Vascular Facilitation Process - VFP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kazutaka Ara:

  • Founder of Vascular Facilitation Process® - VFP®
  • B.S. in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapist
  • Gyrotonic Trainer
  • Z-health Movement Re-education/Integration/Exercise Therapy Specialist
  • Interpreter for various bodywork education courses such as Pilates and Gyrotonic
  • 3rd degree black belt in judo

Vascular Facilitation Process® - VFP®

 

is an authentic bodywork system that facilitates the flow of vascular structures including arteries, veins, and lymphs by means of gentle touch, attention, movement and collaborative work of the practitioner and the client. 
As a consequence, a client can regenerate the tissues in stagnant areas of his/her body, and improve the movement quality.
The ultimate goal of VFP® is to increase the number of "hybrid therapists" who can both resolve the issue of pain and injury as well as provide better movement education/reeducation by rewriting the sensory and movement map in the brain.

The entire curriculum of VFP® consists of the following courses:

  • Overview of Vascular Facilitation Process® and its Application for the lower extremity - 6 days
  • Upper Extremity and Thorax - 4 days
  • The Axis - 4 days
  • Hands and Feet, integration and the final exam - 6 days

In Germany Upper Extremity and Thorax + The Axis, are thought together !!

Outline of the Upper Extremity and the Thorax:

  1. VFP using radio/ulnar carpal joint through compression of radial/ulnar arteries/veins
  2. VFP through palpation of upper extremity superficial veins
  3. VFP through palpation of upper extremity deep veins
  4. VFP through bones of upper extremity
  5. VFP through palpation of thoracic veins
  6. VFP through bones of thorax
  7. VFP through movement of the upper extremity and the thorax
  8. VFP integration through palpation of lower/upper extremity veins/bones, and VFP movement

Outline of the Axis:

  1. What is the Axis VFP's perspective ?
  2. Explanation of the neutral cranium, sutures, and Cerebro-Spinal-Fluid (CFS) and its flow
  3. VFP using atlanta-occipital joint, occipito-mastoid suture, atlanto-axial joint
  4. VFP through palpation of external jugular vein and its anastomoses
  5. VFP through palpation of venous sinuses
  6. VFP through bones of the Axis
  7. VFP through movement of the Axis
  8. VFP integration through palpation of cranial /thoracic/upper/lowerextremity veins/bones, and VFP movement


Educational fee for both courses:
2.200.- Euro

Studio fee for both courses:

450.- Euro

 

Course dates:

2019, July 13th - 21st (day off: 17th)

 

Location:

Freiburg, Germany www.hotel-stadt-freiburg.de

 

Deadline of registration:

2019, April 30th

 

Eligibility:

Bodyworkers who have more than 5 years of experience, for example, physicians, physical therapists, Gyrotonic Trainers, Pilates Instructors etc.

 

Number of Participants:

maximum 12

Timetable:

daily

9:30 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:30

last day

9:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:00

Outline of the Hands and Feet, integration, and final exam:

  1. Explanation of the carpal and tarsal bones, and sesamoid
  2. VFP using carpo-metacarpal joints
  3. VFP through palpation of veins in the feet
  4. VFP through bones in the feet
  5. VFP through palpation of veins in the hands
  6. VFP through bones in the hands
  7. VFP with movement for the hands and feet
  8. VFP integration through palpation of cranial /thoracic/upper/lower extremity/hands and feet veins/ bones, and VFP movement
  9. The final exam and Graduation, or ask each student to do final on another day by scheduling an appointment with Kazutaka Ara separately


Educational fee:
1.850.- Euro

Studio fee:

coming soon

 

Course dates:

2020, March/April

 

Location:

Freiburg, Germany www.hotel-stadt-freiburg.de

 

Deadline of registration:

coming soon

 

Eligibility:

Bodyworkers who have more than 5 years of experience, for example, physicians, physical therapists, Gyrotonic Trainers, Pilates Instructors etc.

 

Number of Participants:

maximum 12

Timetable:

daily

9:30 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:30

last day

9:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:00

Overview of Vascular Facilitation Process® and its Application for the lower extremity:

  1. The origin and background of Vascular Facilitation Process (VFP)
  2. Principles of VFP
  3. The explanation of vascular structures and the regulation of blood pressure from VFP perspective
  4. VFP using sub-talar joint through compression/decompression of posterior tibial artery/veins
  5. VFP using knee or heel through the palpation of femoral artery, abdominal aorta and inferior vena cava
  6. VFP through palpation of lower extremity arteries
  7. VFP through palpation of lower extremity veins
  8. VFP through bones
  9. VFP through movement of the lower  extremity
  10. VFP integration through palpation of lower extremity arteries/veins/bones, and VFP movement
  11. Self-VFP


Educational fee:
1.450.- Euro

Studio fee:

coming soon

 

Course dates:

2021

 

Location:

Freiburg, Germany www.hotel-stadt-freiburg.de

 

Deadline of registration:

coming soon

 

Eligibility:

Bodyworkers who have more than 5 years of experience, for example, physicians, physical therapists, Gyrotonic Trainers, Pilates Instructors etc.

 

Number of Participants:

maximum 12

Timetable:

daily

9:30 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:30

last day

9:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:00

For more information please contact uweherbstreit@me.com