodywork techniques and the tool where appropriate.

  • Coaching the Body Principles
  • Subscapularis Anatomy
  • Subscapularis Lecture - CTB Shoulder
  • Subscapularis Demo - CTB Shoulder
  • Treating the Subscapularis
  • Lightning Fast Subscapularis Treatment Using the Muscle Liberator™

Detailed Infraspinatus Treatment and Integrating Internal and External Rotation

Focus: Having covered the subscapularis in week 1, we now move to its key antagonist, the infraspinatus.

Subscap and infra are a key pair that must be treated in relationship to each other. These muscles are prominent in nearly anyone with shoulder pain. We visit subscap first in the protocol in supine position, but you often cannot fully treat subscap unless you resolve issues in the infra. Most shoulder treatments are likely to involved returning to subscap in supine position after the infraspinatus is treated in side position.

  • Infraspinatus Anatomy
  • Infraspinatus Palpation
  • Infraspinatus CTB Lecture
  • Infraspinatus CTB Lecture Part 2
  • Treating the Infraspinatus
  • Lightning Fast Infraspinatus Treatment Using the Muscle Liberator™

Detailed Treatment of the Primary Arm Abductors

Focus: Arm Abduction (Supraspinatus, Deltoid)

In this week's lesson we cover the 2 arm abduction muscles: supraspinatus and deltoid. Like subscapularis and infraspinatus (covered in the 2 previous lessons), supraspinatus is a rotator cuff muscle. As such, its primary function is stabilizing the head of the humerus in the glenoid fossa. Its action is to abduct the arm.

We have to understand both function and action for each muscle. Function is generally more relevant in establishing a muscle's contribution to pain. If troubled, the supraspinatus can refer pain whenever it's being called upon to stabilize the humerus, which is basically during any arm movement. It is particularly likely to cause issues during its primary action of abduction, and we have to pay close attention to the opposing adductor group of muscles which have likely become engaged to lock down movement.

  • Deltoid and Supraspinatus Anatomy
  • Supraspinatus Palpation
  • Supraspinatus and Deltoid Lecture-CTB Shoulder
  • Supraspinatus Treatment-CTB Shoulder
  • Lightning Fast Supraspinatus/Deltoid Treatment Using the Muscle Liberator™

Detailed Treatment of the Primary Arm Abductors

Focus: Arm Adduction (Lat, Teres Major)

Last week, we looked at the arm abductors (supraspinatus and deltoid), now we turn our attention to their antagonists, the principal arm adductors latissimus dorsi and teres major. The lat is a long, lax muscle that usually doesn't limit range of motion. However, the teres major is a short muscle that can strongly limit abduction.

If the supraspinatus has trigger points and there is pain when it contracts to abduct the arm, the teres major is recruited to prevent the painful movement. In severe cases like frozen shoulder, teres major locks the arm against the person's side in adduction and medial rotation (as does the subscapularis).

  • Latissimus Dorsi - Anatomy and Theory
  • Teres Major - Anatomy and Theory
  • Teres Major - Palpation (Supine)
  • Lat and Teres Major - Palpation (Side position)
  • Lat, Teres Major - Treatment (Side position)
  • Lightning Fast Teres Major/Lat Treatment Using the Muscle Liberator™
  • Glenohumeral Muscle Treatment Review - Side position

Treating Frozen Shoulder Using the Coaching the Body Approach

Frozen shoulder is a stressful experience for anyone. The term itself is only descriptive, and not a diagnosis as most people assume. The “frozen” aspect refers to an extreme limitation of pain-free movement, but this is in general not due to capsular adhesions, rather to trigger points in muscles. Mainstream medicine fails to provide any reasonable explanation of why this condition develops. Severe pain combined with disempowerment, and a lack of understanding is a formula for stress.

The common worldview assumes that shoulder pain, and pain in general, originates in a tear or some other kind of injury that needs to be repaired. My own work has show me that this generally is untrue - I can help shoulder clients get out of pain very quickly, and they can learn to take control of their own health.

