Resistance Release Work With Jane

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This is a video of a resistance/release session done by Deane Juhan with Jane. 

Deane Juhan may be best known as the author of 
Job's Body: A Handbook for Bodywork –
 which many consider the essential text on the means, methods, uses, and deeply personal applications of what has come to be known as "bodywork" – a vast, sophisticated series of modalities and techniques that take massage to the level of personal transformation at its greatest expression, profound emotional release and reintegration at its most basic core

Resistance/Release work is an innovative approach developed by Deane Juhan, based in large measure upon the rehabilitative techniques of Dr. Milton Trager.

Functionally, we are really one muscle that is divided up by the connective tissue structures into different compartments in order to provide specific vectors of motion and coordinated groups of motor units.  We are not robots with hinges, cables and pulleys, but shape-changers, and any gesture involves the participation of wide-spread muscular supports and motivators.

Resistance/Release work is designed to re-coordinate our musculature as a whole and to train more efficient and effective recruitments of muscular contractions and lengthenings involved in any position or movement, from feet to head and from sleeve to core.  The result is dramatically improved muscular coordination, adding both ease and strength to all of our activities.

Member Comments:

  • commented Wednesday 28th of May 2014 at 8:52:56PM

    Are the dvd for sale the same videos on this site?

  • James M replied Thursday 29th of May 2014 at 6:57:58AM

    The Resistance Release Lower Extremity and Upper Extremity DVDs are from the videos on this site. The DVDs have Perpetual Play™ - looping video clips of the different techniques, so it makes it much easier to learn.

  • commented Wednesday 1st of January 2014 at 9:41:10AM

    Although difficult to watch for such a duration, there is so much to be gained by listening and observing Deane and by the end of it, it all begins to make so much sense. I'm just wondering if this neuro-muscular synergy would work on patients suffering from 'Dystonia', or if anybody has had any experience with in this field?

  • James M replied Wednesday 15th of January 2014 at 11:10:00AM

    This work evolved out of work by Dr. Trager with patients with dystonia, including conditions such as cerebral palsy.

    One of the primary goals of this work is nervous system integration, helping the client learn how to effectively contract a muscle in order to be able to relax it.