Mindful Clinical / Medical Massage Therapy,
Muscle Therapy & Myo- Structural Balancing
Mindful Medical Massage Therapy,
Muscle Therapy, Myo- Structural Balancing ...
with Postural Yoga Therapy
Welcome to the INFO Page for Private Clients of
DSL Edgework & Let-Go Yoga Therapy:
DSL Edgework is a manual, Soft Tissue-focused, medical massage therapy for reducing or eliminating chronic, excess muscle & nerve tension & stress (or C.E.M.&.N.T. for short).
C.E.M.&.N.T. is responsible for a surprisingly high number of symptoms and conditions in the nerve, muscle, fascial, and joint structures of the body. This can also affect the metabolic systems.
For Example: the small and large intestines are in part made of smooth muscle (rather than the more familiar skeletal muscle) and are subject to accumulating chronic, excess nerve & muscle tension and stress. As these smooth muscle fibers get chronically stressed or "tight," they can no longer push digested food through the intestinal tract, leading to many different conditions and symptoms, even diseases, beginning in the digestive tract.
Myo- Structural Balancing is the method for developing the strategy of which muscles to work with, and in what sequence.
Let-Go Yoga is a low-intensity, highly therapeutic Breathing, Exercise & Stretching Technique. Postural Yoga Therapy is designed to work with hands-on techniques to further reduce or eliminate C.E.M.&.N.T.
Is DSL Similar To Other Therapies?
DSL Edgework has similarities to medical massage techniques like neuromuscular therapy (NMT), myofascial release (MFR), deep tissue therapy, shiatsu (acupressure), and structural integration (such as Rolfing®). Yet there are many significant differences. Practitioners of DSL Edgework draw on the best and most up-to-date sciences behind those therapies.
We then, based on in-depth knowledge and sciences of how the human bodymind really works, developed a Quantum Advancement in soft tissue therapy.
Yes, I know that "quantum" word gets overused, and it seems a bit "esoteric" (meaning probably or intended to be understood by a few people with specialized knowledge). However, if we look further at the definition of Quantum ...
It has to do with very small QUANTA (discrete quantity) of energy producing more-or-less unpredictable changes at micro (very small) levels, yet (most of the time) VERY predictable at macro (very large) levels.
For Example: A laser light is used in CD players to read the disc. The result of the laser reading the disc is EXACT and PRECISE every time you play it.
The DSL Edgework Practitioner performs therapy with lower intensity of pressure — lower levels or "quanta" of "energy" inputs — meaning less manual pressure & movement applied to the Client's soft tissues (skin, muscles & fascia) than many other therapies.
And, because of the complexity of the human bodymind, we often really don't know what exactly is going to happen in the early stages. Yet most of the time, the bigger changes we're expecting eventually show up ... sometimes sooner, sometimes later.
(Unfortunately, muscles, fascia and nerves do NOT usually respond on a predictable timetable. Their timetable depends on the Client's lifelong history, what they've been through in life such as accidents or trauma, and so on.)
Much of this change happens because DSL Edgework Practitioners are not focusing on "treating the muscles & fascia." We are contacting those tissues with our hands in order to "talk" to the central nervous system (CNS) & Brain. If we send the "right messages" to the CNS, without also sending contrary messages (such as pain), the nervous system and brain will make the soft tissue and structural changes we're looking for.
Therefore, we use a NO Pain, MORE Gain Philosophy of Therapy.
This way, lower intensity — homeopathic* doses — of manual pressure, stretching or exercise will produce the bigger, sometimes profound changes we intend and our Clients hope for.
* Homeopathic: Treatment by Similars ... We don't use the little white pills most homeopathy employs. Yet we DO use a lower-dose theory of manual pressure or stretching to reflect back to the nerve systems of the bodymind how much resistance the soft tissues — the psycho*-neuro-musculo-fascial units — are generating.
