Hyoid/Laryngeal Positional Release with John Corry

Saturday, April 25, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Approved for 7 Core Competency credits

Course is limited to 20 participants

MTAM Members:
$279 +GST

$363 +GST

Fee includes: Course manual & lunch


Course Description:

Hyoid/Laryngeal Positional Release is a one-day workshop exploring principles and practical applications addressing superior laryngeal position.  As the hyoid and larynx are both suspended by muscle groups, vocal function is affected by whether there exists balance and ease, or tension and asymmetry.

This course covers the anatomy and physiology of the extrinsic laryngeal muscles and fascial network while acknowledging digestive and endocrine structures in order to ensure treatment is safe and indicated.   We will explore manual techniques that reduce asymmetrical hypertonicity in order to encourage a superiorly positioned larynx to drop, thereby reducing components of vocal fatigue often associated with Muscle Tension Dysphonia.

Focus will be given to techniques and communication that acknowledge the possible vulnerability of this area for any client, and the necessity for practitioners to approach respectfully and compassionately, while employing healthy boundaries.

As this workshop is an extension of the principles and applications taught in the TMJ Mastery course, it is available ONLY to those who have completed that prerequisite.

This course is not meant as a definitive, fully evidence-based research project, but more of a working set of ideas and principles that might bring new possibilities to a practitioner’s repertoire of craniomandibular and cervical applications.


Instructor Bio: John W. Corry, RMT

John graduated in 1989 from the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto. He has been an instructor in London’s massage therapy school, and has presented at provincial massage therapy conferences, international fitness symposiums, and the virtual World Massage Conference. In 2007 he published a 3-issue series of articles on TMJ Dysfunction in Massage Therapy Canada magazine.

John pursues a level of excellence in innovative applications and since 1996 has groomed his practice toward TMJ cases. He provides an accredited Continuing Education workshop for RMT’s that has been taken across Canada, and now focuses his practice exclusively towards Craniomandibular issues. When not attending TMJ clients he can be found cycling or pursuing a creative passion of B/W photography

For more information and course approvals with other professional organizations please visit the Registration Page.


Cancellations made by March 25, 2020 receive a full refund. Cancellations made from March 26 – April 9, 2020 receive a 50% refund on the full cost of the course. No refunds will be given on cancellations made after April 10, 2020 at 4:30 pm.