DSL Edgework:
Medical Massage, Structural Bodywork, Yoga Therapy

  • What Can Bodyworkers Learn from Medical Yoga Therapy?
  • What Can Yoga Therapists Learn from Mindful Medical Bodywork?
  • How Do You Integrate Medical Yoga Therapy with Myo-Structural Bodywork & BIO-Structural Balancing?
  • How To Merge Them Into an Integral, Whole Health System?
  • While Increasing Your VALUE to Your Students, Clients & Patients?

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.

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

Please See Many More
Testimonials Here

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

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


DSL Edgework

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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1. BodyMind Integration & Awareness

2. BIO-Structural Balancing & Postural Alignment

3. SCIENCES: Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology, Neurology

4. Edge-Touch™ Yoga Therapy & Asana Assists

5. Hands-On, Myo-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- & Science-based, Bodywork, Stretching & Exercise, and Whole Health Therapeutics

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

"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)

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

Structural Alignment & Lumbar-Pelvis Illustration for Precise Yoga Therapy & Bodywork: structural bodyworkStructurally 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.

Nervous System, Joint, GTOs behind Yoga Therapy & Bodywork: structural bodywork & therapyDSL'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 &
Psycho-Kinetic Neurology.

• 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
Psycho-Neuro-Musculo-Fascial System.

Keys to Injury Prevention in Yoga, Exercise & Movement.


 4. DSL's Method of Edge-Touch™ Asana Assists &
"Let-Go Yoga" Therapy

Yogic Logic & YogasAnalysis - Triangle & Lines of Energy for Yoga Therapy: structural 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

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

Ergonomic Man & Tai Chi Man: medical structural therapy

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

Whole Health Body Systems: medical structural therapy

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,
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.

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 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

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

Thank You for Reading about DSL Edgework, or The DSL Method of Mindful Medical Massage, Myo-Structural Bodywork & Postural Yoga Therapy.

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: www.letgoyoga.com/simple-steps/ … Several other e-books and e-courses are soon forthcoming at www.letgoyoga.com/dsl-publications/ … David consults with Kyle C. Wright on massage school development at the Schools of Advanced Bodywork at http://kylecwright.com/structural-balancing-a-clinical-approach/co-author-dsl/

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