Positional Release therapy is an excellent way to release hyper-sensitive tissue easily and quickly. Similar to Orthobionomy, Strain Counter-Strain, and Neuromuscular Re-Education, this technique uses the body’s nervous system to remind the muscles to relax. The technique consists of precise positioning and the use of a monitor point to relax the muscle in an effortless way. This comprehensive DVD shows how to release the most common dysfunctions with ease and skill.
Instructor Diana Haynes, the instructor, has been practicing various forms of bodywork for over 30 years. She has over 1000 hours of training and has been teaching for over 20 years in a wide range of massage topics, including swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, neuromuscular, sports, myofascial, lymphatic, anatomy, pathology, healing trauma etc. Diana believes that Positional Release is the single most effective technique that can take away pain in the hyper-sensitive area away in a minute. Each of us have a nature to position our body in a relieving posture. She brings her technical skill and clear teaching style to this great DVD.
Introduction to Positional Release - This is the introduction to our positional release online class. This lesson covers the history and neurological basis for positional release and it’s cousins strain-counter strain, integrated neuromuscular inhibition, facilitated positional release, and orthobionomy. Then the basic positional release technique principles are demonstrated.
The Neck - This lesson looks at the lateral neck, anterior neck and posterior neck. Each section focuses on evaluation of the various structures using motion assessment, then freeing restriction using positional release. Cautions and contraindications about neck work are also discussed.
The Shoulder - During this section of the positional release online class, Diana focuses on positional release for the shoulder. This includes motion assessment for the glenohumeral joint and muscles. Then she demonstrates specific techniques for the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, teres major, coracoid process, pectoralis major and minor, serratus anterior, biceps tendon, deltoid, rhomboids and levator scapula.
The Arm And Hand - This lesson discusses the basic anatomy of the forearm and wrist. This includes positional release for the flexors and the extensors. She also shows techniques for rheumatoid arthritis in the finger joints.
Thoracic Spine - This lesson shows evaluation and treatment of the thoracic spine. This includes techniques for the upper thoracic spine and lower thoracic spine, which require different release positions to achieve an effect release.
Quadratus Lumborum - This lesson shows how to release the quadratus lumborum. The technique includes correct movement of the femur and ilium to compress the muscle until it releases.
Lumbar Spine - This lesson shows how to treat the lumbar pain at 5 different locations, including the iliacus, psoas, piriformis, gluteus medius and posterior lumbar muscles.
Long And Short Leg - This is part of the pelvis section, and includes how to evaluate for a short and long leg, then how to balance each of these conditions.
Psoas - This lesson details the psoas major assessment in a variety of different ways, as well as multiple release techniques.
Sacrum - This lesson shows a general sacral release and specific sacral points.
Knee Anterior - This lesson demonstrates evaluation for the patellar motion in 4 directions. She then shows evaluation and positional release techniques for the quadriceps and pez anserinus attachment.
Posterior Leg - This lesson shows to to relieve hamstring strain, the gastrocnemius, the soleus, and achilles tendonitis.
Ankle - This lesson shows evaluation for the medial and lateral ankle, and positional release techniques to address issues in this area.
Integration - This lesson demonstrates how to integrate positional release into a standard massage. Diana demonstrates 3 routines in real time so you can see how the work is put together.
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