Strain/Counterstrain (Positional Release Technique)




Approved for 6 CEUs for massage therapists, athletic trainers, NJ chiropractors and NJ physical therapists.

Course Description:

Strain/Counterstrain is a gentle, non-invasive osteopathically-based technique whose guiding principle is to work with the body to activate self-correcting reflexes. This manual therapy honors the instinctive wisdom of the body, facilitating self-healing to occur as the body remembers its natural ability to move away from pain or tension and towards ease.
This gentle bodywork method is designed to break the cycle of pain by learning how to correct structural imbalance and somatic dysfunction. The client’s body is placed in a position of ease for 90 seconds which allows the body to reset the spasmodic muscle back to normal. The indicator point is an additional tool used to detect referred pain zones or areas of sensory dysfunction in this technique.
The tender points in positional release therapy are used primarily as diagnostic indicators of the location of dysfunction. Specific self-care exercises will be given to participants for their own self-care so they can continue to remind their bodies of its natural ability to release and self-correct.

Instructor: Dr. Henry Roth, DC, AMTA, Board Approved Continuing Education Provider (NCBTMB)

Instructor Bio: For over 4 decades, Dr. Henry Roth has been involved with patient care since his earliest beginnings as a physical medicine therapist at East Orange V.A. Medical Center in East Orange, New Jersey to his current position as a Board Approved Continuing Education Provider.
In 1988 he was one of 200 selected massage therapists from across the country to join his colleagues to be part of the American Massage Olympic Team at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. At the age of 50, he graduated from Life University in Georgia with a doctorate in Chiropractic. He has several certifications in a variety of manual therapies he shares with massage therapists in his workshops.

Additional information


Sunday, October 6, 2019, 11:00am-5:30pm