Elemental Manual Meridian
Theory & Techniques
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Elemental Manual Meridian Theory & Techniques
This series of 5 classes will focus on affecting the Autonomic Nervous System and Vagus nerve complex, in order to achieve energetic and physical balance. The curriculum is taught relative to each element in the Five Element Meridian System Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.
Techniques in these classes will blend together:
Toyohari style meridian therapy;
Visceral Fascial Matrix Mobilization;
Circulatory Release Techniques;
Myofascial Release: Direct and Indirect techniques that incorporate the philosophy of the structure fascial matrix and fascial meridian system;
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy;
Neuroendocrine Balancing; and
Emotional Release Techniques.
Affects to the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems will be achieved through manipulation of the energy within the meridians, using the aforementioned modalities.
The Poly-Vagal Theory, as developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, will be discussed as foundational theory for the techniques presented. Safe and Sound Listening Protocol (SSP) will also be introduced within the Wood Element class, for its significant effects as a tool for working with people that have experienced trauma, and to assist with Vagal down regulation.
Emphasis on anatomy, physiology, palpatory integration, and tactile sense will be highlighted in class, as well as Toyohari assessments of the energy channels of the body. Each student will learn to trust their hands through practice, and confirmation through demonstration. In person class sizes will be kept small to nurture the most comprehensive learning possible in a short period of time. Clinical experience will be referenced in each class, so as to relay practical application of the techniques presented. Creativity and an open mind are essential prerequisites.
These classes will be geared toward advanced practitioners of massage, manual therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and acupuncture, although any healthcare practitioner with an extensive working knowledge of anatomy may apply to take a class. Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, MDs, DOs, DCs, PAs, PTAs, and CNAs are also encouraged to take this curriculum, to expand their working knowledge of the potentials for healing.
The techniques and information presented in these classes are meant to enhance your current practice, and expand your awareness of the resilience of the human body. Information will also be given relative to application in current patient plans of care, and instruction as to the documenting of procedure for health plan reimbursement. Questions about clinical application are encouraged, and will be addressed by email, or in person, in the case of small group classes.
Each class can be taken stand alone, but will build off of each other, as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Students are encouraged to complete the whole sequence, and packages are available for prepayment at each level of completion.
These courses will be delivered in hands on, in person workshops, as well as an online format, with detailed demonstrations and a ‘learn at your own pace’ structure.
Small group, in person, classes and study sessions will be available on a limited bases, at the request of the student or group of students. For those taking this curriculum entirely online, I am offering one to one, hands on training, to be scheduled after completion of each module, at your convenience. This hands on training is not required, but is highly recommended to ensure correct application of the techniques and further your learning process.
Questions during the course of your learning can be directed to my private email, and/or the EMMT discord server (preferred) so members of the community can also learn from the answers that are presented.