Dermal-Fascial Restoration® WorkshopNovember 4 & 5, 20238 am-5pm, Saturday & SundayStretch to Win Institute-Chandler, AZTuition: $699 early bird expires October 4th ($799 thereafter)
Travel expenses are not included in tuition. Click to download the AZ Travel Document.
Prerequisite: Massage therapists, bodyworkers, structural integration practitioners and other healthcare professionals.
Healthy skin and its underlying connecting subcutaneous fascia should have a natural multidirectional viscoelastic quality when it is bi-directionally tensioned in every direction. Inflammation occurs frequently to the neuro-musculoskeletal system, either through injury, repetitive strain, or disease. If soft tissue inflammation doesn’t heal properly, the layers of fascia within a muscle and the dense and loose connective tissue layers above the muscle can begin to “stick” together, instead of sliding over one another as healthy tissue does. When the skin and connected fascia loses its viscoelasticity this is known as dermal-fascial densification (DFD). When a DFD is present, the skin and fascia has limited stretch capacity in the direction of the densification.
There is a remarkable objectivity and consistency to the identification of DFD’s. The subject with a normal sensory system will report sensations, such as, pinching, fingernail-like, stinging, pins and needles, prickling, burning, tearing sensations upon bilateral tensioning DFD’s. Structurally healthy dermal-fascial soft tissue does not give off these sensations. Bilateral tension of healthy dermal-fascial tissue should only create a deep pressure sensation. This is a valuable means of identifying healthy viscoelastic dermal-fascial tissue vs. impaired viscoelastic dermal-fascial soft tissue that often can be manually restored without trauma.
CONTENT DESCRIPTION:An intensive hands-on course taught by Paul R. Mettler, PT, DPT with three assistants. Participants will gain a hands-on appreciation and understanding for the importance of systematically assessing the structural interconnections between the skin and fascia that stiffen with injury, infection, or immobility. Invisible bands of dermal-fascial densification are exposed and non-traumatically restored through precise manual manipulation of the dermis and fascia and they can be identified and treated nearly anywhere on the body.
FORMAT AND METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:The online and in person content will provide a basic framework for understanding of fascial and skin interconnected anatomy, clinical research, and outcomes.
ONLINE COURSE OBJECTIVES:
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP COURSE OBJECTIVES:This will be 95% hands-on instruction to learn the basic assessment and treatment strategies of dermal-fascial densification (DFD)
We are ready and excited for you! Between patients and professionals, DFR provides a benefit either on its own or in conjunction with another therapy. The DFR assessment is different from any other, and it is about results often in minutes. You can see and feel the DFR difference. You will see and show your patient/client where the invisible adhesion(s) in the skin are located.
Your patient/client will feel a prickling/burning sensation from their first “release” and then often relief with improved movement. You will see actual cases and patients on video, before and after DFR treatments. With DFR, we expect to create outcomes the patient/client desires, and the fulfilling experience of helping anyone get back to a healthy life is powerful.
We hope you can join us this November 4th for a weekend of DFR in beautiful Chandler, Arizona!
Yours in health,Ann & Chris FrederickStretch to Win Institute