The Treatment of Pain™

Who Should Attend?

Training

Courses/Instructors

All Body Workers who are interested in improving their clinical results and enhancing their understanding of proper structural alignment

What is Onsen Muscle Therapy™

Onsen® is a very gentle method; it is very easy for both therapist and client. These specialized techniques focus on methods to assess and correct pain causing structural and functional deviations in order to provide long term relief. It is used to find the source of pain and is considered to be the future of pain free living.

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The Treatment of Pain™ was developed for World Class Athletes and Advanced Chronic Pain by Rich Phaigh, LMT, DMT and is also known as the Onsen Techniques®, Onsen Muscle Therapy™, Onsen Therapy™ or just plain: Onsen®.

The purpose of Onsen® is to provide you, the therapist, with some precious tools that will integrate easily into your practice and improve your clinical success!

 

 

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The Onsen Techniques® is divided into four individual volume courses, where you receive a Treatment of Pain™ Volume DVD video clinic free, with the corresponding step by step Volume textbook and new pictorial workbook that will give you more hands on practice time. These books are spiral bound together in separate volumes so that you may take them in your therapy room for easy reference!

You may also purchase this 4 part DVD video clinic and text/workbook separately through our distance education CE hr Program.

  •  *Structural Assessment and Correction of the Lower Body

    Pelvic and Sacral Regions, including the Thoraco-Lumbar area,

    • This class is directed towards those interested in understanding the mechanisms causing low back pain.

    • It teaches how to assess deviations of the pelvis, sacrum and lumbar spine in detail.

    • Volume I will take a look at the assessment and correction of single and multiple rotations of the vertebrae, pelvic rotations, upslips of the SI Joint, and Symphysis pubis misalignment.

    • Treatment procedures will be provided for correcting pelvic, sacral and other lumber dysfunctions.

  • Functional Assessment and Correction of the Lower Body

    Pelvic and Sacral Regions, including the Thoraco-Lumber area,

    • Learn how to assess and restore Range of Motion for joints in the pelvis and lumbar spine.

    •  Learn how to assess and correct both length and strength imbalances of muscles affecting the pelvis.

    •  Learn to locate common adhesion sites restricting activity in the lower body and the protocol for their repair

    • Volume II will take the therapist through a specific set of assessment protocols for testing muscles which cause problems in the structural components of the lower body.

    •  During this volume the therapist will learn active, passive, resisted, strength and fatigue assessments of muscles affecting the pelvic region.

    We will also address specific testing and treatment of inert and contractile tissues.  We will include a practicum for the application of Onsen Techniques®, integrating both Lower Body Volumes I & II.

  • *The Cervical & Thoracic Spinal Regions

    Structural Assessment and Correction of the Upper Body

    This class is for those interested in understanding the mechanisms causing

    pain that originates from the cervical and thoracic regions of the spine.

    • There has never been a treatment of the cervical spine so detailed, yet so easy to learn and easy on the client. Clients who do not like their cervical spine wrenched by other therapists come to the Onsen Therapist for a quick easy painless release of this area. Students will be taught to assess and correct structural deviations in these two sections of the spine.

    •  Considerations will be given to subjects such as:

    a)  tilted or forward head, movement of the OA, AA and cervical spine

    b) high/low shoulder

    c) Hyperkyphosis

    d)  concussion, migraines, headaches, pressure of base of the skull

    e)  tinnitus of the ear

    f) whiplash of the anterior and posterior regions of the neck

    g) side bending and rotation of the cervical vertebrae

    h)  flexed or extended lesions of the cervical-thoraco spine

     

    Volume III will also address

    • Type I dysfunctions which cause deviations of the upper spine, neck, shoulder and scapular.

    • It will also address Type II dysfunctions resulting in facet joint closure creating a side bend and rotation of the affected vertebra to the side of the closure.

  • *The Cervical/Thoracic and Shoulder Regions

    Functional Assessment and Correction of the Upper Body

    Volume IV will take the therapist through a specific set of assessment

    protocols for testing muscles which cause problems in the structural

    components of the cervical, thoracic, scapular and shoulder regions.

    • Learn how to assess and restore Range of Motion for joints in the Shoulder region including a very detailed Shoulder evaluation chart.

