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Dermoneuromodulation course in San Diego, CA

Postby kathryn on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:44 am

Hi All- Diane Jacobs, PT is coming to San Diego to teach her dermoneuromodulation (DNM) course in San Diego on Aug. 18 & 19, 2012 at the Marina Village - for more information about the course and about DNM, check out this link!

http://www.DNMseminar.info


You can also check out an article I wrote on my website by clicking this link- http://rajamroose.com/massage and scroll down until you see DNM. There is also a testimonial on this page- http://rajamroose.com/testimonials about a client's experience with DNM.

Here's an example of how I use it in my work (I cut and pasted from a post I made at somasimple.com in the DNM thread)- permission was given to share this story:

So, I wanted to share another success story that isn't very complicated. My client is a woman who is in her sixties and takes care of children for a living. She also has a large family and cares for many in her family. 30 years ago, a man she was dating slammed her into a wall and she hit the protruding corner almost exactly on her spine. Since then, she's been in pain that has worsened over the years. She did start a program on painkillers, but gave them up after having to deal with an addiction (to the med's) problem. She's since then been on a wholesome diet (fresh vegetables & fruit) and practices meditation. Those have helped her to cope with the pain over the years.

She came in several weeks ago as the pain in her shoulder & neck had become "unbearable". She has been to PT, chiropractor, massage, acupunture, etc which all seem to help for a day or so, but nothing lasting. She read about DNM on my website and felt like DNM made sense. She has come in to my office weekly for 30 minute sessions & tonight was her 5th session.

She's an African-American woman and the skin in the mid to low back area looked much darker than the surrounding skin on the back. Viewing her back while prone, her spine also looked short and the sides of her trunk looked compressed (meaning distance from auxillary to hip).

At first, she said her pain starting in the upper L shoulder and then went into the neck. The first session, I used DNM to the cervical area (both sides) and on top of the shoulder over the sup trap area. The next visit, she felt there was improvement, so we did the same but there wasn't anything tender in the neck, so we moved down and explored the L shoulder area. On the third visit, she said her neck & shoulder haven't bothered her, but now she feels pain in the thoracic area (where she was slammed into the corner). We worked along the spine from L1 up to T9. There was a lot of nerve talking, meaning referrals, spasming, etc.

The most painful and active points are actually on the R of the spine, although she'd been feeling the pain on the L.

When she came in last week, she looked very relaxed and said she had been sleeping well through the night. She has been able to lay flat on her back, which she couldn't do before for many years without feeling a pressure in mid-back. She said there's a "skip in her step" and she notices she doesn't get as irritable throughout the day. We kept up the same work as the previous.

I noticed the skin on the back that was previously darker has lightened and is now evenly toned with the rest of the back. Her spine doesn't seem as short, nor does the lateral trunk on both sides look compressed.

Today she told me that she finds it very easy to smile throughout the day and said that she makes a dimple now when she smiles that she forgot she had. We talked about exploring new movement and it seems she's already started that process. We bumped her next appointment out two weeks and will go from there.

Update: After two weeks, she is still pain free but now just feels a "pressure" in mid-back area.
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Re: Dermoneuromodulation course in San Diego, CA

Postby WaltFritz on Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:48 pm

Hoping to make it
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Re: Dermoneuromodulation course in San Diego, CA

Postby kathryn on Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:53 pm

We would love to see you there Walt! :D
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Re: Dermoneuromodulation course in San Diego, CA

Postby JasonE on Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:10 pm

I am really looking forward to this! I have been using DNM in my sessions for over a year, and it has really enhanced my ability to provide pain relief and long term improvements in chronic pain conditions. It blends beautifully with relaxation work, too, enabling me to provide a "deeper" sense of relaxation and relief without breaking my flow.

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Re: Dermoneuromodulation course in San Diego, CA

Postby moose_goose on Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:37 pm

kathryn wrote:
She's an African-American woman and the skin in the mid to low back area looked much darker than the surrounding skin on the back. Viewing her back while prone, her spine also looked short and the sides of her trunk looked compressed (meaning distance from auxillary to hip).



I noticed the skin on the back that was previously darker has lightened and is now evenly toned with the rest of the back. .


This is mildly off-topic, but over the years I've noticed that some people's area of pain is very near a large mole, a birthmark, or other skin discoloration - has anyone else noticed this?
Part of me thinks it's just coincidence, part thinks that maybe it's cell memory from some sort of past life trauma (yeah, I know, that's kind of 'out there')...

Anyway, the class sounds pretty neat... too bad I'm so far away :undecided:
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Re: Dermoneuromodulation course in San Diego, CA

Postby JasonE on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:56 pm

moose_goose wrote:
kathryn wrote:
She's an African-American woman and the skin in the mid to low back area looked much darker than the surrounding skin on the back. Viewing her back while prone, her spine also looked short and the sides of her trunk looked compressed (meaning distance from auxillary to hip).



I noticed the skin on the back that was previously darker has lightened and is now evenly toned with the rest of the back. .


This is mildly off-topic, but over the years I've noticed that some people's area of pain is very near a large mole, a birthmark, or other skin discoloration - has anyone else noticed this?
Part of me thinks it's just coincidence, part thinks that maybe it's cell memory from some sort of past life trauma (yeah, I know, that's kind of 'out there')...

