“When treating clients with pain or other significant structural problems, if we can bring the core distortion into weight bearing support and restore the strain patterns in their muscles that were functioning at 50% or less efficiency, then we are well on our way to long term rehabilitation of even severe problems.” –Don McCann, article “Unlocking Your Potential”
** STRUCTURAL ENERGETIC THERAPY® (SET) **
I am an advanced massage practitioner working towards becoming a SET Therapist before the summer of 2018. Currently I am trained to do the following as part of SET:
Quick Release Technique (QRT) (all people can receive) – This technique provides clients with an initial quick release from pain symptoms, as well as initiating the release of the reverse curvature of the neck and curvatures of the lower back, both allowing the client to feel more relaxed. This is true even with clients presenting with extremely abnormal curvatures from osteoporosis. * I can do the QRT on children age 7 and older. *
C1 Soft Tissue Release – This release will be included in the QRT along with the cranial therapies and the head/neck/shoulder release protocols listed below. The C1 release is necessary for all/any neck distortion pattern conditions with restrictions around the C1/occiput area, from whiplash, cervical sprain/strain, degenerative discs, herniated discs, stress, or other structural distortion patterns.
Cranial/Structural Frontal/Occipital Decompression * With this protocol and at this time, I CANNOT work on children under the age of 13 years old. *
Therapeutic Cranial/Structural Decompression – This technique is based on Osteopathic principles and has many health benefits with the primary one being to shift the body into homeostasis. Also, it can also be used to mobilize a stuck and extremely restricted cranium. * With this protocol and at this time, I CANNOT work on children under the age of 13 years old. *
Head / Neck / Shoulder Release (see CANNOTs below) – This protocol is deep, advanced massage therapy. This protocol includes craniosacral therapy, acupressure, trigger point therapy, milking effeurage, myofascial release, and individual fiber strokes. PLEASE make sure you are hydrated with water, starting at least 3 days before your scheduled session, so that the session will be more enjoyable. Daily water consumption is 1/2 (half) of your body weight in ounces/daily, so if you weigh 140 lbs, you should be drinking minimally 70 oz of water daily.
* I CANNOT work on people on blood thinners. *
Who are ideal candidates to receive the above listed protocols?
All headaches / Neck pain / Shoulder conditions / TMJ / Whiplash / Surgical scars & adhesions / Carpal tunnel / Upper body nerve entrapments, osteoporosis, joint stiffness, sports injuries / Trigger finger / Detoxing the brain / Concussions / And so much more….. (see attachment). SET Client Types
What to expect from upper-body SET sessions:
The session lasting up to 2 hrs or less.
Clothes on, but we if we do the head/neck/shoulders release, women MUST be in a normal bra with hook in the back (no camisoles, no sports bra) and men MUST have shirt off.
Wear NO metal, NO jewelry, including ear rings and other jewelry for piercings.
Wear socks, comfortable pants (like warm ups, yoga pants).
I will be using specific muscle/kinesiology tests to ensure this work is appropriate before we even start the session. If you are dehydrated all tests will fail, AND I will not be able to work on you. Please don’t waste our time together. PLEASE make sure you are hydrated with water, starting at least 3 days before your scheduled session, so that the session will be more enjoyable. Daily water consumption is 1/2 (half) of your body weight in ounces/daily, so if you weigh 140 lbs, you should be drinking minimally 70 oz of water daily.
You must fill out/sign intake and consent paperwork BEFORE the start of session to receive massage-bodywork therapy. I would love to receive testimonials especially if you felt significant improvements after receiving SET protocols.
Early-mid 2018 I will learn the Cranial/Structural Core Distortion protocol and other related protocols that support SET.
Structural Energetic Therapy® (SET) is developed by Don McCann. Sessions typically last up to 2 hours (120 minutes).
Structural Energetic Therapy® (SET) is a full body therapy that produces maximum rehabilitation of physical conditions causing pain and builds physical performance potential to its maximum. SET is the integration of Cranial/Structural techniques (our “golden nugget”) with specialized soft tissue protocols designed to work together to release the primary core (spiral) distortion, and the distortions of sub-patterns, with the ultimate goal of restoring balance, strength and function in the body long term.
Structural imbalances are responsible for over 90% of our painful symptoms throughout the body, and can cause varying degrees of limitations and dysfunctions. The core (spiral) distortion that is present from development in the fetus causes a rotation in the pelvis, a structural weight bearing weakness at the base of the spine causing exaggerated curvatures in the spine (scoliosis), and other compensations, weaknesses, and strain patterns in the body. Accidents, illness, stress, emotional challenges, injuries, and other life activities cause the body to collapse further into this distortion resulting in pain and dysfunction.
The combined techniques of Structural Energetic Therapy® address the area of your pain first, and then bring the rest of your body into balance to support those changes. These techniques include kinesiology and muscle testing, postural analysis, Cranial/Structural techniques, directed myofascial unwinding, emotional energy release, acupressure, scar tissue and adhesion release, deep tissue therapy and other therapeutic bodywork techniques.
The Ultimate Goal … To resume your normal life activities pain free!
As your structure integrates into balance and support, you will start to use your body more fully in your normal day-to-day activities. The pain and weaknesses that had previously been in your body can disappear and be replaced with” pain free full function”. Everyone starts in a different degree of imbalance and pain due to different life experiences so everyone is unique, and this therapy is adapted to the individual. Thus each client’s conditions are directly addressed producing the quickest results long term.
Conditions effectively treated by Structural Energetic Therapy®
Scoliosis / All Headaches / Neck pain / Shoulder conditions / TMJ / Low back pain / Sciatic pain / Fibromyalgia / Whiplash / Surgical scars & adhesions / Carpal tunnel / Nerve entrapments / Herniated, bulging discs / Tendonitis / Osteoporosis / Joint stiffness / Sports injuries / Trigger finger / Lupus / Heel spurs / Plantar fasciitis / And so much more…..
It is the only therapy that releases the spiral twist in the body back into weight bearing support relieving the stresses on joints, spine, and discs that lead to pain and dysfunction. We apply specialized myofascial (muscles and connective tissue) protocols to release myofascial holding patterns that maintain the distortions. We also use energetic healing techniques to release energetic and emotional blockages creating pain, distortions, and dysfunction.
For more detailed information about SET, go to the SET website at Structural Energetic Therapy®, which includes an articles database by Don McCann.