288 pages, full colour
Fascial Release for Structural Balance by James Earls & Tom Myers
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.
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| Fascia, the soft
tissue surrounding muscles, bones, and organs, plays a crucial role in
supporting the body. By learning to intelligently manipulate it, a
bodyworker or therapist can help clients with many chronic conditions,
providing immediate pain relief as well as reducing ongoing aches and
In Fascial Release for Structural Balance, authors James Earls and Thomas Myers—both respected bodywork professionals—argue that approaching the fascia requires “a different eye, a different touch, and tissue-specific techniques.” Designed for any bodywork practitioner using manual therapy, this book offers a detailed introduction to structural anatomy and fascial release therapy, including postural analysis, complete technique descriptions, and the art of proper assessment of a patient through “bodyreading.”
Featuring more than 150 coloured photographs, Fascial Release for Structural Balance provides the information therapists need to give effective treatments and create long-lasting, systemic change in clients’ shape and structure.
This book represents the
long-awaited ‘day in, day out’ reference manual for fascia-orientated
bodywork and movement practitioners, virtually irrespective of their
structural persuasion or professional background. For indeed, it does
appear to tick just about every box in the repertoire.
Alongside Thomas Myers’ more
theoretical Anatomy Trains (2009) title, it is a must-have reference
tool for any present, future, or former student of this approach to
bodywork. Its breadth and level of detail could not fail to benefit –
and no doubt challenge – the most experienced of bodywork or movement
therapists. Sincere congratulations to the authors for achieving such a
ball, Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies
"What a great idea to combine James Earls ' expertise and philosophy with Tom Mvers' classic contributions to structural bodywork. This is the long-awaited expansion of the Anatomy Trains theoretical concepts into a clearly written. functional 'how to 'manual that is a must-read textbook for all bodyworkers of all ranges of experience - not just structural integrators." Art Riggs, author of Deep Tissue Massage: A Visual Guide to Therapy Techniques
"Fascial release has never been made more understandable and achievable - a well illustrated and excellent read." Leon Chaitow, ND, DO,
"This book is a thorough and refreshing approach to regional fascial release technique." Erik Dalton, PhD, author of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
"With a wonderfull blend of art and science, this text brings together many aspects of structural change grounded ill anatomical precision . It lets you see the relationships surrounding the body and how they link to pro duce the various patterns you will see ill your clients: equally importantly, it gives you the strategies to address them." Robert Schleip, PhD, MA, Director of Fascia Research Project , Institute of Applied Physiology, Ulm University. Research Director of the European Rolfing Association
About the Authors:
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