    • Step by step pictorials for finding the clients source of pain and common adhesion sites restricting movement in both shoulder and neck and the protocol for their repair.

    • Learn how to assess and correct length and strength imbalances of muscles affecting the neck and upper back.

    • Learn to locate common adhesions sites restricting movements in the neck and shoulder.

    • A practicum for the application of the Onsen Techniques® integrating Volumes III & IV will help you bring both structural and functional practice into a protocol that will work for your and your client.

  • This specialized form of Onsen® has a far reaching therapeutic value. Onsen is very exciting because it gives us tools we never had before:1. Accurate assessment2. Skeletal repositioning with minimum effort3. Simple and painless correction4. Provision of long term relief5. A way to address individual spinal segments6. Correction of larger regional spinal curves7. Many new corrective techniques The Onsen Techniques® are made up of three components:1.  Hold / Relax Stretching, Isometric exercise2.  Hold / Relax Stretching, Post Isometric Relaxation3.  Transverse Friction Massage

Click Country Heading for a list of Instructors

  • Australia

     

    Jeff Murray, RMT, COTT, COTTI, COTTE, COTTIE  

    Onsen International® - Australia

    Dean of Onsen International® Australia

    Director on Board of Directors of COTT Instructors Program™ COTTI Program™

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Instructors Program™  COTTI™

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Instructors Examiners Program™  COTTIE™

    Director of Massage Therapy for the 2000 Sydney Olympics

     

    Click here for  Jeff’s Onsen® Course/Dates /Pricing

    Click here  to sponsor a future Course location/Date with him

    Click here to order just the 4 part DVD Onsen video Clinic for 24 CE hrs

    Click here to visit Jeff's page

     

    Azusa Morita, RMT, COTT, COTTE, COTTI    

    Onsen International® - Australia

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Instructors Program™ COTTI™

     

    Click here for Azusa's Onsen® Course/Dates/Pricing

    Click here  to sponsor a future Course location/Date with her

    Click here to order just the 4 part DVD Onsen video Clinic for 24 CE hrs

    Click here to visit Azusa's page

  • Canada

    Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada

     

    Rhonda Sidoryk, RMT, COTT, COTTI

    Onsen International® - Cold Lake, Alberta

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapists Instructor ™  COTTI™

     

    Click here for Rhonda's Onsen® Course/Dates/Pricing

    Click here  to sponsor a future Course location/Date with her

    Click here to order just the 4 part DVD Onsen video Clinic for 24 CE hrs

    Click here to visit Rhonda's page

     

    Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada - Head Office

     

    Linda Leeson, dip RM, COTT, COTTI, COTTE, COTTI, COTTIE

    Onsen International® - Kelowna, British Columbia

    Dean of Onsen International®—World Wide

    Chairperson of Board of Directors of COTT Instructors Program™- COTTI Program™

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Instructors Program™  COTTI™

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Instructors Examiners Program ™  COTTIE™

    Rich Phaigh assigned Onsen International® to Linda Leeson in a presentation at his  Retirement Cruise in the Bahamas in  January 2001 !!

     

    Click here for Lindas’ Onsen® Course/Dates/Pricing

    Click here  to sponsor a future Course/Location/Date with her

    Click here to order just the 4 part DVD Onsen video Clinic for 24 CE hrs

    Click here to visit Linda's page

     

    Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

     

    Hank Pelser,  CMT,  COTT, COTTI, COTTE

    Onsen International® - Penticton, British Columbia

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Instructors Program, ™  COTTI™

     

    Hank passed away this February 2016

    We remember him today as one of the Crusaders for the Onsen Techniques!

     

     

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

     

    Alana Jean-Louis, Personal Trainer,  COTT, COTTFS, COTTE                                                                         Onsen International® - Edmonton, Alberta

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Floor Supervisor™ COTTFS™

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Examiner™ COTTE™

    Alana is fluent in both English and Japanese

    Alana  is one of two Onsen® Course Floor Supervisors, to guide students on the floor as the students do hands on Onsen® under the direction of a COTTI™   She may be hired by any of the COTT Instructors™ as a second lead hand in larger courses around the world.

    Alana is the  COTT Examiner™ COTTE™ who reviews details in all the Onsen® Exams prepared by our Board of Directors for correctness .

