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,
Structural Bodywork
Yoga Therapy

Application of these Teachings will take Yoga to new heights in the Western World. … The DSL Method makes profound sense.

Lesli Hunter,
Yoga Teacher & Student

Sedona, Arizona

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.

Michelle Sands
Yoga Teacher

Montreal, Quebec

David is doing cutting edge work in the field of bodywork, and it would take 3 or 4 teachers to replace what he knows.

Tracy Hall
Physical Therapist

Chico, California


Author: David Scott Lynn (DSL). medical massage, structural bodywork, yoga therapy

David Scott Lynn is DSL…
Developer of
Let-Go Yoga &
DSL Edgework:
Yoga/Bodywork/Whole Health Therapeutics


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:

1. BodyMind Integration & Awareness

2. BIO-Structural Balancing & Postural Alignment

3. SCIENCES: Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology, Neurology

4. Edge-Touch™ Yoga Therapy & Asana Assists

5. Yoga-based, Hands-On, Structural Bodywork

6. Tai Chi-based Movement Therapy & Internal / External Ergonomics

7. Cross-Training in a Wide Range of Whole Health Modalities

An Integral Evolution of Western Perspectives
— with Essential Insights from the East —
in Yoga-based, Whole Health Therapies

Aging & Injury: Just Don't Do It! - Yoga Therapy & Injury Prevention medical massage, structural bodywork, yoga therapy

“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

Mind-Body & Yin-Yang in Yoga Therapy & Yoga-based Bodywork" medical massage, structural bodywork, yoga therapy

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.



Structural Alignment & Lumbar-Pelvis Illustration for Precise Yoga Therapy & Bodywork: medical massage, structural bodywork, yoga therapy

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



Nervous System, Joint, GTOs behind Yoga Therapy & Bodywork: medical massage, structural bodywork, yoga therapy

3. Scientific Principles of Anatomy & Physiology

DSL’s School of Hard Knots …

Structural Anatomy, Functional Kinesiology,
Neuromuscular / Myofascial Physiology &
Psycho-Kinetic Neurology

Control Systems of the BodyMind, especially the
Psycho-Neuro-Musculo-Fascial System

Keys to Injury Prevention in Yoga, Exercise & Movement



Yogic Logic & YogasAnalysis - Triangle & Lines of Energy for Yoga Therapy: medical massage, structural bodywork, yoga therapy

 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



Yoga & Bodywork Education & Therapeutics: medical massage, structural bodywork, 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



Ergonomic Man & Tai Chi Man: medical massage, structural bodywork, yoga therapy

6. Tai Chi-based Movement Therapy & Internal / External Ergonomics

Low Intensity, Tai Chi-based, Yin Yang Movement
Therapy & Exercise for Parasympathetic Activation
& Self-Healing

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



Whole Health Body Systems: medical massage, structural bodywork, yoga therapy

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,
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.

Nan Araneo
Yoga Teacher

Rockport, Massachusetts
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
Metabolic M.D.
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.

Gary Fujinami
Doctor of Chiropractic
Prescott, Arizona

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

LEARN MORE about DSL’s Approach to Physical/Mental & Yoga,
Therapeutic Let-Go Yoga and The DSL Method of
Yoga/Bodywork/Whole Health Therapeutics:

FREE ARTICLES by David Scott Lynn

Front cover for Simple Steps to Let-Go Yoga e-book: medical yoga, postural yoga therapy


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
Therapeutic Yoga

 “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

CONTACT David Scott Lynn

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.


David Scott Lynn (DSL)

Beginning at 13 years of age, DSL's been involved with alternative philosophies & practices most of his life. Becoming a yoga teacher in 1976, then a hands-on bodyworker in 1981, he developed a unique & highly effective form of Yoga / Bodywork / Whole Health Fitness & Therapeutics. … David wrote the chapters on a wholistic philosophy & physiology of bodywork & stretching for the textbook Structural Balancing, published by McGraw-Hill, Inc. in 2010. … He is the author of Simple Steps to Let-Go Yoga, available at: … Several other e-books and e-courses are soon forthcoming at … David consults with Kyle C. Wright on massage school development at the Schools of Advanced Bodywork at

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