Soma Therapy Courses
Osteo-Articular Joint Pumping
Fluid, especially water, is a primary constituent of fasciae. The proper flow of fluid during the acute and chronic inflammatory processes is requisite for proper physiological and bio-mechanical function of a specific fasciae, articulation and/or kinetic chain. Pumping improves fluid flow and helps restore function to a specific joint, fasciae, or kinetic chain.
Therapists who learn Joint Pumping techniques will acquire skills to increase the quality of the fasciae in proximity to the osteo-articular joints. They will also learn to manipulate the inflammatory process in the acute or chronic patient.
Water is the primary element of the Extra-Cellular Matrix of the fasciae. It is constantly being linked and unlinked to the glycosaminoglycans and the proteoglycans in the ECM. This continual process of linking and unlinking is described in osteopathy as the primary respiratory mechanism (PRM). A properly functioning PRM is one of the most significant indicators of health.
If the PRM of the fasciae is disturbed, the structural and physiological functions of the fasciae at a local or global level may be compromised leading to dysfunctions of a specific muscle, articulation or an entire kinetic chain.
Therapists who learn Fascial Normalization techniques will acquire foundational skills to treat the severely acute patient, finalizing complex soft tissue cases and restoring function to the fasciae of the viscera.
TTLS is a technique that addresses the structural needs and sensory functions of ligaments and tendons.
Collagen fibers constitute a major element of the fasciae. In a tendon or ligament, there are a larger proportion of fibers to cells. The fibers give fasciae its tensile strength and determine its function. The higher proportion of collagen fibers and the specialized sensory cells call for a different treatment strategy than fasciae with a lower proportion of fibers or sensory cells.
Therapists who learn TTLS techniques acquire the foundational skills to treat chronically or acutely injured ligaments and tendons by increasing vascularization and improving the tissue’s overall quality.
Diaphragmology explores how the presence of the four diaphragmatic structures in the body: Cranial, Cervico Thoracic, Thoracic, and Pelvic manage tension and compression in the head, thorax, abdomen and pelvis. This leads to a complete tensegritous model of the body.
Therapists learn to apply Pumping, Fascial Normalization and TTLS to normalize the four foundational diaphragms of the body: pelvic, thoracic, cervico-thoracic and cranial. The course also explores how the proper management and functioning of these structures effects function of all of the viscera in relation to the diaphragms.
The Soma Therapy Program