What is Foot Decompression Somatics?
Jack has developed the technique called decompression somatics. Originally came from positional release, particularly came from Denise Deig whom Jack invited to teach in Seattle because he was impressed by her positional release technique. He wanted her to tech bodyworkers. From his study of this technique with his collegue over two years, he was developing his own ways of use of positional release in conbination of somatics and movements. This work has become the series of Decompression Somatics (You can jump to the descriptions from the bottom of this page, the related classes).
Foot Decompression Somatics (FDS) is specifically focusing on our feet, and this also deals with legs, hips and knees in relation to feet.
How much attention are we paying to our feet? They are mostly confined in shoes during a day, and even we take off our shoes at home for resting or giving some massage, it is rare to think about the function, anatomy, construction, the burden, the connection to other part of our body. In fact, most of us are not aware of our feet unless they have problems. We will learn about our feet from a unique way using decompression. This is completely different from reflexology. Thanks to the understanding of Tom Myer‘s Anatomy Traians, we can have a tremendous amount of benefit from feet to whole body.
Working with feet is comfortable, fearless (especially most elderly and touch sensitive people), releaving and definately effective. Bsides, we would experience unexpected effects to other parts of the body and positive surprises with your clients.
This class is online, so you may it’s limited –not really. We can be creative to learn this unusual technique through our own somatic awareness and proprioception. Jack will give his best to support your learning of FDS because this can be your life changing mathod in your practice. We are more than happy to work with you in tutorial sessions after this online class as follow up and much deeper learning.
Just prepare your soft hands and curiousity, and if possible, another person’s foot or feet to practice. For reference, Anatomy Trains will be a great help and resources for what you are about to learn.
In this class you will learn the following:
How to release stiffness and pain in the body by working gently on the feet and lower legs.
How to recognize the portions of the feet that need to be released. How the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia of the feet connect to the whole body.
How to change the arches of the feet that correct the posture in the whole body.
How to improve blood circulation and good feeling in the whole body.
How to compress along lines of balance in the feet that offer very pleasurable sensations.
How to bring yourself and your client into a state of shared presence and teamwork.
Case Report Client Session using FDS:
I worked with a man who has a profession where he has to stand almost all of the day. He is quite large and works in a very small space. He wears very expensive shoes so that his feet and legs hurt him less. He received acupuncture but it gave only temporary relief. He suffers continual pain in his legs and low back and swelling in his legs and feet.
I gave him a sessions of mostly FDS. He felt immediate relief in his feet and legs and low back. He said he could not remember feeling so good. The work on his feet also released stiffness in his hips and upper back. His circulation improved and he could feel the warming of blood flow throughout his whole body. I visited him at his shop 3 weeks later and he said he was still benefiting from the treatment and the pain and stiffness had not returned.
Next Webinar Class:
Four Two Hour Classes – 8CEs
August 28, 30, Sept 1, 5th 2023