Dermoneuromodulation (IDNM) is a gentle and effective method of manual therapy for addressing pain and chronic stress. In DNM, the focus is on the nerve receptors in and directly beneath the skin, and their relationship with muscles,fascia and articular structures. It is based on the premise that, according to Hilton’s Law, the nerves that supply the skin also supply the muscles and joints beneath them. Because of its nerve- and brain-centered focus, DNM not only is useful in addressing chronic pain and stress, but is useful in promoting the client’s capacity to down-regulate their stress, and to promote more integrated function and plasticity of the brain’s sensory-motor system.
In this 12-hour course, students will be introduced to basic principles of relevant neuroscience and gain the ability to work directly with the brain and nervous system to communicate change to the body, rather than to coerce it through force. The student will learn techniques for common neck, shoulder, low back and pelvic pain. The student will also gain skills related to down-regulating stress in the autonomic nervous system through a combination of touch and movement.
About the Instructor: Jeff Rockwell
Jeff Rockwell, D.C., is a chiropractor, Canadian-trained osteopath, bodyworker and somatic educator, with a passionate interest in the neuroscience of manual therapy. A pioneer in brain-based manual therapy, Rockwell has been a popular teacher on the seminar circuit for the past 20 years. Professor of Clinical Sciences at Parker University for many years, he is the author and producer of numerous manuals, books and DVDs on myofascial therapy and somatic education, and he is a member of the continuing education faculty for Parker University, Logan College of Chiropractic and Life Chiropractic College West. He is also the founder and co-director of the Institute of Manual Neuroscience in San Jose, California.