Achieve Muscle Pain Relief and Stress Reduction.
Discover a Primary Cause of Sore Muscles & Pain …

with DSL Edgework Yoga & Bodywork Therapy

Private Medical Massage & Myo-Structural Bodywork
Sessions, 1-on-1 with David Scott Lynn & DSL Edgework …
including Postural Yoga Therapy for Self-Care

of Your Tensions, Stresses &
Habit Patterns by

of Your Chronic, Excess Muscle &
Nerve Tension & Stress by way of

of Your Neuro-Musculo-Fascial System

Muscle Pain Relief and Stress Reduction and the cause for sore muscles

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Muscle Pain Relief and Stress Reduction with


Mindful, Private Medical Massage,
Myo-Structural Bodywork,
& Postural Yoga Therapy …
based on Whole Health Therapeutics

Muscle Pain Relief and Stress Reduction - private therapy sessions in medical massage & structural bodywork

DSL Edgework is a Highly Integrated System of Soft Tissue Therapeutics focusing on the cause of sore muscles, muscle pain relief, and stress reduction, utilizing:

• Mindful Medical Massage
• Hands-On, Myo-Structural Bodywork Techniques
• Mindful Stretching
(AKA Physical/Mental Yoga*)
• Tai Chi/Chi Kung-based Exercise & Movement Therapy
• BIO-Structural Balancing
(for selecting which muscles to work with & in what order)

* The word Yoga, as used by The DSL Method, means the increased degree of Quality of Attention one applies to whatever they are doing. The DSL Method of Let-Go Yoga is overtly NON-mystical, NON-religious, NON-authoritarian, and NON-guru in nature.

* BIO-Structural refers to the Psycho-Neuro-Musculo-Fascial System. Myo-Structural implies that the primary focus of therapy is on the muscle structures, including the fascia and nerves controlling the musculo-fascial units.

IMPORTANT MEDICAL DISCLOSURE: The following BENEFITS are generally experienced by most people who engage in such therapeutic activities. HOWEVER, Individual Results are widely variable, depending on, for example, how much stress, tension, injury, surgery, trauma (physical, mental or emotional), drug use (legal & illegal), counter-productive exercise, sports or movement patterns, etc., one has experienced in their lives, and how much of it, including how many years. … Some individuals need FAR MORE TIME to achieve results others achieve in relatively short periods of time. …

Dr. Koplen, DC, with Patient-Physicians Using Soft Tissue Therapy & Chronic Muscle Tension and Pain - Muscle Pain Relief and Stress Reduction and the cause for sore muscles

Dr. Michael Koplen, Chiropractor, with a Patient, in his Santa Cruz area clinic

The following results and benefits ASSUME that one’s issues are neuromuscular and/or myofascial in nature, and the potential Client has been pre-cleared by a competent physician for any degenerative conditions or actual tissue damage.

Yet finding physicians who understand and can evaluate for conditions resulting from C.E.M.&.N.T. [Chronic, Excess Muscle & Nerve Tension & Stress, discussed extensively on this website] versus actual tissue damage can be quite challenging. …

Frequently, Clients diagnosed with allegedly torn tissues, damaged nerves, inflammation, tissue weakness, and so on, clear up immediately with ONLY Tension Release Strategies of the nerves, muscles, and fascia. Therefore, it is unlikely they actually had TRUE tissue damage.

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Muscle Pain Relief
and Stress Reduction

muscle pain relief and stress reduction, cause for sore musclesThe Primary Objective of DSL Edgework and Private Therapy Sessions is to DEEPLY RELAX and Substantially Decrease any accumulated C.E.M.&.N.T. (Chronic, Excess Muscle & Nerve Tension & Stress) and BALANCE the Structural / Postural Muscles of the Body.

This is one avenue toward discovering the cause of sore muscles and pain as well as effective Muscle Pain Relief & Stress Reduction.

Deep Relaxation LENGTHENS muscles, and DE-Compresses the:

• Joints & Bones
• Tendons & Ligaments
• Other Muscle Groups
• Nerves & Blood Vessels
• Organs & Glands

Elimination of compression is an important factor in achieving Muscle Pain Relief & Stress Reduction.

