Manual Adhesion Release
Manual Adhesion Release is a specific soft tissue treatment that utilizes the providers hands to reduce adhesion in muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves.
MAR works like this:
1. Use the Integrative Diagnosis system to identify the exact location of the adhesion.
2. Shorten structure.
3. Place contact slightly distal against adhesion.
4. Set contact depth.
5. Set contact tension.
6. Lengthen structure while maintaining depth and increasing tension.
The goal of MAR is to generate tension directly on the adhesion to reduce and eliminate it. The concept behind Manual Adhesion Release is simple. However, the application requires expert skill.
This is a sample video from the members section for providers:
This is a very technical explanation because MAR is a very technical procedure. There is no “kind of” or “close enough.” The provider has to have the right contact in the right location, at the right depth and increase tension through the motion. This is very demanding work and the results are amazing! Permanent and rapid changes in range of motion are the rule rather then the exception.
The purpose of the Integrative Diagnosis online program is to prepare providers for the hands-on courses. You can not learn MAR from videos alone but they do speed up the process.