Treatment Protocol

The Mechanism of Treatment Matters

Observing the biomechanical and chemical processes of the body allows DHST to use these mechanisms as a focal point to reduce as well as eliminate distress, discomfort, and pain in the following manner:

Explore - Practitioners examine from origin to insertion of muscles from one joint to the next to discover chemically bonded tissue for treatment.

Locate - Practitioners determine the site or indicate the particular spot (D-HotSpot) they discover so compress and release treatment can occur.

Activate - Practitioners accelerate tissue function by decelerating restrictive tissue decomposition and exciting functional movement.

Isolate - Practitionses single out the separated chemically bonded tissue so the healing process can take place

Treat - Practitioners follow pin-point, moderate and gentle compression, synergistically strong and long smooth strokes, and stretching action in varying levels of ischemic compression.

Whether individuals are coping with arthritis, carpal tunnel symptoms, fibromyalgia, overuse muscles from lack of flexibility training, or developing neck, lower back, and tennis elbow while sitting at the computer, the five critical components of this treatment are:

  1. Time – Practitioners have a predetermined amount of time to assess a situation and administer treatment. It is within these limits that Practitioners operate to affect the tissue of the body.
  2. Structure – Practitioners follow an organized set of ten interrelated zones to effect change in the tissue system. They feature connections between the biomechanical movement of the tissue within the axles and planes of space. The relationship structure can best be described as the strings of a puppet shortening one, negatively affecting other strings and the puppet's movement.
  3. Flow – In psychological terms, flow is best known as “being in the zone.” DHST flow is when practitioners have assessed, explored, located, and activated a “DEMORHotSpot” (D-HotSpot). They then isolate that D-HotSpot with Pin-Point compression, tracking, retracting in and around the D-HotSpot, and working within the tissue line from the origin to insertion. The DHST process allows the Practitioner to be fully immersed and wholly absorbed in the release process. The release process will be guided by the following numbers between six and ten as chemically bonded inflammation indicators related by the individual.
  4. Pressure - Practitioners will remain in constant contact with individuals to determine the level of distress, discomfort, or pain experienced. When experiencing distress, discomfort, or pain, practitioners release the pressure as the numbers serve as the regulated pressure tolerated.
  5. Treatment – Different compressions and strokes Pin-Point, Moderate and Gentle compression, Synergistically Strong and Long Smooth Strokes, and Stretching Action in varying levels of ischemic compression. Depending on the individual’s level, Distress, discomfort, or pain is experienced in different areas. These factors determine the Practitioner's treatment. Communication between the Practitioner and the person is of the up-most importance. The objective is to flush inflammatory metabolites (lactic acid, carbon dioxide, calcium, and three forms of phosphates) out of the area for the lymphatic system to expel from the body allowing the area to heal and begin to recover flexibility, mobility, and strength.