NCBTMB-Approved CE hours for massage. Take care of your CE requirements while learning a world-class system for treating pain. Our weekly lessons award 1-2 hours per week, making this aspect alone a great value even without the Muscle Liberator™ Lite.
Learn how to resolve pain at the source. Instead of being mislead by the "illusion of injury", you'll be treating the muscles that are ACTUALLY causing the pain. Understand how to address the perpetuating factors, satellite referral chains and other relationships that set it up in the first place.
Pursue specialist certification in each major pain area – shoulder pain, sciatic pain, knee pain and more. Become part of our CTB Specialist referral network.
Fix "rounded shoulder posture" and other distortions using the Muscle Liberator™ Lite. Our proprietary tool is designed to clear the dysfunction that keeps muscles at abnormal resting length – in record time.
Use the latest technology to put your treatments into hyper-drive. Learn muscle-specific treatments each week using our amazing Muscle Liberator™ Lite tool -- combining percussion, distraction and corrective patterns of movement. This tool is the best option for students purchasing from outside the US, with international charger and cheaper shipping costs.
Chuck has some excellent trainings for frozen shoulder syndrome – and using his ML/percussion therapy tool makes a HUGE difference in the speed at which you can help coach-the-body back to homeostasis!!! These trainings can help you change your MT/manual therapy practice!!! Check this Out!!! When you can recover 4x faster from frozen shoulder syndrome you don't care about the sound of the tool!!! I do this on my table all the time! Great technique to learn! Will make a difference in your practice!
-- Charlie Peebles, CTB Membership Student, CMT MAT FMT MMS Indiana State University Director of Massage Therapy Minor Degree Program (Interim) / Approved Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Alignment Instructor, NCBTMB / Member, Indiana State Board Of Massage Therapy, 2017-2020
I am learning so much about the importance of the agonist and antagonist muscle relationship in treatment. Great information about serratus. I look forward to getting the new lessons every Friday. I will also be saving up to order Thomas Myer's Anatomy Trains, I am finally understanding that concept since you have explained it. Thanks for the great work.
I have also self-treated with much success. I started out on pec minor then supraspinatus, deltoid, bicep and just finished with my arm draped over the top of my head and got both teres, lats, and the border of subscap. I am so totally amazed at what this tool can do and I believe it will totally transform my practice. I have worked with TPs since I got out of massage school and immediately took one of Claire Davies first classes in Atlanta. I most recently have been taking Doug Nelson's classes and am so glad that I have come across CTBI. I have easily spent this amount of money in one weekend class which includes travel, meals and hotel stay. Many thanks to you, Chuck, and your staff. This is great quality material that is generously priced.
- Linda, CTB Membership Student, LMT
I have had a shoulder issue for 2 1/2 yrs, never went to the doctor. I have just been treating with massage therapy weekly with some relief, & added ROM but never seem to regain all my Rom w/o pain -- OMGoodness I just self treated with liberator & full ROM w/o pain I'm absolutely amazed! I keep checking it and it is gone w/ full ROM! Thank You!
I really like seeing in the lessons how to put the extremities into proper ROM when using the Muscle Liberator.
-- Melissa Smith, CTB Membership Student, LMT
A therapeutic vibration tool designed specifically to facilitate trigger point work and Coaching The Body™ techniques. This type of work requires a specific combination of power, specificity and head elasticity, and this tool has it. And unlike our standard Muscle Liberator,™ this tool is suitable for use around the globe!
There is no better way to quickly and efficiently release taut fibers so you can get to the root of the issue(s) causing pain. We have shown you several examples of how the standard Muscle Liberator™ works in conjunction with the proper methodology – and during this time-limited offer, you will get your own Liberator™ Lite at a huge discount with your membership. The Muscle Liberator™ Lite is comparable to the standard, yet lighter and compatible with international voltage, so an easier option for our students outside the US.
Most tools on the market are designed to "do massage better." At CTBI we jokingly refer to these as "meat tenderizers." We've sourced the Liberator™ Lite to have precisely the right specifications to dramatically speed up the therapy process (and save your own body while you're at it). This special reduced pricing costs far less than many of the professional-grade tools being sold today — and none of them can touch the Muscle Liberator™ Lite for this kind of work.
Focus: Scapular positioning is a term that we use to talk about the normal or at rest position of the scapula. The scapular stabilizer muscles exist in a carefully orchestrated relationship. Ideally, these muscles will each be at a relatively normal resting length, however it is very common for some fibers to become chronically shortened, and their antagonists to defacilitate and exist in some degree of stretch at all times.