     

    West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

     

    Robert Bosch, RMT, COTT, COTTI

    Onsen International® - West Kelowna, British Columbia

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Instructors Program™ COTTI™

    Robert Bosch has been on a sabbatical from teaching Onsen®

     

    Course location, Dates /Pricing will be posted upon his return

  • Japan

     

    Azusa Morita, RMT, COTT, COTTI    

    Onsen International® - Australia

    Certified Onsen Technique Therapists Instructors Program™ COTTI™

     

    Click here for Azusa's Onsen® Course/Dates/Pricing

    Click here  to sponsor a future Course location/Date with her

    Click here to order just the 4 part DVD Onsen video Clinic for 24 CE hrs

    Click here to visit Azusa's page

  • United States

    Caldwell, Idaho, USA

     

    Rich Priest, CMT, COTT, COTTE, COTTI, COTTIE

    Onsen International® - Caldwell, Idaho

    Dean of Onsen International® USA

    Director on ~ Board of Directors ~ COTT Instructors Program™

    Certified Onsen Technique Therapists Instructors Program™  COTTI™

    Certified Onsen Technique Therapists Instructors Examiners Program™  COTTIE™

     

    Click here for Richs’ Onsen® Course/Dates/Pricing

    Click here to sponsor a future Course location/Date with him

    Click here to order just the 4 part DVD Onsen video Clinic for 24 CE hrs

    Click here to visit Rich's page

     

    Mrs. Judy Priest,  CMT, COTT, COTTFS, COTTE

    Onsen International® - Caldwell, Idaho

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Floor Supervisor™ COTTFS™

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Examiner™ COTTE™

    Judy is fluent in both English and Japanese

    Judy  is one of two Onsen Course Floor Supervisors ™ COTTFS™, to guide students on the floor, as the students do hands on Onsen® under the direction of a COTTI™   She may be hired by any of the COTT Instructors™ as a second lead hand in larger courses around the world.

     

    Seattle, Washington, USA

     

    Julie Bacon, LMP, COTT, COTTI, COTTE

    Onsen International® - Seattle, Washington

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Instructors Program™  COTTI™

     

    Click here for Julies Onsen® Course Dates /Pricing

    Click here to sponsor a future Course/Location/Date with her

    Click here to order just the 4 part DVD Onsen video Clinic for 24 CE hrs

    Click here to visit Julie's page

     

     

    Eugene, Oregon, USA

     

    Rich Phaigh, LMT, DMT, COTT, COTTI, COTTE, COTTIE 

    Onsen International® - Eugene, Oregon

    Developer of the Treatment of Pain™ known as the Onsen Techniques®, Onsen Therapy™, Onsen Muscle Therapy™ or just plain Onsen®.

    Retired from teaching in 2001, he then transferred the Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Instructors Program™ with Onsen International® to Linda Leeson, dip RM, COTTIE, who  is now the Dean of Onsen International® World-wide

     

    Click here to read a letter to you from Rich Phaigh!

     

    Connie Jacqua, LMT, COTT, COTTI, COTTE

    Onsen International® - Eugene, Oregon

    Certified Onsen Techniques Therapist Instructor ™  COTTI™

    She is known as the lovely and brilliant Connie by Rich Phaigh himself

    Connie retired with Rich Phaigh on his 2001 Bahaman Cruise

    ** we hope that she reconsiders and offers classes in the future**

  • Distance Education for your Country

  • Onsen Muscle Therapy™

    is the future of pain free living

     Click here to order

    The textbook is more detailed and includes some areas of the body like elbow and wrist which are not on the DVD’s:

     

    +  It summarizes all Four Volumes of DVD’s comprehensively

    +  It is coordinated with the Video’s by letter and number codes.

    The DVD videos, on the other hand, allow you to both preview and review Phaigh’s instructions at your leisure in living color with actual people in motion.

    It is a combination of both DVD and Textbook/Therapy Room Manual that solves the chronic problem of having “ learned” how to do something then discovering you have forgotten because its been too long since the workshop or you didn’t pay close enough attention to body position or hand placement.

    The Onsen package is an incredible educational tool, in itself; with adequate discipline you could learn the rationale, assessments and techniques without further hands on instruction.

