By David Lauterstein
Here’s a big word that boils down to something quite simple yet incredibly important. When we touch the body, the only thing we touch directly is the skin. Therefore the therapeutic opportunities given us by the skin are vast. Dermoneuromodulation is a new therapy succeeding dramatically due to the crucial role played by the skin in the structure and function of the whole person.
“The skin in common with the nervous system arises from the outermost of the three embryonic cell layers, the ectoderm…the nervous system is therefore basically a buried part of the skin, or alternatively the skin may be regarded an the most exposed portion of the nervous system”. – Ashley Montagu
Modern research tells us that pain is a signal from the nervous system that is felt in the body and functions to get our attention.
Because the skin is the most exposed portion of the nervous system, if we want to relieve the pain we feel, the skin is the first and possibly most important organ through which we need to communicate. The skin is not just a “hide”; it is the living, breathing integumentary system. It is the largest sensory organ in the body. And the sensing of touch is the first sense to develop in the embryo. So if we want to communicate with the sensory foundation of any person’s world and brain, then touching the skin is what we need to do first of all.
This new modality called DNM gives us a very effective way to do this. DNM, pioneered by Canadian PT, Diane Jacobs, has taken many parts of North America by storm. But it has yet to become widely known or utilized in Texas. This is one of the main reasons we are so excited to be bringing Jeff Rockwell here to introduce you to DNM on June 27th and 28th.
The power of DNM is communicated simply by its root words –
- Dermo – skin
- Neuro – nerve
- Modulation – the process whereby we modulate the nervous system through our touch.
Dr. Jeff Rockwell, DC is a fantastic person to introduce you to this important way of working. I personally know and admire Jeff and so am particularly enthusiastic about bringing him, himself a pioneer in this form of therapy, and a terrific teacher, to introduce Texas therapists to DNM. The seminar is open to massage therapists, PT’s and to all health professionals who perform manual therapy.
Jeff is a chiropractor, Canadian-trained osteopath, body worker and somatic educator, with a passionate interest in the neuroscience of manual therapy. A pioneer in brain-based manual therapy, he has been a popular teacher on the seminar circuit for the past twenty years. Professor of Clinical Sciences at Parker University for many years, he is the author and producer of numerous manuals, books, and DVDs on myofascial therapy and somatic education, and he is a member of the Continuing Education faculty for Parker University, Logan College of Chiropractic and Life Chiropractic College West. He is also the founder and co-director of the Institute of Manual Neuroscience in San Jose, California.
Do not miss the chance to learn about and begin practicing this exciting new modality!
Learn more at the Dermoneuromodulation & Integrated Methods for Chronic Pain and Stress workshop with Jeff Rockwell on June 27-28. CLICK HERE to register today!