Yet this requires ALL over-shortened muscle fibers to be sufficiently Relaxed, Lengthened & Balanced to take various pressures off the bones & joints as well as other tissues such as tendons and ligaments.

Sometimes these over-shortened fibers are near the surface of the muscle, others are as deep as the bones, and any place in between.

Over time, with DSL Edgework, You Will Very Likely Experience Decreased or Eliminated:

• AGING … Just Don’t DO It! . . .
• Tension & Stress
• Aches & Pains
• Shortness or Shallowness of Breath
• Negative Habit Patterns
Injuries due to movement, exercise, athletics, and such physical activities



Structurally Balancing Your or Your Client’s Muscles Will Provide:

• FAR Deeper & Long-lasting Deep, Radical RELAXATION
• Far Better & More Effortless Posture
• Sitting Straighter, Standing Taller with Less Effort
• Walking & Exercising with Less Effort
• Moving & Working with Gravity, not against it
• Increased Balance, Coordination & Precision Movement
• More Free-Flowing of Energy & Vitality
• Increased Strength & Endurance


BIO*-Structural De-Compression
& Postural Balancing

for Muscle Pain Relief
and Stress Reduction…

… is accomplished, quite simply, by “nothing more” than Deep, Radical Relaxation & Balancing of tensions & stresses within your Neuro-Musculo-Fascial system.

* NOTE on “BIO”:
• Biology & Bio-Logical — an organized study of living organisms
• Integral — essential to make whole or complete
• Organon — an instrument of thought, a system of reasoning & logic

Many people spend years or decades with various aches, pains, dysfunctions, and postural problems. Many never discover the cause of their sore muscles, or pain, in their particular case.

They search for answers for Muscle Pain Relief & Stress Reduction. Usually, their doctors have searched in vain for some structural explanation for their “soft tissue issues.” Misaligned vertebrae, degenerated joint surfaces, bone spurs, degenerating or herniated discs, or … the list goes on.

But for the most part, the doctors look for and treat various bone and cartilage structures, or occasionally, the ligaments and tendons. They rarely look to the musculo-fascial system for the cause of so many problems.

Orthodox Medicine Generally Ignores
Soft Tissue Tension & Stress

Focusing on the hard tissues, bones, joints, discs, and cartilage sometimes works. … Yet often, it does not. … In such cases, where orthodox medical approaches do not help, it is the SOFT TISSUES of the body — the neuromuscular & musculofascial systems* — where the Tissue Issues are really hiding out. But far too often in modern medicine, these Soft Tissue systems are all but ignored, except at a superficial level.

And if massage or bodywork IS prescribed, therapists very often either work too painfully deep … or not deep enough.

* Actually, it is an integrated neuro-musculo-fascial system. I use the terms “neuromuscular” and “musculofascial” (or myofascial) to acknowledge similarities with the existing systems of Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release. …

Yet there IS some confusion about the similarities and differences in these systems, especially compared with our system, DSL Edgework.

For many medical professionals, it’s almost as if the muscles (a very high percentage of your body mass) are only “what’s in the way” of getting to your bones or joints.

It is sometimes hard to believe, but many of our physical issues — the cause for sore muscles, pain, and even some life-long issues — result from our many years of slowly and incrementally accumulated …

Chronic, Excess Muscle & Nerve Tension & Stress

AKA “Tight Muscles”

And for SOME People, Their Muscles FEEL Like “Cement”!

The accumulation is often so slow, in fact, that we don’t notice it much, if at all,l, except maybe from getting a little stiffer, year by year, decade by decade; but “no big deal” (or so we think). Yet quietly, slowly, chronically contracting muscles are increasingly putting various pressures on nerves, blood & lymph vessels, joints, organs, tendons, ligaments, and even other muscles.

Very often, when people have a sudden event of pain or dysfunction, they think it’s something they did that day, or within the previous few days. Yet very often, it’s the result of long-accumulated C.E.M.&.N.T.

