Manual Lymphatic drainage techniques for the Upper Body.
The Lauren Berry Method®
the Muscular and Hydraulic components.
October 4th in Verona, VA
Consider these thoughts and opinions...
The body is approximately 70% fluid.
Each and every cell in the body is 'wet'.
This fluid system is in constant circulation, delivering nutrition and carrying away waste.
This 'waste' is primarily filtered through the Lymphatic system.
The primary location for recycling the lymph is in the abdomen.
Part of Lauren's
work focuses on visceral work (massage for the organs) to maintain the recycling and digestive process. Its useful to perceive the body as a fluid system. When one
manually addresses the body as a fluid system, hydraulic principles
become applicable, the results can be quite dramatic.
Muscle Management® is offering
a 6 hr advanced bodywork/massage class focusing on The Berry Method®
approach to Upper Body Lymphatics. These procedures respect and
respond to the hydraulic and structural components within the Lymphatic
system and can aid in reducing the symptoms of colds, asthma, emphysema,
bronchitis, altitude sickness and pneumonia. The healthy functioning
of the lymphatic system is vital to the body's ability to function
at peak performance and continue its ongoing maintenance and repair
requirements. The lymphatic system plays an important role in moving
fluids, regenerating tissue, filtering out toxins and aids the body
in maintaining a healthy immune system. When lymph circulation is
compromised, toxins accumulate and cellular functioning is diminished.
This can often be a major component within many physical ailments.
Techniques associated with healthy lymphatic flow
will be presented that include:
opening the primary drains
manually stimulating the visceral components
accessing and encouraging the bodies' repair mechanisms
recognizing adaptive compensation
passive and active stretching techniques
Upper Body Lymphatic's 6 contact
hr / .6 CEU Category 'A' class
October 4th, 2010
$175....$145 if registered before September 20th.
Classes can be paid for with PayPal
Deposit: $100 (non-refundable)
Early registration: $145
Full tuition: $175
Click below for downloadable registration form. (right click and save)
Included in the class will be a procedure to share with your clients
for self care.
One of Lauren Berry's additional contributions to manual therapy
was in recognizing the importance of the hydraulic properties of
the Lymphatic system throughout the body and the relationship to
the bodies structural influences. Through recognizing, respecting
and responding to this well-designed organization,therapists can
often aid in restoring health and reducing tensions rather quickly.
These techniques can additionally be effective for...
reducing edema and local swelling
stimulating a sluggish immune system
enhancing skin health
inducing deep relaxation
decreasing scar tissue adhesions
The following heartwarming story was shared with
Taum after Chris completed the one day class on ‘Upper Body
Lymphatics’ in Winston/Salem, NC.
His parents, Joanna and Adam, brought two-year old Jacob to me. Recent
success with Jacob’s grandfather, Bugs, led the grandparents
to recommend message therapy for Jacob’s respiratory problems.
The late Roger Bliss had introduced me to the Lauren Berry Method
of Message Therapy. After Roger’s death, Taum Sayers traveled
from Truckee, California to North Carolina periodically to see Roger’s
clients and teach classes. I had recently completed the lymphatic
class under Taum, and Mary, Jacob’s grandmother, hoped that
something could be done to help her grandson.
Jacob, diagnosed with suspected Cystic Fibrosis, had been hospitalized
seven times for pneumonia in his brief two years. His blood oxygen
levels were so low that, when he slept, his lips would turn blue,
making his mother constantly fearful. He had very little appetite.
The local hospital had sent Jacob home and advised Joanna that there
was little more that could be done to alleviate Jacob’s condition.
Making no promises, I agreed to work on Jacob. I did a lymphatic chest
drain and messaged his back to widen the spaces between his ribs –
intending to increase his lung capacity. During the procedure, his
lips turned pink and his breathing became noticeably easier. He went
home, ate three hot dogs and, according to his grandmother, still
has good color. She reported that he hasn’t had a sniffle in
the two months since treatment.
At the time, I was dismayed that Jacob cried loudly during the treatment.
In retrospect, his crying probably helped open his lungs and assisted
in the healing process.
Only one treatment was needed to increase Jacob’s oxygen intake
and to alleviate the constant fear of his parents.
"Taum Sayers is approved by the National
Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
as a continuing education provider. Provider # 152386-00"