Getting Specific: Hip & Shoulder Girdles w/Melissa Cope

14 CE Hours
MONDAY AND TUESDAY – September 5-6, 2022

9:00-5:00/ea day

14 CE hours – $320
Early registration special is $320

After August 29th – Registration rate is $330

Instructor:  Melissa Cope, LMBT 4552

Do you have clients with chronic neck and upper back pain or with sciatica and chronic low back pain? Wonder why they don’t get relief from working the areas that hurt? This course will allow you to alleviate and sometimes eliminate these issues for your clients.

Each morning will learn ways to ask the client to actively engage muscles to improve your palpation skills and help you isolate specific muscles in each area, making your work more efficient and effective. Afternoons will include a demonstration of techniques for the hip or shoulder girdle, and then an exchange to practice and receive the work. Emphasis will be on discovering the source of the problem and treating that, rather than just addressing symptoms.

As with all my Deep Tissue courses, we will focus on techniques that help you give more pressure with less effort.

“I recently took Melissa’s ‘Getting Specific- Hip and Shoulder Girdle’ course. The course was engaging, relevant, and full of great strategies I incorporated in my practice right away. Especially enjoyed learning ways to give my body a break while doing this work! I highly recommend Melissa’s courses. This will not be my last!” – Lorrie Z., LMBT

WHAT TO BRING : Set of sheets, face cradle cover and blanket if you get cold. Oil or lotion.


Melissa graduated in 1999 from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, a COMTA accredited institution. Her training includes over 620 hours of coursework in Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Jin Shin Do, Sports Massage, Anatomy, Kinesiology and Neurology. Upon graduation she passed both the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the New York State Licensing Exam.

Over the last decade, Melissa has enhanced her credentials by completing over 6500 hours of bodywork as a Massage Therapist at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, and through 400+ hours of continuing education courses including Professional Ethics, Reflexology, Reiki, Deep Tissue, CranioSacral Therapy, Aromatherapy Massage, Lymph Drainage, TMJ Massage, Stress-Related Disorders and Spa Body Wraps.

Melissa is also approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider and teaches CE courses including Massage for TMJ Dysfunction; Easy Deep Tissue; and Ethics. NCBTMB Provider #451901-12.

“Melissa and her space are very welcoming and she is a very knowledgeable, talented and experienced massage therapist. As an instructor she exceeded my expectations. She is professional, on-time, sticks to the syllabus- yet always willing to explain further or repeat something for her students to see again, very approachable, funny and made learning the material fun. The course content in Melissa’s classes is undoubtedly helpful in furthering my massage career, easy to read and understand, and efficiently laid out.

– Emily, LMBT

We are a fully furnished massage school facility and provide Oakworks massage tables, class tables and computer/projector for overhead presentations.

NCBTMB Continuing Education Approved Provider #451901-12
Georgia CE Broker Approved Provider #50-24554


NC Massage School offers individualized training in the art and science of therapeutic massage for an advanced-level professional career, continuing education and personal growth. We believe in a holistic approach that encourages students to explore personal development of mind, body and spirit in a small, supportive environment.


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– Kaitlyn Boullosa

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