Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
James Earls is the director of Ultimate Massage and Kinesis UK. He practices Structural Integration and massage therapy in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he lives.
Thomas Myers has practiced integrative structural therapy for over 30 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. The author of the acclaimed bodywork guide Anatomy Trains and coauthor of The Concise Book of the Moving Body, he lives in Maine.