  • Intro to Treating Frozen Shoulder with CTB
  • The CTB Understanding of Pain
  • Treating Frozen Shoulder: The CTB Approach

Complete Shoulder Coverage, Moving Into Other Body Areas

We will continue to delve deeply into shoulder pain for several more weeks, culminating in coverage of the full CTB Shoulder Protocol and Scapular Positioning Protocol. After that, we turn our attention to other important and common areas of pain complaints: knee pain, sciatica, low back, mid back, hip pain and much more. Given that this is a multi-year program, we have time to explore deeply each pain complaint.

Students have opportunities to interact with instructors via a private Facebook group, course comments and live events.

Get Key Shoulder Pain Training Immediately

Get my most important shoulder material in the FIRST FEW WEEKS so you can start treating pain in the shoulders and upper back. Even if you cancel, I'll let you keep this content because I know it will help.

Premium Membership Access

I'll be dripping out my acclaimed premium content over the next 12 months, so you'll truly gain an understanding of how to Coach the Body. We will cover shoulder pain first, then move on to the other most important pain complaints.

Live Workshops

I'll be hosting LIVE workshops that will allow you to ask questions, get our latest ideas, and learn ground breaking techniques that I'm constantly fine tuning. Even if you aren't close to our school, we'll be able to interact with you.

Specific Weekly Topic Focus

We'll be guiding you each week through all the information related to a specific muscle group, with secret, members-only resources to improve the depth and speed of your learning, including weekly Muscle Liberator™ videos.

As a member you'll be guided as a student through my unique approach and receive information that isn't available anywhere else.

I was frustrated at the total ineffectiveness of conventional ideas about pain... So frustrated that I was willing to throw out all the assumptions and start again from the ground up. I developed my own totally unique blending of ideas from trigger point therapy, osteopathy, martial arts, yoga and bodywork.

There's a lot to cover here, and we take the time to go through every single facet to make sure that you fully understand, why the pain is occurring and exactly how to prevent it from coming back.

Content will be dripped out weekly with courses and quizzes, to ensure focused and effective, verifiable learning.

By spreading out the content throughout the year, we're able to carefully sequence and focus the material. This is much more effective than just diving in and getting overwhelmed. You'll be learning concepts in the correct order, one muscle at a time.

Each week, you'll be learning from master teachers who are using these techniques on a daily basis.

It's easy to throw around ideas. We're constantly putting our ideas to the test with real clients struggling with severe pain. You'll be able to see for yourself how effective this work is in the real world because we record our sessions and make them available to you. There is no better proof than that.

focus the material. This is much more effective than just diving in and getting overwhelmed. You'll be learning concepts in the correct order, one muscle at a time.

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

If "Coaching the Body" isn't working for you, or if you aren't happy with the content or product, I will refund you 100% of your payment. I am so confident that my techniques work, that this is an easy guarantee to make.

We've tested these methods out with many clients and students, and they're constantly blown away at the results we're able to provide.This is a revolutionary way to completely eliminate pain from the body.

And I'm giving the first month FREE, so you
can start learning right away.

FAQs About the CTB Membership and the Muscle Liberator™

About the Coaching The Body Membership
Do we have 24/7 access to the videos forever?

Yes! Once you become a member, the videos you receive access to each week will always be yours to watch.

What do we get with the CTB Membership?

The membership is a guided series of lessons, one per week, on how to treat the significant pain symptoms of the body. Think of it as an ongoing course that guides you step by step through our amazing Coaching the Body approach, with muscles and topics covered in the most logical order - starting with shoulder pain, the most common complaint that we see. You will get slides, videos, downloadable materials and more! Much of this material is only available via the membership. JOIN US!

Do the lessons provide Continuing Education credits for massage?

We are an NCBTMB-approved CE provider. We're in a process of applying for CE credit for the weekly lessons, and this will be available retroactively if you are currently a member.

What is the benefit of purchasing the CTB Membership over just the Muscle Liberator?

While we love the Muscle Liberator and all it can do, it wouldn’t be the tool we know it to be without the knowledge and understanding we have of not only Trigger Point Therapy and pain referral in the body, but also the use of reintegrative movement, post-isometric relaxation (PIR) and breathing techniques, and our extensive body area protocols. In other words, we cannot guarantee success with the Muscle Liberator without the Membership. Using a tool like this to simply "iron muscles" loses 90% of the benefit.