    However,  Onsen Internationals®’ Certified Onsen Technique Therapy Instructors™ are the master teachers who can help you speed through the hours of study required to assimilate and integrate his techniques into your treatment of pain programs.

    Although this specialized Muscle Energy Technique can be considered a system of spinal alignment and a system of muscular rebalancing, it   has the side effect of altering the relative position of vertebrae on X-ray.  The whole technique could actually be described in muscular terms without reference to vertebrae.

    Rich Phaigh’s brilliant addition of systematic correctional exercises, hold-relax stretches, and transverse fibre massage yields an incredibly  powerful technique for the health as well as the recovering individual.

    This is a great DVD, Step by Step Textbook and Therapy Room Reference Manual Package.  Its expansiveness, depth, usefulness and organization of the information are breathtaking!

  •  

    An Independent Onsen® Video Review

    If you don’t like rave reviews, please turn the page.

    Rich Phaigh deserves a standing ovation from the Northwest Body Working Community for his Onsen® Videos and  step by step textbook and new workbook.

    Why be so reserved, Rich Phaigh deserves a 2nd standing ovation from the entire World Body Working Community.

    Rich Calls his videos “A Video Clinic: The Treatment of Pain” which he describes as:

    “Onsen®:  A New Treatment Protocol combining Muscle Energy Technique, Post Isometric Relaxation, and Transverse Friction Massage.”

    Even without an interest in techniques being presented, the Onsen® Package offers:

    +  extensive, relevant and clearly presented western

    kinesiology.

    +  visual and palpatory anatomy.

    +  instruction in understanding and assessing the movements of

    the vertebrae.

    +  relative balance of muscles:

    +  it goes a long way in making the invisible parts of the body

    visible.

    +  It is worth its price as a vocabulary course alone.

    The Onsen® Package consists of:

    +  Four Volumes of two hour video DVD’s

    +  Matching step by step Volume Textbooks

    +  Plus the Onsen Muscle Therapy™   Therapy Room Manual

    added in 2001.

    Rich said it took him only 48 hours to do the video work but 400 hours to do the step by step textbook.  The Therapy Room Manual means that instead of finishing a Treatment of Pain Workshop or DVD viewing with unintelligible incomplete scrawled notes of  questionable accuracy, it is possible to begin a workshop with complete accurate notes so you can concentrate to more hands on efforts.

 

Distance Education Program to get CE hours

 

The Treatment of Pain™ known as the Onsen Techniques®

Single Onsen® DVD Video Volume with single Text and Workbook:         $130 CDN

Open Book Exam for single Onsen® DVD Video Volume (5 CE hrs+):                     $   40 CDN

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The Treatment of Pain™ known as the Onsen Techniques®

4 part Onsen Techniques®-DVD Video Series 300 page workbook:           $410 CDN

Open Book Exam for 4 part DVD video series and workbook (20 CE hrs+):           $140 CDN

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 Rich Phaigh's Therapeutic Massage VHS/DVD:                                                $   70 CDN

Open Book Exam for Therapeutic Massage (2 CE hrs):                                              $   40 CDN

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Best Tools of the Massage Trade DVD: Called Tricks of the Trade:            $   60 CDN

Open Book Exam for Tricks of the Trade (2 CE hrs):                                                   $   30 CDN

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COTT Exam-After attending Onsen Techniques® Vol. 1 thru 4                     $150 CDN

Then an 80% average in supervised written exam/practical exam 4 CE hrs.

Testing may be available at the end of your 4th Onsen® Volume course dates.

 

 

Distance Education DVD sale

 

4 Vol. Onsen® DVD Series

$550 CDN for 20 CE hrs+

Sale:  now $450 CDN & includes Textbook/New Workbook/Exam

 

One Vol.  Onsen® DVD Set

$170 CDN- 5 CE hrs+

Sale: now 140 CDN & includes Textbook/New Workbook/Exam

 

Answer 80% of Exam correctly

to earn your CE hrs for

post-graduate accreditation

with your Organization.

 

To order call

North America Toll Free: 1-877-717-1210

Out of North America call Canada: (250) 491-1226

Cell Number: Canada (250) 317-4654

Linda Leeson

 

or click here to order online

 

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