This relationship determines our shoulder posture. Many factors can influence this group of muscles and cause distorted posture. Excessive protraction is very common, also called rounded shoulder posture.
At the Coaching the Body Institute, we've developed a scapular positioning treatment approach using the Muscle Liberator™ tool that can be completed typically in 45 minutes or less - sometimes much less. This is an extremely valuable treatment, because improper positioning of the scapula can in turn trigger dysfunction and pain in many other muscles.
Our treatment is easy to understand, because it analyzes fiber directions and classifies the stabilizers into easily remembered groups of agonist and antagonist. We get fantastic results with this treatment, and it represents a core part of any therapist's arsenal in treating shoulder pain.
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.
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 best order, one muscle at a time. Ask questions about anything you need clarification on. Our private Facebook groups allow you to interact with faculty and other members of our engaged, excited community.
If in the first 30 days, "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 eliminate pain from the body.
Yes! Once you become a member, the videos you receive access to each week will always be yours to watch.
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!
We are an NCBTMB-approved CE provider. We are approved for 28 CEUs just for the Shoulder Module (first 20 weeks) alone. The entire year provides over 60 CEUs.
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.
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.
The Muscle Liberator™ Lite 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.
The Muscle Liberator™ Lite is a professional, 6-speed percussion tool that administers percussion and vibration at a rate of up to 3200 percussions/minute or 53 per second. Pressure can be varied from very minimal, providing only vibratory distraction, to more percussive for larger clients and muscles.
When we have Muscle Liberator™ Lites in stock we are able to ship within 2-3 business days for those paying in a single installment. 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.
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.
Yes! This tool is perfect for international students, as the charger is compatible with international voltage and ships at a cheaper flat rate. If you're outside the US, this is the way to go!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
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.
I am a chiropractor and I have been getting through the modules as fast as I can. I have gotten the best results with shoulders I've ever gotten. I just need to continue learning and getting that protocol down. Would love to get hands on and direct instruction and keep learning.
Hello every one, I just wanted to say thank you to the CTB Team. This has been the all time best teaching I had received in my 35 years of Massage Therapy. Now I have to take the new knowledge and practice..... a lot... again, thank you all!
The CTB Membership has been very impactful. I've had several clients with amazing transformations. from Frozen Shoulder to sciatica and even heel spurs.
I am a D.C. and am loving your approach to help working with upper/lower cross syndrome patterns. Since we're on quarantine, my office is closed and I've only been able to get my hands on family members, but its already been amazing. This is totally a piece of the puzzle I needed and didn't know it.
It's a great program. You can take your time and revisit the information over and over again until you get it and understand it and can apply it.
I've been going through the one year online program and I've learned so much from it. Thank you- your work has been a game changer for my practice.
Greetings to all from the Sunny land down under! Based in Point Cook, Victoria, Australia. I stumbled across Chuck and his message through a facebook feed and right away things started resonating with my mindset about treatment with movement to to release compromised muscle spindles. As a recent grad of diploma of Remedial massage the price of the CTB course weighed heavily on my mind. However I am thrilled to have taken the punt as the liberator coupled with the knowledge contained within the course has expanded my scope of how I treat. The in depth knowledge outlined in the slides and presented video have made me confident in tackling some fairly decent shoulder issues over the last couple of weeks, and the results have been truly amazing once I started thinking in agonist/antagonist relationships over any given joint or structure and using the contract relax method rather than just treating isolated static tissue (like that was ever going to work!). Look forward to more learning and gaining better, faster, and longer lasting results for my clients. My only regret is that I wish I could find a CTB practitioner here in Melbourne so I can get a full workup. Being a Nidan in Jiujitsu at 50 is ..... challenging 🙂
Remedial Massage Therapist
I want to cry. I’ve been meaning to write you all about how much this course has meant to me personally and professionally. My rotator cuff pain is 100% gone and since this “break”, I’ve had time to dive into the lower body course more (though it is definitely more challenging than the shoulder course) and my husband who hasn’t let me touch him Massage-wise in years when his lower back is in spasm said that his back hasn’t felt this good since he injured it ten years ago!!!!! He was 100 percent sure he would need surgery in the future now he knows he won’t. Another thing I have to thank you all for is that if my husband loses his job because of this, I know I will have plenty of work and now because his back is better, he will have a lot more options for work. I can’t hold back my tears when I think about how fortunate I am to have stumbled on this. And now my husband TRUSTS ME and will do whatever i say. 😂😂😂😂😂
I want to thank Chuck Duff and your whole staff for the wonderful training I have received through this course. It has been a game-changer for me in my practice, and I am very grateful for the instruction I have received through the lesson videos. I would recommend this to anyone looking to really make a difference in the treatment of clients in pain. Thank you all SO much.
