Trager Skills, Resistance & Release with Deane Juhan
Arms and hands are among the busiest, hardest working areas of our bodies. Injuries and painful issues stemming from repetitive actions and accumulative strain with inflammation and dysfunction are among the most common complaints that present themselves in my practice. In addition, care of our arms and hands--and the development of their sensibilities--are perennially important to us as bodyworkers. They are our primary tools, and their growing effectiveness is central to the work we do.
The neck and shoulder provide the passageways for the nerve and blood supply to the arms and hands. The freedom of movement of the arms sets the parameters for the placement and usefulness of the hands. And the hands are our primary means of manipulating all the objects and tasks that we perform. Their strength, dexterity and sensitivity are crucial to so many of the activities that continually engage us.
In my experience, treatment of the hands is often given scant attention in training programs, and learning to deal successfully with the many injuries, pains and limited functions that they can present is a powerful addition to your modality, whatever that may be.
Based on the work of Dr. Milton Trager and my own development of his approach--Resistance Release Work--this workshop will bring to your practice a comprehensive treatment of the neck, shoulder, arms and hands. Deep relaxation of chronic holding patterns, together with active re-coordination of strength, dexterity and range of motion will give you tools to effectively rehabilitate their injuries and limitations and to help your clients discover and integrate the full potential of the human hand--one of the most intricate engineering marvels of the body.
This work is a powerful addition to any bodyworker’s previous training and practice.
Deane Juhan may be best known as the author of Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork an essential text on the means, methods, uses, and deeply personal applications of what has come to be known as “bodywork” First trained in Esalen massage, he developed a private practice and led workshops in massage as well as seminars in anatomy and physiology for bodyworkers. In 1976 he met Dr. Milton Trager, founder of the Trager Institute for Psychophysical Integration, and has been a practitioner and instructor of the TRAGERWork approach ever since. He is on the faculty of the Northern California Trager Institute and has developed a series of workshops in dynamic anatomy and in Trager? Bodywork for bodyworkers and therapists of all kinds, which he conducts all over the United States, in Canada and in Europe.
This class is always popular and limited space will be available, so we suggest you register early.