The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back

THEN … some of us have a Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back Moment — merely picking up an empty suitcase or phonebook, or whatever — and BAM!, we’re on the floor in pain, maybe on the way to the hospital soon after that.

Straw That Broke Camels Back - structural bodywork

There’s A Whole Lot of STRAW
on THAT Camel’s Back!

Or, we’ve had one or a few very traumatic events (car accidents, falling down stairs, etc.), setting such tensions in place, more-or-less instantly. And though the resulting, near-term symptoms might fade to varying degrees, the muscular contraction patterns in many cases do not go away on their own. Sometimes, they are hiding in the background for life…

Or the pain subsides but the limitations on movement do not. Or, you’re just deeply uncomfortable much, most, or all the time.

And you spend a lot of time leaning up against doorknobs or whatever can be pressed into your muscles. … You intuitively KNOW what you need — PRESSURE on the proper muscles, but at the right depth — but don’t know how to DO it or GET it effecticiently. … (Effective + Efficient.)

Therefore, IF it is actually C.E.M.&.N.T., in MANY CASES, it only takes deep, thorough RELAXATION of the neuro-musculo-fascial system to relieve, and often eliminate, those soft tissue issues.

Unfortunately, truly deep relaxation is not always as easy as some make it sound.

Learn More about C.E.M.&.N.T. HERE
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Now, many people regularly get various kinds of massage or bodywork therapy (such as Rolfing®, NMT, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, etc.) or look for yoga, stretching or exercise classes, or a personal trainer. They hope one of these professionals can help relieve their aches, pains, dysfunction, or whatever is bothering them.

But there are little-known subtleties of muscle therapy necessary to apply in those Clients who’ve had really tight, deeply held tensions & stresses that just never seem to go away. …

You will learn about those subtleties of what is more commonly known as private medical massage & structural muscle therapy here on these web pages.

(Myo-Structural Bodywork & BIO-Structural Balancing are distantly similar to Structural Integration (AKA Rolfing®), which are forerunners of the DSL Method and DSL Edgework. It’s also sometimes called Structural Massage.)

Structural & Nerve DE-Compression

Kyle C Wright, LMT, Hands-on work on abdominal & psoas muscle: Muscle Pain Relief and Stress Reduction and the cause for sore muscles

Kyle C. Wright, LMT, working with Abdominal & Psoas muscles in Medical Massage Therapy

One complicating factor, however, is that many people have structural or postural imbalances transmitting their problems to and from other parts of their bodies. That’s called Referred Pain.

So while their various doctors and/or therapists spend months or years trying to find the pain in their lower back, neck, shoulder, or wherever, they often miss the fact that many such pains are coming from over-contracted abdominal muscles, or hamstrings, or gluteals, or other possible muscles distant from where their experience of pain is.

The true cause of any particular pain might very well be transmitted from many different and very distant places within the body.

When it comes to evaluating a Client’s musculoskeletal situation, when you add in the nervous system to the analysis, it’s like playing with a deck of 52 Wild Cards! ~ David Scott Lynn

Many Nerves in neck - structural bodywork, medical massage

Many Nerves Can Be Affected By Excess Muscle Tension
Photo by liverpoolhls

So too, nerves entrapped, compressed, or otherwise irritated can send signals far up or down their pathways, sometimes through the central nervous system to other parts of the body.

(Just clench your fist really tight for a few moments and you can feel how quickly a nerve can get irritated. Now, imagine you’ve been clenching that fist for a few years or even decades!!!)

Either way, be they structurally or neurologically transmitted strains, they are not always obvious and can take a LOT of time to track down and then get them relaxed.

Self-Awareness or MIndfulness
Component of
Muscle Pain Relief
and Stress Reduction

Awareness & Thinking Working Together in private medical massage therapy sessions

Awareness & Thinking Working Together

For those who want an even more complete experience leading to muscle pain relief and stress reduction, adding in a Self-Awareness Component of Mindfulness to the yoga and/or bodywork process, including if self-applied for self-care, engages far more of the entire Psycho*-Neuro-Musculo-Fascial system.

