Video Course: The Fascia Responds!
Robert Schleip, Tom Myers
Recent research has revealed various exciting levels at which the connective tissue matrix changes—locally and globally—in response to massage and manipulation, exercise training, and healing. In this presentation, Robert Schleip and Thomas Myers review research findings and point the way to how massage therapists and soft-tissue workers can best take advantage of the properties of the fascial webbing. This presentation explores new concepts in fascial elasticity, how the ligaments are dynamically connected to the muscles, how fascia remodels to meet the demands placed on it by training and injury, and new information about fascial pain and its relief.
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Robert Schleip is director of the Fascia Research Group of Ulm University, Germany, and research director of the European Rolfing Association. He has been a certified Rolfing Instructor since 1992 and certified Feldenkrais Teacher since 1987. He has an master's degree in psychology and a PhD in human biology. He is the author of numerous books and publications in the field of fascia research and fascia-related applications in manual and movement therapies. His research on active contractility of fascia was honored with the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine in 2006. Learn more at http://www.somatics.de
Tom Myers, BCSI, directs Anatomy Trains, which offers certification in Structural Integration in the US, Australia, and Europe, as well as short courses in manual therapy and functional anatomy worldwide. He is the author of Anatomy Trains (2020, 4th ed), and co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (2017, 2nd ed). The Anatomy Trains myofascial meridians, which connect the muscles through the fascial fabric, is increasingly employed in a wide variety of rehabilitation and performance enhancement modalities. Tom studied directly with Ida Rolf and Moshe Feldenkrais, as well as Buckminster Fuller, movement luminaries, and European osteopaths. He has practiced Structural Integration for over 40 years in a wide variety of clinical and cultural settings. Learn more at www.anatomytrains.com.