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Institute of Human Technology

Speaking of Banya Lim, one of her new projects is The Institute of Human Technology. You can see a video of her talking about it on the website by clicking the link above. The institute has an Arizona State Board certified program, and is owned by The Sun Institute, Inc. which was established in New Jersey in 1999. (Formerly known as Dahn Healing Institute of Massage Therapy, Inc. and changed its name in 2006.)

Students at the institute actually learn position and massage therapy. Here is what the website has to say about position therapy:

Practitioners are healing professionals and instructors who focus on human technology and foster the development of innate human potential. A Position Therapist understands the multivariate influences between the brain and the body and how the interaction of each respective system contributes to the comprehensive physical and mental health of the individual. The goal of the position therapist is to guide the client to greater health by improving the ability to obtain the correct position of the body and thus enhance both physical and mental health. By utilizing western and oriental medical approaches within the framework of neuroscience, position therapists provide positional interventions that create the space to shift the position of physical, energetic and psycho-emotional states within the individual into a healthier sphere and more harmonious interactions. The goal of the program is to educate a position therapist who is able to practice effectively, safely, and ethically in their community.

The Position Therapy program, while covering the position therapy approaches to personal healing, includes massage therapy curriculum to prepare students of function as a Massage Therapist. Completion of the Position Therapy Program hereby will meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy and National certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

What I think is neat about this program is that graduates can easily go out and have their own practice if they choose. As Dr. Sung Lee points out in the video, it is like Dahn Healing System combined with Western science.