That’s because many of our tensions, stresses & habit patterns are held in place by our volitional nervous system, which operates, much or most of the time, in the subconscious mind.

* There is a tendency for some people to assume “psycho” means something is purely psychological or emotional in nature and needs psychotherapy or psychiatry to help.

However, the prefix psycho means relating to the mind or psychology.

Therefore anytime you “decide,” for example, to make any kind of movement, or take any kind of action, you are using your mind — and therefore your brain and nervous system — to do so. So there might be NO psychological or emotional “issues” to deal with at all.

Yet it is now well-demonstrated scientifically that the more engaged our mind and brain become — through mindfulness or meditation — when working on improving the performance of the body, or healing problems, the more fully effective, long-lasting changes can be made.

Conversely, if one DOES have a psycho-emotional issue, engaging the body in the otherwise mental/emotional processes can provide far better and systemic healing and/or improvement in function and performance.

The subconscious mind is, loosely speaking, just “under” the conscious mind, and is far more accessible than the un- or non-conscious brain & nerve systems. (Remembering that the brain itself is really just a big bundle of nerves and support structures for those nerves.)

In fact, modern neuroscience tells us that the conscious part of the brain is only capable of processing about 4 to 7 out of every 10,000 bits of data flowing through our nervous systems. So being and staying fully and mindfully aware of even a small fraction of our inner processes is quite limited.

Most of it is controlled by un- or non-conscious layers of the brain and CNS (central nervous system).

By the way, when speaking of self-awareness, we mean merely (but often with profound positive results) that you are learning to place more in-the-moment ATTENTION on what you are feeling, doing, and thinking, and getting progressively better at learning to feel more deeply, then learning to interpret what you’re feeling more accurately and fully, then responding (doing) effectively to what you see, feel and learn.

(This is why besides the initials of my name, DSL also stands for The Dynamics of Structural Learning. If you’d like to know more about that, you can download an e-book called What Is DSL? later on this page below.)

The so-called “Magic” of Self-Awareness, as we use the concept here, is that Paying Attention to What You’re Doing & Feeling works better than the mind drifting off to whatever “catches your fancy” at that moment. Yeah, stuff can be accomplished, and good results can happen, without focusing your mind much. You can work out or stretch while watching TV and often get SOME results and benefits.

But it’s nowhere near what’s possible when you are attentively, and mindfully engaged in the process. Yet it is merely a matter of developing the skill and intention of becoming more interested in what you are feeling, what your bodymind is telling you, and what to do about it. …

By self-aware, we also mean meditative. Yet ours is a NON-mystical or NON-religious or NON-Hindu interpretation of what the word “meditation” or “mindfulness” means, especially compared to other cultures and philosophies.

Awareness & Thinking - Muscle Pain Relief and Stress Reduction and the cause for sore muscles

Awareness & Thinking Working Together

A NOTE ON MEDITATION: For those who think meditation is about trying to “make your thoughts stop,” we think that is counter-productive. At least initially, your mind does not like that idea at all, because thought (the mind) thinks that you NEED thinking to survive or even exist.

Which you DO, just not all of the time.

But “stopping the mind” is perceived by your mind, literally, as a survival issue. … Thought thinks that stopping of thought means the stopping of life itself.

Your thinking mind is an INHERENT part of your very self-identity, and that identity will defend its existence at all costs. It might tolerate some modifications here and there, even some life-changing events. But telling it to “go away” is difficult, if not impossible. Trying to do so can even cause much self-delusion and psychopathology. …

On the other hand, as Joel Kramer pointed out, very intelligent, or at least sneaky, people can cause the ILLUSION in their minds that there is NO thinking going on. But it very often is just that, an illusion. But the subconscious mind is very likely to mount underground guerilla operations to quietly preserve its perceived self-identity by driving things into the subconscious.

Until, of course, mindfulness (a form of meditation) educates the mind to see that thought is only a portion of what the mind does, not all of what the mind does or is. There is something other than, or beyond thought, contributing to who we are as human beings.

