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Deltoid – Neuromuscular Protocol

Here is neuromuscular massage, which protocol treats the deltoid muscle. It is a traditional protocol from Classical Neuromuscular. On the other hand, therapist notes offer a more complete and integrative approach. The post with therapy notes fits this routine into the larger session plan. It discusses integrative sequencing, anatomy, self-care, etc.

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The deltoid is key in the prevention of dislocation of the humeral head. Read more in this post about the anatomy of the deltoid muscle.

NOTE: This protocol is for mindful review by an experienced therapist. It is intended for learning with the hands-on training of a professional instructor. One should only do this with the necessary expertise to understand contraindications. Proper techniques are essential for safe and effective treatment.

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This routine is from The WorkBook of Classical Neuromuscular Therapy. Created at the ASHA School of Massage, it has trained thousands of therapists for more than 15 years.

These routines are intended for mindful review by bodywork professionals and are not appropriate as self-care for non-professionals. Self-injury could occur.

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