Dynamic Integrative Massage Techniques for the Upper Body

USD $29.56



This thorough and comprehensive demonstration features techniques to augment the massage therapist’s preferred treatment methods, while also providing step-by-step guidance to massage therapy students. This DVD can be used in sections, which are organized to ensure ease of use and applicability. Instructor and RMT Paul Lewis demonstrates a variety of reparative therapies, focusing on the upper limbs, head/neck/shoulders, abdominals and back. Lewis is best known for his use of Dynamic Angular Petrissage, a powerful, safe and effective technique that requires little physical effort on part of the therapist. Using DAP, one can continually assess the client’s response to treatment, gauging range of motion, tissue pliability, mobility, texture, tone, tenderness and temperature while treating. Using DAP furthermore enhances the therapist’s awareness of his or her own posture and body mechanics.

The techniques shown in this DVD are universally applicable and can be adapted for use with both the Massage Table and Massage Chair. A case study is integrated to effectively support the clinical reasoning and rational for modalities, treatment positions, areas addressed and techniques utilized. The therapies explained range from tissue preparation using hydrotherapy on both the table and chair, to unique techniques such as Triple Knuckle Stripping, as well as alternative treatment positions and draping options for clients who are unable to lay in a prone position. A supplementary demonstration of Lewis Circles provides both client and therapist with a simple yet beneficial self-care exercise.

Scene Index:

Preparing for Treatment

Palpation Assessment of Shoulder Movement

Dynamic Upper Limb Treatment

Focus on Subscapularis

Stretching Pectoralis Major

Dynamic Head, Neck & Shoulder Treatment

Stretch Contralateral Sternocleidomastoid

Stretch Scalenes

Abdominal Techniques

Treatment for Constipation

Techniques & Modalities for the Back

Preparing Tissue for Treatment

Techniques for Treatment

Segmental Latissimus Dorsi Stretch

Transition from Table to Chair

Self-care “Lewis Circles” Exercise


Manufacturer URL : integrative-upper-body

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