Integrative Myofascial and Massage Techniques
Myofascial Release, John Barnes Method
MFR 1 and 2, Rebounding, Unwinding, Cervical Thoracic x2, Fascial Pelvis, Fascial Cranium
MFR treatment requires a focused ‘listening’ touch. A gentle, hands on skin technique allows the therapist to tune in to the tissues and ‘feel’ what is going on.
A prolonged low load, long hold tension is placed on the fascia. Over time the pressure induces a piezoelectric phenomenon (pressure/ electricity) which releases the musculo-elastic component causing it to elongate. The tension must be held for 3-5 minutes or longer in order for the collagen barrier to relax. As the barrier relaxes the ground substance is returned to a liquid form, and flow is restored to the system. At the same time important chemicals (interluekin 3 and 8) are released and this allows the body to heal itself and produces more permanent results than traditional massage.
Sharon Wheeler NCBTMB
Integrating Scar Tissue into the Fascial Web, Walpole, ME 2022
Working with scars is like speaking a different language in the world of connective tissue. Scar tissue is a very dense fascia with unique properties. Scar tissue work uses a casual, light touch – a little reminiscent of working with bread dough.
The work is rarely painful – even for very new scars, and the amount of change in one intervention is extensive. Natural and surgical scars of any age respond immediately, followed by a short period of rapid healing and continued improvement. The improvements are permanent.
ScarWork can be performed with success even after many years of healing. It is best to wait 6 months after injury to ensure medical healing before seeking treatment.
Integrative Positional Release for Pain Relief, Lee Albert, NMT
Integrated Positional Release I, II
Lee Albert discovered during his experiences that the way we sleep, sit, work, garden, exercise and move is often a contributor to our pain and stiffness, because after his treatments pain often returned, many times more than once.
The Lee Albert approach to Integrated Positional Therapy is based upon osteopathic techniques of Strain/Counterstrain and Muscle Energy Technique to relieve a presenting acute condition by bringing the body into balance and aligning physical structure.
An integral part of your treatment is a thorough assessment to evaluate the ways that we exercise and the stresses that are put onto our bodies from our working environment.
With the contributing factors identified we work together to produce a home plan for positioning, and stretching in order to maximize recovery and maintain wellbeing.
Anatomy Trains, Tom Meyers
The Fascial System in Context, Fascia as a Sensory Organ, Fascial Elasticity and Resilience, Fascia Tensegrity and Soft Tissue Resilience
Thomas Myers studied with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and with a variety of movement and manual therapy pioneers. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy. Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. Tom is the author of Anatomy Trains (2020, 4th ed), co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (North Atlantic, 2010, 2017), co-author of Anatomy Trains in Motion Study Guide (2019), author of Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, Structural Integration: Collected Articles, and BodyReading: Visual Assessment and The Anatomy Trains, and has also written extensively for Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (Elsevier). He has also produced over 20 online learning courses with Anatomy Trains, and others in collaboration with various body-oriented professional groups.
Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training, 200 YTT
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with additional teacher training hours provided by YogaUOnline with focus on Health and Wellness and the structural integration of Tom Meyers Fascial Lines.