Fascial Release for Structural Balance
A detailed introduction to structural anatomy and fascial release therapy for all bodyworkers using manual therapy.
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 pains.
In Fascial Release for Structural Balance, authors James Earls and Thomas Meyers—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, including physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myofascial and trigger point therapists, and massage therapists, 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 150 black-and-white 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.
Written by James Earls and Thomas Myers. Illustrated. Softcover; 284 pages.
- Introduction/How to Use This Book
- An Introduction to Fascial Release Technique
- Fascial Release and Developing Your Touch
- The Foot and Lower Leg
- The Knee and Thigh
- The Hip
- The Abdomen, Thorax, and Breathing
- The Spine
- The Shoulder and Arm
- Appendix 1
- Appendix 2