About the Muscle Liberator™
Are there muscles the Muscle Liberator SHOULD NOT be used on?

People are often surprised to find out that the Muscle Liberator can even be used in delicated areas of the body. It can be used on even sensitive muscles like the serratus anterior - the issue is more about technique than the tool itself. The beauty of this tool is that it can be used solely for distraction and without any weight behind it, so the effect on the muscle is more like rapid vibration. Muscles like the serratus anterior respond remarkably well to this type of distraction.

Areas that we don't recommend include areas with delicate neurological or vascular structures like the anterior neck or brachial plexus, where there is little or no protective muscle layer. We also advise care around delicate bony structures in the cervical spine and the skull.

What is the action of the Muscle Liberator?

The Muscle Liberator provides simple percussion, with no rotation or lateral motion on the skin. This makes it usable in all areas of the body, and allows for precision use with smaller head sizes. Pressure and speed can be varied through a wide range by the operator.

What is the Muscle Liberator?

The Muscle Liberator is a professional, high build quality, variable-speed percussion tool that administers percussion and vibration at a rate of up to 2800 percussions/minute or 46 per second. Pressure can be varied from very minimal, providing only vibratory distraction, to more percussive for larger clients and muscles.

How long does it take to receive a Muscle Liberator?

When we have Muscle Liberators in stock we are able to ship within 2-3 business days. When we have back-orders, the shipment can take up to 10 days. Once you’ve ordered, if your shipment will be delayed past 3 days, we will email you.

Do you need to be a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) to use the Muscle Liberator or associated Membership material?

This is a comprehensive training in which we cover the use of both bodywork techniques and the Muscle Liberator in each area of the body, including working muscles short, long and finding trigger point areas. The material is presented without expectation of prerequisites, and we build from the ground up, so anyone can absorb it.

Weekly Lessons
How many videos do we receive with the CTB Membership?

Each week you will receive 1-2 hours of video content along with downloadable materials including slides and other references. Some of this content may exist in some form within other courses in our online library, some of it is unique to the membership.

If I'm already a CTBI student, does this program still make sense for me?

Absolutely! Consider this program an easily accessible, topically oriented tour through the body, starting with the most common pain complaints you are likely to see. The membership will always include our most up to date and current techniques. Much of the material will ONLY be available through the membership, such as the Muscle Liberator-focused material. Existing students in our certification programs are eligible for discounts on the membership, please contact [email protected] for details.

Does one need to know Thai Massage or Trigger Point Therapy for this program to be useful/applicable?

With the CTB Membership, we will show and teach you what you need to know about body mechanics/techniques and Trigger Point Therapy to get significant benefit for your clients and your own body. While our program uses techniques from Thai bodywork, these are taught as needed, and you will not need a prior background in any type of bodywork to benefit. Most techniques are easily adaptable to the table.

What if I already own a number of courses in the CTB Academy Online Library? Will this be redundant?

A portion of the material will be entirely unique to the membership. While some material from the online library may be reused in the membership content, the sequencing, presentation and curation alone are worth the cost. We present the material in an order that makes sense within the larger topics that we'll be covering, one muscle or grouping at a time. In addition, we have ongoing opportunities for members to interact with teachers, including a private Facebook group and regular live webinar events.

Monthly Option A - 12 Payments
$117 / month
  •  Full membership access
  • Discount on in-person classes
  • Free Muscle Liberator™ in fourth month!!
  • Bonus Premium Content

Add to Cart

Monthly Option B - 3 Payments New!
$347 / month
  •  Full membership access
  • Discount on in-person classes
  • Free Muscle Liberator™ in second month!!
  • Save $$ on membership cost over monthly
  • Bonus Premium Content

Add to Cart

Single Payment -  Most Popular!
$997
  • Full membership access
  • Discount on in-person classes
  • Save $$ on membership cost over monthly
  • Bonus Premium Content
  • FREE Muscle Liberator™ to start using right away! These pro quality tools often sell for more than the price of the yearly membership!

Add to Cart