The DSL Method: Medical Massage, Structural Bodywork, Yoga Therapy
• What Can Yoga Teachers Learn from Bodywork?
• What Can Bodyworkers Learn from Yoga?
• How To Merge BOTH into a Whole Health System,
• Increasing Your VALUE to Your Students & Clients.
The Big of Picture Integration of the DSL Method: Medical Massage, Structural Bodywork, Therapeutic Yoga
to the Puzzles of
Posture, Pain & Performance ...
with a Focus On
Dysfunction & Prevention
Utilizing Yoga-based, Hands-on Medical Massage,
Application of these Teachings will take Yoga to new heights in the Western World. … The DSL Method makes profound sense.
Yoga Teacher & Student
You did for me in 4 hours what physiotherapy couldn’t do in 4 years. And, you gave me the tools to continue working on my own.
David is doing cutting edge work in the field of bodywork, and it would take 3 or 4 teachers to replace what he knows.
The DSL Method of:
• Let-Go Yoga
• Postural Yoga Therapy
• Physical/Mental Yoga Principles
• Yoga & Exercise Injury Prevention ...
with Yoga-based, Hands-on,
Myo-Structural Bodywork as
an Adjunctive Therapy
Based on SEVEN Primary Components of an Integral, Whole Health System of Therapy, based on Medical Massage, Structural Bodywork, Yoga Therapy:
An Integral Evolution of Western Perspectives
— with Essential Insights from the East —
in Yoga-based, Whole Health Therapies
"AGING ELEGANTLY" is greatly enhanced with low-intensity yoga & movement therapy for activating built-in self-healing processes.
"INJURY PREVENTION" comes from greater resilience and flexibility.
While the Comprehensive Method presented here is primarily for Professional Educators, Therapists & Trainers, seriously interested Students & Clients will benefit greatly.
Most material here is written such that anyone so motivated can understand the content.
CORE ELEMENTS of the DSL METHOD of Therapeutic
Yoga & Bodywork
1. BodyMind Integration & Integral Awareness (YOGA)
Health & Fitness, Flexibility & Strength with In-the-Moment FEELING & Self-Awareness coordinated with Reflective, Effective, Analytical Thinking.
Philosophical, Psychological & Physiological Principles & Techniques from Integral, Yogic (Conscious, Self-Aware) Perspectives.
DE-Stressing the BodyMind while DE-Contracting & Balancing the Muscles & Fascia, activation of "YIN" or Parasympathetic Nerves.
2. BIO-Structural Balancing & Postural Alignment
Structurally DE-Compress & Balance your or your
Client's Psycho-Neuro-Musculo-Fascial Soft Tissues
and Joint structures.
Structural imbalances give CLUES as to what the nerves & brain are doing ... or NOT doing. We "talk" to the nervous system & brain by way of the soft tissues.
Advanced Structural Anatomy & Functional Kinesiology
Includes Yogic-Logic & YogasAnalysis
3. Scientific Principles of Anatomy & Physiology
DSL's School of Hard Knots ...
Structural Anatomy, Functional Kinesiology,
Neuromuscular / Myofascial Physiology &
Control Systems of the BodyMind, especially the
Keys to Injury Prevention in Yoga, Exercise & Movement
4. DSL's Method of Edge-Touch™ Asana Assists &
"Let-Go Yoga" Therapy
"Yogic Logic" Draws from Principles of:
- Hatha (physical) Yoga
- Jnana (mental) Yoga
- Relational Yoga
- "Yin" (Low Intensity) Yoga
- BIO-Structural Analysis
- YogasAnalysis (Designing Yoga Postures)
Apply Structural Balancing & Physical / Mental Yoga Principles to Postural Yoga Therapy
5. Hands-on, EdgeTouch™ Bodywork Therapy, including Medical Massage, Structural Bodywork, Yoga Therapy
Via Hands-on Structural Therapy, An Externally
Applied Form of Physical, Mental & Relational Yoga
Manual techniques, based on Principles of Physical, Mental & Relational Yoga, for reducing C.E.M.&.N.T. or Chronic, Excess Muscle & Nerve Tension & Stress
Hands-on bodywork is called for when the bodymind becomes less responsive to therapeutic postural yoga
6. Tai Chi-based Movement Therapy & Internal / External Ergonomics
Low Intensity, Tai Chi-based, Yin Yang Movement
Therapy & Exercise for Parasympathetic Activation
Tai Chi Movement is an excellent transition from "passive" yoga postures to more aggressive fitness-based exercise.
Life & Work Style Design, from the Inside Out,
including Work Station Design
7. Cross-Training in Whole Health Disciplines
Widen & Deepen Your Knowledge with a Range
of Healing Philosophies, Principles & Modalities as well as many unique viewpoints on body systems
Principles of Diet & Nutrition, Naturopathy,
Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic,
Lymphology & Fitness Methods
Expand Your Educational Services Beyond Yoga &
Bodywork, Becoming MORE Valuable to Clients
(This is NOT Diagnosis & Treatment. It is Client Education & Advocacy)
TESTIMONIALS on DSL's Method of Medical Massage, Structural Bodywork, Yoga Therapy
While DSL's concept and execution of bodywork is nothing short of amazing, it is his approach to yoga that has been life altering for me. The profound yet subtle changes have reinvented not only my own practice, but the way I teach yoga as well. Of all the yoga techniques i've studied in the past 30 years, not only are David's methods what I've been searching for, but the feedback from my students is equally as positive. I'm excited about teaching yoga again.
Former Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist
Having had experience with many different bodyworkers, David’s technique is certainly unique. There are levels of healing he achieves I’ve never seen before. This is clearly a result of a vast knowledge of anatomy and physiology combined with decades of hands-on experience.
Dr. John Bordiuk
Inner Balance Med • Wellesley, MA
(Dr. Bordiuk was a Yoga Teacher
before attending Medical School)
I have worked with many soft tissue therapists over the years. David Scott Lynn is the only one educated and skilled enough to do what I want with full confidence that the job will be done. My patients definitely feel the difference.
Doctor of Chiropractic
This system has been developed by DSL over the last several decades, and while it is VERY SIMPLE to get started, it is potentially deep & complex, as well.
You can jump down on this page for a list of webpages on this site describing much of how it all works and where to go from here, OR ... if you want to know more about David and how the work was developed ...
Learn More about David & The DSL Method:
Medical Massage, Structural Bodywork, Yoga Therapy
(Bio & History)
What Student's & Clients Have Said About DSL
Therapeutic Let-Go Yoga and The DSL Method of
Yoga/Bodywork/Whole Health Therapeutics:
FREE ARTICLES by David Scott Lynn
CLICK HERE (or on the image to the Left)
to Read About DSL's New e-Book:
The Simple Steps to Let-Go Yoga:
And the Neuro-Structural Sciences
of Physical / Mental and
"I read David Scott Lynn's book which I highly recommend for every massage therapist. I was amazed at how intricately he delves into and emphasizes, over and over from various angles, how our work mostly works to affect the nervous system in a variety of ways.
He explains 'nervous system to myofascial relationships' brilliantly!"
Dr. Michael A Koplen, DC
Santa Cruz Area, California
Thanks for Reading,
David Scott Lynn (DSL*)
DSL: Your Hi-Touch Up-Link to the Inner-Net.
* Inner-Net: Your Psycho-Neuro-Musculo-Fascial Network.