Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Ligaments, Brian Utting, CHCH, 20 Jan 2018

With Brian Utting, LMT, from Seattle, USA

Saturday, January 20th, 9am-6pm, 8 CE hours, CHRISTCHURCH

at the New Zealand College of Massage
66B Wharenui Road, Riccarton, Christchurch

Course is NCBTMB-approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education credit (provider #451040-09)

The neck is one of the most common areas of client complaint, injury and dysfunction, and it can be a challenging area to treat effectively.

Injured or irritated neck ligaments can be particularly vexing; besides causing deep pain, they can provoke a guarding response in the nearby muscles, causing additional pain, tension, and limitation of movement.

In this class we will explore the deeper terrain of the neck, concentrating on the key ligamentous and related muscular and fascial structures that, when injured, often create chronic neck pain and tension.

The cervical ligaments are every bit as important as the muscles, bones, and fascia, but are often overlooked by massage therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists.

You will learn assessment and palpation skills that will help you to identify the ligamentous structures that need treatment, make sure it is appropriate to do so, and treat the injured structures.

A primary focus of this class is to help you refine your accuracy in both palpation and treatment, and to help you develop more confidence, specificity and thoroughness in your neck assessment and treatment.

Clients notice the difference right away when they feel you touch the “right spots”, and their chronic pain and tension begins to dissolve from the inside out.

“This was one of the most informative classes I’ve taken in a long time.
The material is very useful for my clinical practice.” – Sabrina Sargent

“I think more than any other technique or series of movements I’ve incorporated, this neck work has had the most consistent and specific effects.
Every person who has had the work has said they’ve felt lengthened, their neck felt freed and that they slept very soundly the night of the work, often feeling very relaxed the next couple of days. Thank you!” – Dawn Geula

“This class was ridiculously useful. I will be using these techniques immediately and daily.” – Robin Mayberry


$200 NZ if registered with a $75 non-refundable deposit by December 31, 2017;

$225 NZ thereafter.

Register for both the 20-Jan Cervical Ligaments and the 21-Jan CTM-Bindegewebsmassage classes for only $340 NZ ($150 deposit required).

The price for the 2-class package goes up to $390 after December 31, 2017.

$40 discount for students per class –you must provide proof of current study.

Registration Instructions

Email Lynn Wilson at and let her know you’ll be registering fore the class(es).
Please include your name, telephone, and email address, as well as which class(es) you’re registering for.

Send a $75 per-class, non-refundable deposit via internet banking to Lynn Wilson, ASB 12-3149-0156293-02; please state your name as reference.
The balance is due Friday before class (19/1) via internet banking, or cash-only at class.


Contact Lynn Wilson in Christchurch at:
021-210-2776 or

Contact Brian Utting in Seattle, WA, USA at:

Brian Utting – BIO

Brian founded the Brian Utting School of Massage (Seattle, WA, USA) where his 1000-hour school was considered one of the best massage schools in the country.

With over 30 years of experience, Brian teaches with a rare blend of passion, anatomical precision, humor, common sense, and depth.

He was awarded the AMTA’s Robert N. Calvert Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2009, and was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2014.

Visit Brian’s website for more info: Pacific Northwest School of Massage