Anyway, the class sounds pretty neat... too bad I'm so far away :undecided:


Too far away? I'm next door in Minnesota, and I'm going! I also know a guy in Michigan who's going. C'mon, Wisconsin - REPRESENT! :lol:
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Re: Dermoneuromodulation course in San Diego, CA

Postby moose_goose on Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:38 am

JasonE wrote:
moose_goose wrote:
kathryn wrote:
She's an African-American woman and the skin in the mid to low back area looked much darker than the surrounding skin on the back. Viewing her back while prone, her spine also looked short and the sides of her trunk looked compressed (meaning distance from auxillary to hip).



I noticed the skin on the back that was previously darker has lightened and is now evenly toned with the rest of the back. .


This is mildly off-topic, but over the years I've noticed that some people's area of pain is very near a large mole, a birthmark, or other skin discoloration - has anyone else noticed this?
Part of me thinks it's just coincidence, part thinks that maybe it's cell memory from some sort of past life trauma (yeah, I know, that's kind of 'out there')...

Anyway, the class sounds pretty neat... too bad I'm so far away :undecided:


Too far away? I'm next door in Minnesota, and I'm going! I also know a guy in Michigan who's going. C'mon, Wisconsin - REPRESENT! :lol:


hahahah @ Jason (hey I'm pretty sure we're friends on fb... I'm ginger... )
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Re: Dermoneuromodulation course in San Diego, CA

Postby kathryn on Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:04 pm

Moose Goose, not sure about that. The site of the injury seemed darker at first but through progression of work, the skin lightened to match the surrounding tissues. That may have to do with neural health. That's why I'm taking this course, to understand it better. I think the mole and birthmark thing may just be a coincidence, think of the number of clients you have in pain who don't have moles or birthmarks. My guess is that we tend to remember the ones that do, because there's an actual "mark" of the area than ones that don't. Take a chart graph and see. I've done it and found that it's merely a coincidence.

Here's another review about DNM from another one of my clients:

"After more than 2 years of mid-back spasms and SI joint pain that continued to get worse under chiropractic care and massage therapy, I was at the end of my rope- too young, at 32, to start seeing orthopedic specialists who would poke, prod and medicate me. I (finally) found Rajam, who felt DNM was a good option for me. I had 3 weekly sessions, made some permanent postural and strengthening changes, and have not had a spasm since. The SI joint pain became minimal after 1 week and has only continued to get better. I am not "magically cured", rather DNM allowed my body to reset itself, so the changes I made had a chance to be effective. I finally have real hope of living pain and painkiller free and am so thankful Rajam took the time and the interest to learn DNM techniques and apply them in her practice. I don't think I would be walking, sitting, standing, or working out comfortably without her. Words cannot describe how relieved I am. Thank you so much!"

Suzanne S.

Anyway, DNM isn't the ONLY technique of value in the mt toolbox, but it's definitely worthwhile to have- especially the understanding of the brain/nervous system and their role in pain which will help in any practice based in pain management.
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Re: Dermoneuromodulation course in San Diego, CA

Postby JasonE on Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:31 pm

Reduced rate for those who register before July 1!

http://www.DNMseminar.info
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Re: Dermoneuromodulation course in San Diego, CA

Postby kathryn on Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:42 am

UPDATE:


Only 5 more spots left for the August 18 & 19, 2012 Dermoneuromodulation (DNM) class left! Go to http://www.DNMSeminar.info to learn more and/or to register.

All attendees get 15% off local hotel rates and a FREE copy of the updated DNM manual.

August in San Diego is generally a low of 67 to a high of 77 degrees F.

Here are 2 reviews from my clients about their experience with DNM, followed by a review from a massage therapist about the class:

Client 1- "After more than 2 years of mid-back spasms and SI joint pain that continued to get worse under chiropractic care and massage therapy, I was at the end of my rope- too young, at 32, to start seeing orthopedic specialists who would poke, prod and medicate me. I (finally) found Rajam, who felt DNM was a good option for me. I had 3 weekly sessions, made some permanent postural and strengthening changes, and have not had a spasm since. The SI joint pain became minimal after 1 week and has only continued to get better. I am not "magically cured", rather DNM allowed my body to reset itself, so the changes I made had a chance to be effective. I finally have real hope of living pain and painkiller free and am so thankful Rajam took the time and the interest to learn DNM techniques and apply them in her practice. I don't think I would be walking, sitting, standing, or working out comfortably without her. Words cannot describe how relieved I am. Thank you so much!" (Suzanne S.)

Client 2- "I'm a competitive tennis player and these problems became inflamed over time. After having spent countless dollars on various forms of rehab I decided to use Rajam's services from a very satisfied referral. She performed a process called Dermoneuromodulation. It has calmed down my ongoing back issue and has taken a serious neuroma and hammertoe issue (both on the same foot) and virtually made the problems go away" (M.L.)

From another practitioner who attended a DNM course:

"It was fantastic. I highly recommend it. I especially recommend this class for anyone who really wants to understand pain, what it is, and how to approach it, and for massage therapists who are wearing out their hands working too hard on their clients. It was a fabulous class. Diane is brilliant, understands the nervous system at a deep level, and is a very good presenter. DNM can be used along or can be integrated with other approaches to manual therapy. It will open an entirely new, an entirely new understanding of how pain works, the role of the brain, and how to work *with* the nervous system to reduce pain. I recommend this class highly. You can use any or all of what I've said and if anyone has questions, I'm happy to answer them. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to work with Diane. She is brilliant, she is generous, and what she is teaching is so fundamental, so important, every manual therapist needs to understand this." (Alice Sanvito, Lbt)
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