* And by "psycho" we are NOT referring to a "psychiatric" condition, but to the dictionary definition: relating to the mind or psychology or from the Greek, breath, mind or soul.
All action of the human bodymind involves the nervous system, and much of it the brain. And the mind and psychology play a great part in much of that action. That is why we include "psycho" in the term psycho-neuro-musculo-fascial.
Evaluation Preparing for
Yet before beginning providing therapy, the DSL Practitioner invests some time in getting to know your Health History to help create a Treatment Strategy. Depending on how complex your situation is, this history, combined with a Postural Evaluation, might, if necessary, get very comprehensive.
Some Clients say we find and figure out more than most physicians or other therapists ever do, allowing the Therapist and Client to come up with more thorough insight into the nature of their conditions and then develop effecticient* therapeutic strategies.
* Effecticient = effective + efficient, because they should come at the same time!
Below you'll find links to descriptions of DSL Edgework. You can also read about the differences between the DSL Method and other systems of therapy on the Comparison Pages.
Whether you are an existing Client or are considering becoming one, I'll do my best to give you the information you need to DECIDE whether DSL Edgework is for YOU, and how to maximize your Experience & Results.
FIRST … FOR LEGAL ISSUES PERTAINING TO THIS THERAPY:
THEN, To Jump To The Chase & Learn How An ACTUAL DSL Therapy Session Works, IN DETAIL with LOTS of Questions Answered, Please GO TO the:
For IN-DEPTH Overviews of DSL Edgework Therapeutics (Neuro-Musculo-Fascial Therapy), Please See the Following Descriptions:
1.) WHAT would it FEEL like to have your muscles more fully relaxed most of the time? How much better would you perform? How much more energy would you have?
Here, you'll learn about an Idealized Process of full body, muscle tension release (relaxation) and how you can possibly achieve some, most, or all of those results. Various massage therapy benefits are described here:
2.) More Info on C.E.M.&.N.T. (Chronic, Excess Muscle & Nerve Tension & Stress). This is THE Primary Objective of DSL Edgework, to reduce or eliminate the tensions & stresses interfering with your life:
3.) NEXT, you'll find an in-depth description of how DSL Edgework with Medical Massage Therapeutics & Myo- Structural Balancing will positively affect your life with various soft tissue and clinical massage therapy benefits.
This is an In-Depth Description of 1-on-1 DSL Clinical / Medical Massage Therapy & Myo- Structural Balancing Sessions:
4.) For a more Detailed, science-based explanation of DSL Edgework, please go here:
5.) For What Other People are Saying about DSL Therapy, the Benefits of Medical Massage Therapy & Myo- Structural Balancing:
6.) If you have specific issues you'd like more info on, please go here:
7.) To Learn More about the DSL Method of Let-Go Yoga (Physical / Mental Yoga or Conscious Stretching):
8.) To Read About DSL's comprehensive e-Book on Postural Yoga and Yoga Therapy (especially self-applied), Please Go Here:
9.) To Learn More About David and the DSL Method of Yoga/Bodywork Therapeutics:
To Contact David Scott Lynn:
AGAIN, for LEGAL ISSUES PERTAINING to this THERAPY System:
On the many pages of this website, you'll find lots of various massage therapy facts and information. You can go to the Site Map for a list of articles on this site.
Though quite similar to other medical massage techniques such as neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue, and structural integration, you'll discover many subtle and not-so-subtle differences. Go to the Comparison Pages and find out about, for example, medical massage vs deep tissue therapy.
And much of this material should help you find and select a good medical massage therapist.
Thank You Very Much for Reading about the DSL Method of Mindful Clinical / Medical Massage Therapy, Muscle Therapy, Myo- Structural Balancing, and Postural Yoga Therapy.
David Scott Lynn (DSL*)
* DSL: Your Hi-Touch Up-Link to the Inner-Net
Inner-Net: Your Psycho-Neuro-Musculo-Fascial System