DSL Edgework: Medical Massage, Structural Bodywork, Yoga Therapy
• What Can Bodyworkers Learn from Yoga?
• What Can Yoga Teachers Learn from Bodywork?
• How Do You Merge BOTH into an Integral, Whole Health, Science-based Method of Mindful Therapeutics?
• While Increasing Your VALUE to Your Students & Clients?
to the Puzzles of
Posture, Pain & Dysfunction
and a Focus On Prevention & Performance …
with Mindful Medical Massage,
Myo-Structural Bodywork / Balancing & Postural Yoga Therapy
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 Therapy includes:
• Let-Go Yoga
• Physical/Mental Yoga Principles
(w/ Yoga Principles Applied to Bodywork)
• Injury Prevention in Yoga, Exercise & Life Itself
• Advanced Self Care Techniques
(for Clients, Bodyworkers & Yoga Teachers)
Based on SEVEN Primary Components of an Integral, Whole Health System of Therapy, based on Medical Massage, Structural Bodywork, Yoga Therapy:
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An Integral Evolution of Western Perspectives
— with Essential Insights from the East —
in Yoga- & Science-based, Bodywork, Stretching & Exercise, and Whole Health Therapeutics
“AGING ELEGANTLY” and Anti-Aging are greatly enhanced with low-intensity yoga & movement therapy for activating built-in self-healing (parasympathetic nerve function) processes.
“INJURY PREVENTION” comes from greater resilience & flexibility with Intelligent Kinesthetic (sensory aware) Movement Principles.
While the Comprehensive, Integral 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.
of the DSL METHOD of Therapeutic Bodywork & Yoga
1. BodyMind Integration & Integral Awareness
(A “Yogic* ” Approach to Life itself)
*YOGIC — Continual & Intentional Enhancement of the Quality of Attention you pay to whatever it is you’re doing, feeling or thinking.
Health & Fitness, Flexibility & Strength with In-the-Moment FEELING & Self-Awareness Coordinated with Reflective, Effective, Analytical Thinking.
Mindfulness (an easily accessible aspect of meditation) in Bodywork, Yoga & Exercise Processes provide many profound health & healing benefits as well as enhancing everything our Bodymind engages in.
The Intersection between Philosophical, Psychological & Physiological Principles with Techniques from Integral, Yogic (Conscious, Self-Aware) Perspectives give a strong foundation on which to build the various practices we live and work with every day.
DE-Stressing Your BodyMind while DE-Contracting & Balancing Your Muscles & Fascia, with activation of “YIN” or Parasympathetic Nerves, reduces or eliminates pain, dysfunction, poor posture & movement.
2. BIO-Structural Balancing & Postural Alignment
Structurally DE-Compress & Balance your or your
Client’s Psycho-Neuro-Musculo-Fascial Soft Tissues & Joint structures.
Structural & Postural Imbalances provide CLUES as to what our nerves & brain are doing … or NOT doing. We then “talk” to the nervous system & brain by way of the soft tissues.
Hands-on Bodywork, Postural Yoga, Tai Chi-based Exercise, even “talk-therapy” can all be done with mindfulness, kinesthetic intelligence and access to the deeper aspects of Being Human and how that can build up or break down our Quality Of Life.
Advanced Structural Anatomy & Functional Kinesiology
Includes Yogic-Logic & YogasAnalysis, with which we develop appropriate Breathing, Exercise, & Stretching Techniques.
3. Scientific Principles of A.K.P.N.
DSL’s School of Hard Knots …
C.E.M.&.N.T. or Chronic, Excess Muscle & Nerve Tension & Stress, or just plain old “tight muscles,” causes many short & long-term problems in the human bodymind.
DSL Edgework focuses on two primary things:
1.) Reduce or Eliminate your chronic, excess muscle tension
2.) Help you learn to “effecticiently*” manage appropriate levels of tension & stress in your bodymind.
* Effecticient = Effective plus Efficient, showing up at the same time
Therapists, Coaches & Teachers Benefit Greatly from Learning Advanced Structural Anatomy, Functional Kinesiology, Neuromuscular/Myofascial Physiology &
• Anatomy — Component of the bodymind
• Kinesiology — How the components interact
• Physiology — Metabolic processes fueling the system
• Neurology — Control systems and foundation of mind
• Psycho — Relating to the mind or psychology
• Kinetic — Relating to or resulting from motion
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)
- Orthodox Medical & Physical Sciences
Apply Structural Balancing & Physical/Mental Yoga Principles to Postural Yoga Therapy.
DSL Edgework hands-on therapy was originally based on principles of Physical (Hatha) Yoga, Mental (Jnana) Yoga & Relational Yoga.
While most people opt for the hands-on therapy, the most successful Clients & Practitioners utilize customized mindful postural yoga in their daily self-care & maintenance practices. And in between hands-on sessions with their therapist, postural yoga is an excellent way to maintain and even accelerate results from hands-on, private therapy.
5. Hands-on, EdgeTouch™ Bodywork Therapy, including Clinical/Medical Massage & Myo-Structural Bodywork
Via Hands-on Myo*-Structural Therapy, DSL offers an Externally Applied Form of Physical, Mental & Relational Yoga.
- Myo = primary focus on MUSCLE units, which INCLUDES fascial structures & controlling nerves.
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, structural bodywork (also known as structural integration [such as Rolfing™] or structural massage therapy) is called for when the bodymind becomes less responsive to therapeutic postural yoga or more common hands-on massage, stretching or therapeutic procedures.
6. Tai Chi-based Movement Therapy & Internal/External Ergonomics
Low Intensity, Tai Chi-based, “Yin” Movement
Therapy & Exercise for Parasympathetic Activation & Self-Healing.
Tai Chi Movement is an excellent transition from what appear to be “passive” yoga postures to more aggressive fitness-based exercise, such as the Hindu / P.A.C.E. exercise programs activating the sympathetic system. They provide a perfect sympathetic complement to DSL’s parasympathetic focused therapeutics.
DSL also provides Life & Work Style Design, from the Inside Out, including Work Station Design.
Sympathetic versus Parasympathetic Nerve & Health Function is discussed HERE.
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.
Learn the MOST Important Principles of Diet & Nutrition, Naturopathy,
Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic,
Lymphology & Fitness Methods.
Expand Your Educational Services Beyond Yoga &
Bodywork, Becoming FAR 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 four decades, and while it is VERY SIMPLE to get started, it is, potentially, infinitely deep & complex, as well.
You can jump down on this page for a list of web pages 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
Thank You for Reading about DSL Edgework, or The DSL Method of Mindful Medical Massage, Myo-Structural Bodywork & Postural Yoga Therapy.
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.