Video Course: Fascia as a Sensory Organ

Robert Schleip

Learn about the latest developments and insights from the international field of fascia research relevant for massage therapists. Gain knowledge of the new definition of fascia and learn the four types of mechanoreceptors: Golgi, Paccini, Ruffini, and interstitial endings. Discover what kind of touch triggers which receptors and physiological responses. Hear about recent insights into fascia, including fascia as a pain generator and nociceptive innervation of fascia. This course holds particular relevance for low-back pain and offers practical suggestions on application.

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Robert Schleip
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
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