Simply put, if you are Paying Attention (which is by definition an in-the-moment experience) to your various streams of thought (which are by definition past/future-oriented) then the more attention you pay to your thoughts, the more your attention displaces those thoughts, and the thoughts tend to dissolve — without effort or willpower — for a period of time.

Your mind literally slows down, or even stops for moments, without attempting to tell yourself to do so. (This is one of the “secrets” of jnana yoga (as in Sanskrit) or the yoga of the mind.)

(This process is NOT the same as free-association methods of meditation.) …

Discovering and Seeing Deeply how THAT process works can bring profound insights and revelations into many of the positive and negative workings of the mind — and body, too.

It also turns the tables on the Thinking Mind because you are NOT trying to tell it to go away. You are actually intimately learning about the STRUCTURE of your mind and thinking by closely observing it, which is done in part by experiencing how the CONTENT of your mind flows through and interacts with the structure of your mind.

Yet ideally, you must do so in as mentally neutral a way as possible. … But of course, “trying to be neutral” doesn’t work any better than trying to “stop” the mind, either.

Moving Your Mind into Your Musculature, such that the Distinctions between them Dissolve, via Mindfulness, is Part of the Art of Physical/Mental Yoga.

~ David Scott Lynn (DSL)

FINALLY, when certain thought streams subside or stop, MANY neuromuscular tensions & habits just STOP right then and there as well. Other tensions and habits take more time to dissolve, but the principle is the same. (This is more true for those with tensions derived primarily from psycho-emotional issues.)

(Generally saying, thinking is more past/future, time-based, while emotions are more in-the-moment feelings. Yet while thinking is about the past & projections into the future, thinking happens in the present moment. That becomes one of THE KEYS to unlocking the “mystery of meditation.”)

Some people choose not to go down the path of mindfulness, which is okay with us. Many results ARE available without getting into all that.

DSL-Edgework is NOT (necessarily) about “Quick Relief” of Symptoms or Conditions

Therefore, The DSL Method of Yoga & Bodywork is NOT in itself about “getting fixed,” or quick relief of pain or dysfunction, nor “fixing” your bad posture. Although a lot of, or all of that, will most likely happen in the process.

Ideally, DSL is more about becoming more mindfully engaged in your internal, bodymind processes, gaining mental & physical skills of self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-adjustment — plus Tension Reduction Strategies — in harmony with the changing conditions of life.

In the process, you release the natural forces within your bodymind that help dissolve the tensions & stresses getting in your way for much of your life.

Paradoxically, when working with this without focusing too much on the goal of muscle pain relief and tension & stress reduction, it can actually happen FASTER than if you’re trying to force it or “do it right.”

Tension Release from Stretching & Manual Pressure - Muscle Pain Relief and Stress Reduction and the cause for sore muscles

Muscle Tension Release from Stretching & Manual Pressure

Your DSL Therapist does this “merely” by applying gentle pressure to your skin, fascia & muscles at locations* in your body (determined by structural/postural analysis), and allowing your nervous system and awareness to make the necessary positive changes your bodymind needs.

As your muscles “Auto-Magically”** start relaxing, your therapist will increase their manual pressure to match your rate and depth of tension release. They will FOLLOW your musculo-fascial release, but will not PUSH the release.

* “Locations” are NOT pre-determined, set points. They are decided upon at the time of structural analysis & postural evaluation. And in many people, the appropriate locations change frequently.

(** Auto-Magically — It’s not really magic at all but I like that phrase!)

Why NO Pain, Means MORE Gain

Therein lies part of the secret to the NO Pain, MORE Gain philosophy of DSL Edgework. The therapy should NOT be irritating AT ALL. It should be as fully relaxing an experience as possible for you. You should like or be totally neutral about what you’re feeling.

You, the Client, are ALWAYS in charge of how much pressure or sensation you’re feeling. And it’s NOT about what you can tolerate.

You should LIKE or be totally NEUTRAL about what you are feeling. …

You should be INVITING the sensations, NOT tolerating the sensations.

~ David Scott Lynn (DSL)

With a simple communication system, you develop with your DSL Therapist, if you are feeling too much discomfort or ANY kind of pain, they will ALWAYS back off to the degree you want and ask them to.

