Fascial Release for Structural Balance joins your manual therapy skills together with the exciting new field of structural therapy, which employs the unique and newly discovered properties of fascial tissues. Fascia is our biological fabric that plays a vital role in support, posture, and stability. Through informed assessment and manipulation of fascial patterns, you can help eradicate (for good) many chronic strain patterns clients bring to the clinic.
The book is designed for any bodywork practitioner using manual therapy. Physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and massage therapists can all benefit their current and future clients by giving them a structural analysis and creating a treatment strategy using the techniques included in this book. The authors bring together a unique introduction to fascially-informed structural anatomy with a method for postural analysis and detailed and easily-applied technique descriptions – what you need to give effective treatments designed to improve your clients’ posture and movement efficiency.
James Earls first trained in bodywork in 1991 before studying with Tom Myers in 2000. He now practices Structural Integration and massage therapy in Belfast and is the director of Ultimate Massage Solutions and Kinesis UK, which bring high quality training in the Anatomy Trains approach, Fascial Release Technique and Structural Integration throughout Europe. James is a popular presenter and writes regularly for a range of bodywork magazines. More information can be found at www.ultimatemassagesolutions.com
Thomas Myers has practiced integrative structural therapy for over 30 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. He is the author of Anatomy Trains (Elsevier 2001, 2009) and numerous articles for journals and trade publications. Tom directs Kinesis, Inc., which offers certification in Structural Integration and continuing professional development courses worldwide for manual and movement therapists from many professions. Information is available at www.AnatomyTrains.com