With the little I know I was able to help another client, this morning with her shoulder & she wants to come back regularly every 3 weeks! I am just using a hand held massager that I got for Christmas. Can't wait to get the Muscle Liberator!
Great stuff. I recently completed the 52 wk. course and have had wonderful results using CTB methods. Especially the shoulder protocol.
I am honestly so excited to get stuck into my modules. I’ve done the intro and watched a few videos but the shoulder is a great place for me to start as I see so many of them. I got my muscle liberator last week and tried it for the first time today. I achieved more in 20 seconds than I did in the last 4 weeks of therapy-my patient was stunned and I was so excited! That was a Facebook webinar I’m glad I checked out over Christmas! So great to be coached by you Chuck, thank you!
Thanks so much for the program, it’s truly making a difference in my practice and I look forward to my future lessons!
I just wanted to express my excitement for the opportunity to learn this detailed material. A friend introduced me to the program yesterday and worked on my left shoulder with the Liberator. This shoulder had a supraspinatus repair 11 years ago. The Liberator reached old stiff areas that only the best therapists could occasionally get to. I'm so happy to know that real relief is now available and I look forward to doing the same for my clients.
Thank you so much! . . . I have to tell you guys that I tell everyone about this training. I can’t wait till classes resume! The education that you have provided me, even in the one year membership alone, has changed my life and really upped my game. I just wanted to send you a little note to tell you how much I appreciate what you do and all the extra help that you provide to help me grow and succeed. Just wanted to say, Thank you!! 🙏
CTB Specialist Certification Student
Thank you so much. I’m so glad I’m taking this course. Life changing for me and my clients.
I have finished the 20 weeks of SHD tx. and successfully passed the part 1 and part 2. I had shd. surgery in Nov. and did my own therapy. Much to my dismay I progressed well for the first 6 weeks and was beyond what the Dr. thought I would be. But then I noticed that the other shoulder was giving me the same pain pattern that my operated shoulder pain was. I realized by watching all of the SHD treatment that something else was wrong. Sleep patterns had changed and I was doing a lot more on the computer. I have watched the previous self care Webinars and have been using these techniques. I am back to golfing, bowling without pain. My lifting weight is close to what it was years ago. I have used a golf ball wrapped in a dishtowel for compression. Thank you so much!
Chuck is a God send. He has helped me to sharpen up my manual therapy strategies and helped me to fill in the blanks so expertly. Its like all my years of education prior were preparing me to study with him. When he speaks everything is so clear!!! Anyway... please let him know how much I appreciate him. Hes the icing on my cake!
Hey Chuck, I'm not only excited to do the second year, but after practicing for 14 yrs and doing 3 levels of table Thai yoga training, this is the most effective modality that I've come across! And I'm planning on doing both yrs of training and then coming out to IL to get certified to teach CTB as part of my career! I've been getting such amazing results adding the CTB approach to Thai that I'm 110% convinced that teaching along with practicing CTB is how I'm going to be able to help the most amount of people, not only while I'm alive, but also into the future. You have created a legacy that will go on for years if not centuries if this world lasts that long!
Thai Massage Therapist
Thank you so much! I am loving everything about this program so far! I am a clinical massage therapist that received an in-depth education (over 1,000 program hours) about Trigger Point Therapy and other approaches, but this information has already taken my practice to an even higher level! Looking forward to the information ahead.
Medical Massage Therapist
I'm sure you've heard how medical students develop hypochondriasis when they are studying. Well, luckily, I've managed to avoid that 😂, but there seems to be a synchronicity with the material I happen to be learning at the time and the problems clients are presenting. I just finished week 26 on Adductor Magnus, and sure enough I have a Magnus situation with a client! Thankfully, I am able to help her ~ all because of CTB! This is corny, but it's like a vista of wonder opening up before my eyes . . . truly a marvel, and humbling, the complexity, the knowledge to be mastered ~ and how seriously useful it is in the real world!
CTB Practitioner Certification Student
This course has greatly improved my yoga therapy training.