(Intense sensations are fine, as long as they are not really painful. You’ll learn how to feel the difference.)

But YOU need to let them know in as Real Time as possible what you’re feeling, especially if it gets too deep. You do not want to push your “pain limits” too much at all. At least not when you’re just getting familiar with the DSL Edgework process.

YES, to achieve Muscle Pain Relief & Stress Reduction, you are responsible to communicate your needs, but your therapist will, to the best of their ability, always be watching & listening to see if you’re slipping into discomfort or pain, then they’ll adjust pressure or technique as necessary. But it is not always smooth going or easy to tell when a Client is in pain, and often, the client doesn’t even realize it. So ideally, it’s a two-way street.

Surprisingly, some clients are notoriously incapable of feeling for themselves where they are on the sensation/pain scale. In such cases, it is up to the DSL Edgework Therapist to figure out ways to make such determinations until the Client has restored their sensitivities to the point they can get with the program.

For those who “like it deep” and “can take a lot of pressure,” you’ll find that works for some things, but NOT HERE. Not in therapy where your nervous system and muscles are hypersensitive to the slightest increases of pressure, which are often unconsciously perceived as an intrusion and then defended against by increasing muscle tension, often without you noticing it AT ALL!

You will get FAR MORE RELAXATION & RESULTS if you respect and respond to these often VERY subtle and “quiet” signals from your body. The very subtle reflex pathways of the nervous system are often SO subtle, you cannot feel them when they activate, nor if they persist.

In fact, much of the results from The DSL Method come directly from the RE-sensitizing of those often subtle and widely varied messages of your nervous system, brain, and mind.

RE-Sensitized ==>> Response-Able Self-Correction

Why bother to do all that? Why pay that much attention to what might appear on the surface to be an “automatic process”? …

Because the experiences and skills you learn in therapy transfer over into your daily life such as working out or doing your job — or even love-making.

This way, your bodymind becomes far more conscious of what’s really going on within you. And, gradually at first, you literally STOP tolerating many of the things you do that are not good for you.

In many cases and circumstances, your bodymind Auto-Magically begins moving away from negative movements and postures — the not-so-beneficial actions & activities — you find yourself doing on a daily basis. Your RE-sensitized and increasingly Response-Able bodymind becomes Increasingly Self-Correcting in a positive way, often before you realize you’re doing so.

(Counterintuitively, much of “self-awareness” operates well before, or “below and beyond” the conscious mind realizing what’s going on.)

You also learn to find those many brief moments throughout the day where you can instantly relax one or more muscle groups for brief moments, so as to prevent long-term accumulation of too much C.E.M.&.N.T.

QUESTION: When does the heart muscle relax? …
ANSWER: In between beats.

You, therefore, learn to relax your muscles for very short moments at a time in between the many movements you do throughout your day-to-day activities. Done correctly, THIS MIGHT even be more valuable, in the long run, than doing a half hour or hour stretching practice every day, as important as I think THAT is.

The two approaches actually work together, achieving somewhat different yet complementary results.

A Note On Muscle and Fascia

Many theorists and teachers teach about treating fascia as if it is a significantly different component compared to muscles. It’s often called Fascial Release, or Myofascial Release.

Muscle & Fascia fibers - Muscle Pain Relief and Stress Reduction, cause of sore muscles

Muscle Fibers Embedded in Fascial Sheaths

Problem is, they forget that deep fascia (much of which is not very deep at all and is JUST under the skin), is the very material making up the sheaths of the muscle fibers. Think of a copper wire (muscle cell) and its insulating sheath (fascial sheath). Where one goes, the other goes. They cannot go off in different directions and maintain their functional integrity. Otherwise, they lose their ability to function properly.

Separating the muscle fibers and their sheaths, and moving them independently of each other, in any real or significant way seems unlikely at best.

Yes, they have VERY different structures, textures, and functions. Yet they are so intimately intertwined and integrated with their structures and functions, attempting or pretending to treat one separately from the other is, for the most part, an illusion.

