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Deane F. Juhan is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.

Touching the Mind with Bodywork with Deane Juhan


by Deane Juhan

While the English language has no word that adequately names an entity that fully embraces and fuses the physical and mental dimensions of our being, and while a still-pervasive Cartesian conceptual framework perpetuates the the notion of a clear distinction between body and mind, our language does have a word which--in its richly manifold meanings--embodies the multi-layered dynamics that permeate our flesh, our feelings, our thoughts and our relationships with one another and with the world.

“Touch” is the single most expansive word in our lexicon. Its related definitions fill 23 columns in the Oxford English Dictionary, by far its largest entry. The meanings of touch range from concrete to metaphorical, from tactual to psychological, philosophical, metaphysical and moral, from the blunt to the nuanced, from palpable to ephemeral.


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"Last fall, I attended Deane Juhan's Class exploring Resistance Release work with a focus on the pelvis and lower back.

"The class was nothing short of electric as our collective mind/bodies underwent connection after connection regarding the power and possibility of this work. Receivers were getting up off the table with a profoundly different sense of themselves and how they inhabit their bodies. I was excited to take the work back into my practice. What I discovered is that Deane's Resistance Release princples are very adaptable and lend themselves to virtually unlimited creative exploration. within the body. The changes are made and felt immediately and can be dramatic.

"Because of this, I have found it beneficial to extend the integration portion of the session to allow time for the client to adjust, move, be with the changes in the body and the mind. I highly recommend this work. It is an open exploration of the bodymind's possibilites as we tap into making active connections in the moment."

—Jan Sandman, Montpelier, VT, 2013

"Deane is an extremely creative teacher, tutor and instructor of Anatomy and Trager Psychophysical Integration. He goes beyond academic teachings.

"Deane's personality, intelligence and approach enables students and Practitioners to catch his passion for Trager as movement education and enjoy life and work as a very playful, enjoyable process of constant learning.

"Deane's constant searching for answers and deepening science of brain gives inspiration to everyone who is interested in miracle of life and movement. I've participated in Deane's numerous classes since 1994 and I benefited tremendously in self and professional development.

"I recommend Deane's books, Classes and Trager sessions to every curious person. Deane is a treasure we all could use often."

—Helena Kreowska Endorsement
Service Category:
Instructor, Tutor, Trager Practitioner

"Deane Juhan's Web of Structure, Web of Chi workshop at Kripalu was all I had hoped for and more.

"Juhan delivers solid, detailed, fascinating explanations of the most versatile and ubiquitous system in the human body. His message builds an appreciation of the nearly magical ways connective tissue creates, modifies, and adapts itself in its many manifestations, as well as the role we must play to maintain and nourish it.

"He is brilliant, humorous, sensitive and creative, fielding questions from the most basic functions of the system to "What is life?," without dropping a beat. Juhan knows his stuff and uses effective … beautiful … graphics to augment. By the end, he had all of us on our feet, actively rejuvenating our structural systems and raising the chi."

—Pat Henry, Author, By the Grace of the Sea: A Woman's Solo Odyssey Around the World and Organic Stretching, a DVD
"Connective Tissue, Web of Structure, Web of Chi"
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011

"So glad to hear you are willing to come back to the Midwest and share more.

"I have noticed some major shifts within myself and in my sessions since your class. I have been much more of an active participant in life since then."

—Bonnie Burgund
"Resistance Release and Cellular Empathy"
Chicago, July 15-17, 2011

"I just wanted to send you a letter thanking you for reigniting my passion about comforting, waiting for the tissues to allow, exploring, and of course learning!

"Resistance is all around us and within us, and the ability to sense and awaken mind and body is such a great joy. I have practised the body work on my son, and he felt greater ease of movement."

—Lisa Sterman
"Resistance and Release Work"
Raleigh, Sept. 23-25, 2011

"I work with one PT and two PTAs.

"We all do an 'in service' after our CE classes. We have all been incorporating this work into our sessions! It has proven very beneficial! Also, the PT clinic is attached–combined with the fitness center.

"I did some of the work to our gym manager–CrossFit instructor, who has terrible ROM in his shoulders and is very muscular. His ROM increased greatly from just a little work."

—Kristen Sommers, Raleigh NC
"Resistance and Release Work"
Raleigh, Sept. 23-25, 2011

"Feeling more freedom within the constraints of family and work responsibilities. Things I eluded and shunned in the past.

"Thanks so much for a fantastic course! New freedoms and explorations permeate my life."

—Jackson Friedman, Hawaii
"Resistance Release Work"
Princeton NJ, Oct. 21-23, 2011

"They say that 'when the student is ready, the teacher appears.' So true on so many levels, especially because of my 'resistance' to 'resistance.'

"It has become clear to me that many concepts in life and Trager has no meaning without resistance.

"Resistance CAN be positive and useful.

"I incorporated neck & shoulder resistance in the one mini-session and the client found it effective and asked for more the next time."

—Maureen Chandra
"Resistance Release Work"
Princeton NJ, Oct. 21-23, 2011

"I really appreciate, not only your tremendous bodywork skills and knowledge, but your ability to articulate the information with such elegance.

"Many times during the weekend, your word choices delighted me and thereby left deeper impressions :).

"I feel rejuvenated on levels that, it feels, will continue to unfold."

—Wendy Fox
Seattle WA

"Deane is a gifted teacher of bodywork, laying out the physiological and anatomical basis of massage and bodywork and how touch changes our thinking and feeling. His classic text, Job's Body, is one of those books I have read and reread for more than twenty years. Anyone serious about change needs to understand how shifts happen in your body. Deane can show you the way."

—Dawn AV Marie Jordan
Principal at BODYWISDOM
Cambridge MA




Deane has been a massage therapist for 38 years, and is a member of the Massage Therapists Hall of Fame. Deane has practiced and taught throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.

Private Sessions
and Tutorials


(in white building with
"Dream World Floral & Gifts")

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Private Sessions in:

Trager Psycho-Physical Integration

Resistance and
Release Work

$150, approximately
75 minutes.

Series Discounts:

$650 for
5 sessions, good for one year.

$1200 for
10 sessions, good for two years.

Tutorials in:

Trager Perspectives

Resistance and
Release Work

In a one-on-one tutorial, Deane will work on you showing you his approach, then you will work on Deane as he guides you with feedback. Or, as an alternative, you can bring a silent partner as a "client"; Deane would demonstrate, and guide your practice.

With two students, Deane would demonstrate on each of you, then guide your practice while you work on one another.

With a small class of four, he would demonstrate on one of you, and guide your practice on one another.

One student,
$200 for two hours.

Two students,
$125 apiece.

Four students,
$100 apiece.

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10am-6pm, seven days a week.

For appointments
or further information:
(925) 386-0131 (home)
(925) 451-8361 (cell)
deanejuhan [ at ] comcast [dot ] net

Deane also presents Workshops and Classes throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Contact information varies for each specific workshop or class, so please visit the Workshops and Classes page.

Seasoned Therapist & Teacher

Deane has been a massage therapist and teacher for 41 years, was a member of the Esalen Massage Crew for 18 years, and was a student of Dr. Milton Trager for 24 years. He has practiced and taught throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.