ADVANCED STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUE
with PHIL YOUNG
The foremost Polarity teacher of Energy structural work
WORKING IN THE FIELD OF GRAVITY
In Polarity Therapy, structural bodywork is done with the client lying on a bodywork table where the impact of gravity upon the structure is greatly reduced. However, the human body evolved in the active field of gravity and indeed many functions in the body are ‘gravity dependent.’ We will explore working the structure of the body in both the sitting and standing positions as well as working with the five keystone structures in the body.
The POWER OF RAJAS – An Exploration of Harmonic Technique
The body is not only designed to move it actually enjoys moving. When we are tense or stressed the body tightens, restricting its natural movement capabilities and inherent rhythm. As a result we feel ill at ease.
So often when people experience chronic pain in a part of their body they immobilize that part of the body as a defense. As a result complex layers of immobility are set up with accompanying anxiety. The mind is afraid of movement and the body has, in a sense, ‘forgotten’ how to move. Reminding the body of its movement capabilities is essential to healing. Not only does rhythmic movement increase mobility, it encourages the release of tension and holding to encourage better circulation, thus enabling the body to carry away held toxins into the area so any inhibition of the healing process is cleared.
This workshop introduces sophisticated modes of harmonic technique on the body. The use of tension and compression coupled with oscillatory body movement is explored in depth and these tools are then used therapeutically on various body parts. You will learn how to induce different levels of harmonic vibration and movement through the body in order to re-establish its natural frequencies and ease, as well as profoundly influencing the centrifugal energy flows. Drawing on the work of the founder of Polarity Therapy Dr Randolph Stone DO ND as well as that of Dr Robert Fulford DO and Eyal Ledermann DO, the work includes an extensive exploration of the concepts of tension and compression adapted from the tensegrity concepts of scientist and philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller
STRUCTURE AS IDENTITY
An in depth exploration of a unique type of body reading that relates the spinal segments with the oval fields and the individual’s expression of their identity into the world.
OSTEOPATHIC FUNCTIONAL TECHNIQUE
A cohesive multi-layered approach to restoring ease and comfort in the body
All clinical examinations whether done by a physiotherapist, osteopath, or massage therapist usually include some form of range of motion test. These tests look at the body's ability to move in 3-dimensional space i.e. can the client bend forward/backward, twist left/right, side bend left/right and can they shift left/right, forward/back and up/down. Normally, the various range of motion tests simply establish a baseline against which to evaluate therapeutic progress. What was realised by American osteopaths in the mid to late 1950s was that these test themselves, when used in a unique way, constitute an actual treatment methodology which has become known as "osteopathic functional technique," this gentle indirect technique works by finding and then combining the point of maximum ease in each of the 6 different ranges of motion that are available to the human body.
In essence the technique is concerned with creating a deep and profound sense of ease and comfort in the clients body. Functional technique is invaluable in acute and hyper acute cases where there is significant inflammation and where general manipulation is contra-indicated and the method can also succeed in chronic cases where other approaches have failed. You will learn to apply both "balance and hold" and "dynamic" methods. A study of functional technique will increase your palpation skills and abilities as well as enhance your therapeutic repertoire.
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