Pain Free Neck & Shoulders

Neck pain
Jobs that require extended desk time can lead to tension in your neck, shoulders and jaw

The Pain Free Body Neck & Shoulder pain workshop features assessments, releases and structural realignment techniques that turn off pain patterns in the head, neck, shoulder and arm regions.  Using  muscle release balls and specialized soft foam rollers, we’ll release trigger points, tight connective tissue and muscles, allowing you to return optimal pain-free alignment. Each workshop includes handouts for home use. All equipment is provided at the workshop and can be purchased for home use.

This workshop is for you if:  you carry tension in your hands, arms, neck, shoulders or upper back, OR you have arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, blackberry thumb, tennis elbow, wrist tendonitis, or scoliosis. 


Your body is comprised of a set of layers, which includes skin, fascia, muscles and bones. Sometimes, in an effort to relieve pain, we get a little heavy handed in release techniques. (Ever had someone readjust your back, only to find that it caused more pain?) The Pain Free Body method is different. We’ll work with the least invasive methods first, adding on techniques that go deeper as needed. Many of my clients find that they can get relief using only gentle techniques. Those who need deep tissue techniques often find that prepping the body using PFB tools makes all the difference.


Pain Free Body sessions and workshops are very different than physical therapy, chiropractic or massage therapy sessions — you’ll perform all of the techniques on your own body, giving you complete control over the intensity of each technique. None of the techniques cause pain during or after the session. In fact, you’ll likely discover techniques that relieve nagging pain patterns immediately.


  • Date: Saturday Oct 20th, 1-3pm
  • Location: Friendly House in NW Portland
  • Cost: $35 registration + $5 facility fee
  • Register via Portland Community College. Use CRN 47643
  • YES seniors 62+ can get 50% of the registration fee waived
  • YES PCC staff/employees can use tuition benefits for this class




Master Pilates TrainerChristine Binnendyk, LMT (Oregon 15587,) has 20 years of study and training in anatomy and movement. She has created original programming for the National Institutes of Health, NIKE fitness centers, NIKE Golf online, Adventist Health and many wellness centers across the United States. Thousands of people have taken Pain Free Body workshops with Christine where they learn how to transform pain, injury and dysfunction into robust wellness.

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