Fascial Release for Structural Balance

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This thoroughly revised edition expands its extensive library of techniques and includes current research on the role and treatment of fascia and myofascia in the body.

James Earls and Thomas Myers offer the reader more sophisticated testing to explore the relationship between anatomical structure and function, making this updated edition an essential guide for every practitioner.

Fascia, the biological fabric surrounding muscles, bones, and organs, plays a crucial role in both mobility and stability. By learning to work intelligently with the variety of fascial tissues, a bodyworker can help ease many chronic conditions, often providing immediate and lasting pain relief, as well as reducing the strains that contribute to movement limitations.

The authors show that approaching fascial restriction requires a different eye, a different touch, and tissue-specific techniques.

This book offers a detailed introduction to structural and functional anatomy and fascial release therapy, including bodyreading global postural analysis coupled with complete technique descriptions. The book features 150 color photographs that clearly demonstrate each technique. Earls and Myers, both respected bodywork professionals, provide any manual therapist physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myofascial trigger point therapists, and massage therapists the information they need to deliver effective treatments and create systemic change in clients posture and function.

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With a wonderful blend of art and science, this text brings together many aspects of structural change grounded in anatomical precision.
It lets you see the relationships surrounding the body and how they link to produce the various patterns you will see in 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

Fascial release has never been made more understandable and achievable - a well illustrated and excellent read. --Leon Chaitow, ND, DO, Honorary Fellow, University of Westminster, London Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies

What a great idea to combine James Earls' expertise and philosophy with Tom Myers' 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, Certified Advanced Rolfer® and massage therapist, author of Deep Tissue Massage: A Visual Guide to Therapy Techniques

About the Author:

James Earls practices Structural Integration and massage therapy in London. Author of Born to Walk (North Atlantic Books, 2014), James has developed a unique blending of functional, comparative and myofascial anatomy.
Thomas Myers has practiced integrative structural therapy for more than 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. The author of the acclaimed Anatomy Trains (Elsevier, 2014), his organisation offers continuing education and certification trainings worldwide.

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