This hands-on class explores the connection between the diaphragm and thoracic cage and dysfunction throughout the upper body including the shoulder. Participants will learn methods to address issues by first addressing the thoracic cage and diaphragm. Assessment of breathing, posture and the relationship between boney structures like the clavicle as well as fascial planes will allow participants to see restriction through this region.

This 8-hour class takes place all day Friday, 4/8. For complete information, visit

About the Instructor: Lee Stang

Lee Stang, owner of Bridges To Health Seminars has been teaching massage local and nationally since 1996.  She taught in the massage school environment for 17 years at the CT Center for Massage Therapy specializing in anatomy and physiology, orthopedic and sports massage. She is certified in orthopedic massage and has taught with Whitney Lowe in the OMERI program. Lee currently travels with the Women’s Tennis Association bringing massage to elite professional tennis players throughout the world as a member of the Sports Science and Medicine Team. She has been on the numerous Sports Massage Teams at the Olympics and Paralympics and traveled with the US National Powerlifting Team.

A NCBTMB approved provider Lee’s focus is to provide theory and techniques that can be immediately incorporated into ones practice. Orthopedic massage and movement technique, passive and active, are the foundation of all Bridges To Health Seminars. Feedback from seminar goers is that these seminars are informative, dynamic and provide tools today that can be used tomorrow to make a massage practice more dynamic.