health at hand Professional training

Deep Myofascial Release

health at hand offers training in the manual techniques of Deep Myofascial Release® for physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists and all those who work in manual therapy. DMR Therapy® is an extremely effective therapeutic approach to treating patients with protracted pain. In addition, it also helps prevent injuries experienced by the therapists themselves, thus dramatically reducing therapists’ lost time injuries.

DMR Therapy® is especially effective in three areas:

  1. rapidly eliminating musculoskeletal pain, and for avoiding unnecessary joint surgeries.
  2. restoring the body’s natural shock absorption, and noticeably decreasing injuries, especially in those who practice sports.
  3. dramatically increasing performance by reducing restricted joint movement resulting from tension in the muscles and fascia.

 DMR training has three principal benefits for practitioners:

  1. Therapists who use DMR techniques become much more effective in eliminating client pain.
  2. They focus on body mechanics, enabling them to work more deeply and effectively without incurring the pain and injury experienced by many manual therapists.
  3. In class the students are the models, which allows them to both experience and practice the therapy, and to eliminate their own pain and/or injuries while they are learning.

health at hand offers two basic training modules of 5 hours each, which include:

  • Introduction to DMR, an alternative perspective
  • Practice by building on the students’ skill and knowledge
  • Questions, answers and evaluation

NOTE: Students will receive written material beforehand, explaining the theory and methods so that, by far, the bulk of the 6 hours will be practice. Classes will have a maximum of 10 students to maximize participation.


Students learn by experiencing the therapy and practicing on one another. They learn DMR techniques to eliminate pain, and more importantly, to get to the root of the problem in areas such as the neck, shoulders, arms, hands, back, etc. They practice alternative body mechanics and a variety of ways to apply them so that the therapist avoids the pain and injury often associated with deep bodywork.


In addition to reviewing basic DMR techniques and addressing questions, we learn to work with problems in the hips, glutes, legs, knees, calves, ankles, feet, etc.


What you will learn… by actual practice rather than in theory:

  • To be truly fast and effective in eliminating pain.
  • To advance your practice with techniques that your patients will notice in the first five minutes of therapy.
  • That pain often originates far from where it is felt. Learn where common problems originate and how to eliminate them.
  • That surgery is rarely the solution to musculoskeletal pain and is almost always unnecessary for carpal tunnel or shoulder and hip problems. Learn how easily these problems can be eliminated.
  • That eliminating the pain is normally not the same as eliminating the problem. To do so one needs to go much, much deeper into the source so that the pain will not return.
  • That by working with the subconscious, the body will allow us to reach this depth.
  • That we can work much, much deeper, as needed, without harming ourselves or alienating our client.
  • That common problems like bursitis or tendinitis or knee pain can often be eliminated in a single session.

NOTE: health at hand also offers advanced modules which deepen the understanding of working with specific sports, diagnoses or areas of the body. For further information, contact me via telephone or email.

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