You cannot contact the muscle cells without touching the deep fascia, and vice versa.

Muscles & Fascia are Integral, Harmonious Elements of the same system. Though very different in their internal structure, any assumed “separation” between muscle cells and deep fascia is mostly just an illusion. In most cases, treating one IS treating the other.

~ David Scott Lynn (DSL)

Slow & Steady + NO Irritation = More Relaxation

Another Secret to DSL Therapy is the therapist’s manual pressure upon your skin and muscle is slow & steady, with very little overt movement. Very little or NO cross-fiber techniques, very little or NO gliding or rubbing, and very little or NO “twanging” of muscles & fascia.

Those far more common bodywork techniques CAN, without doubt, be VERY EFFECTIVE for MANY of the problems of many people. They DO work much of the time. Yet for some people who are extremely stressed or traumatized, or too de-sensitized to tell, the more aggressive, “twangy” techniques can be far too irritating and counter-productive.

On the other hand, common Swedish and other styles of “relaxation or “spa” massage are more superficial in nature, and they are VERY beneficial in many ways and should be used when possible. But those styles in many cases will NOT get down to the deeper layers of muscle & fascia necessary to get TRUE structural de-compression and postural balance.

Therefore, with DSL Therapy, there is much reduced or eliminated irritation of the nervous system, as well as direct pressure on layers of muscle and fascia most in need.

The Bottom Line is: It’s easier to Open the Door BEFORE you Walk through it. And You Can’t Peel an Onion from the Inside Out, 

~ David Scott Lynn (DSL)

The hypothesis is that manual therapy, or stretching therapy, are primarily affecting the sensory nerves of the nervous system to achieve their primary effects. We think it is steady, continuous pressure on those sensory nerves that stimulate the nerve energy flow to the central nervous system and brain.

“Twanging” or “cross-fibering” a muscle unit produces an intermittent, erratic stimulation of those sensory nerves, rather than the smooth, continuous flow we DSL therapists are looking for. We feel the smooth, continuous flow of nerve energy, along with the No Pain, MORE Gain approach produces FAR more positive change in the nervous system.

That’s how the DSL Therapist thinks about, feels, and works with your muscles, skin & fascia. The result is that DSL Therapy usually gets far deeper than even the usual “deep tissue” methods, and they can stay in the necessary layers of soft tissue far longer because you are not resisting them at all. …

You are NOT experiencing irritation or trauma
in order to get rid of your irritation or trauma!

Fighting fire with fireworks for some things,
but NOT here!

(There is one minor exception to this, called Neuro-Fascial Release, which is similar to skin rolling in Neuromuscular Therapy. This involves a gentle lifting of the skin with a slight pinching action of the therapist’s fingers. It is sometimes not possible to do this without a LITTLE irritation in the first few moments. However, it is done VERY slowly, and VERY gently, so as, in most cases, to not be painful or irritating to You, the Client.)

As Mr. Gary Scott, author and publisher at said when receiving his first DSL session …

“When You Started working on me,
my Brain told me I NEEDED this!”

DSL Edgework is NOT DIRECTLY Focused on the Relief of Symptoms or Conditions. It’s about Learning to Let-Go & Relax in Deeper & Wider Dimensions of Tensions & Stresses. Any Change in Your Symptoms or Conditions is a Natural, Beneficial By-Product!

BUT IF, somehow, your aches & pains and your various dysfunctions or bad posture are reduced or eliminated in the process of receiving DSL Therapy … WELL, Very Sorry about that, but that’s just an added bonus that we have no control over.

What Is The Average Length of Therapy Sessions?

What Is the Average Number Of Therapy Sessions?

These And Many Other Questions are ANSWERED HERE

Thank You for taking the time to look into the DSL approach to the cause of sore muscles as well as Muscle Pain Relief and Stress Reduction.

TESTIMONIALS on The DSL Method of Yoga & Bodywork


Thanks for Reading,
David Scott Lynn (DSL)
DSL: Your Hi-Touch Uplink to Your Inner-Net*
Inner-Net: Your Psycho-Neuro-Muscular-Fascial System