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Fluid Articular Release-Upper (FAR-U)


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This wonderful class will teach students to use a specific synovial fluid rhythm and the body's inherent articulation rhythm to release restrictions specific to all body articulations, including "fused" embryological articulations.
This class, previously called LAFR/RAFT, has been successfully taught for over 10 years in the lymph curriculum but also can stand alone (no prerequisite) because the specific lymphatic rhythms are not utilized for this class.

  • Learn how to release joints in the body in a very non invasive manner.
  • Learn non-invasive articulation fluid release techniques for:
    - Peripheral (appendicular) articulations: upper extremity from acromioclavicular joint and clavicle to the hand articulations - embryological structures
    - Two types of rib cage articulations – sternum and embryological structures
    - Spine: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccyx – intervertebral, facets (zygapophyseal) and embryological articulations

  • Learn interstitial fluid release, with applications for edema, fascia, muscles, skin (i.e. scars and acne) and articulations (e.g. ethmoid, sacroiliac) as well as intraosseous techniques will be demonstrated.

These techniques use fluid and are gentle and can be applied with ease and great success to babies, elderly and even animal.

When the bony framework is out of place numerous type of pathologies can happen, from pain and dysfunction, discomfort, asymmetry/misalignment, range of motion abnormality, tissue/tone changes, affecting the muscles, fascia, viscera or bones themselves.

A wide range of pathologies can be associated with joint dysfunction, and may be alleviated by these techniques, including:

  • Musculoskeletal pain in general
  • Neck pain
  • Some headache, dizziness or vertigo
  • Joint pain such as shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, etc.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Treatment of accidents and injuries, including some whiplash
  • Work injuries
  • Sport injuries
  • Repetitive stress injury (RSI), joint or muscle overuse
  • Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Some gastrointestinal disorders (somato-visceral reflex)
  • Some nerve entrapment
  • Stress, general vitality and well being


Embryological articulations assessed and released during FAR-U classes:

  • Metopic suture
  • Symphysis menti
  • Vertical sternal bars
  • Sternebrae
  • Posterior neural arch of vertebrae, centrum and other articulations
  • Diaphysis / epiphysis of extremities

Class length 3 days

This is an Intermediate level class.

Please contact us for special needs requests.

Chikly Health Institute (CHI)
8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste G5-248
Scottsdale AZ 85255 USA
Email: [email protected]
Phone/Fax: 480 999-0808 or 888 333-1055