Fascial Release for Structural Balance
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.
Building upon the theories of Anatomy Trains, 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. This essential guide for effective manual therapy features:
Postural pattern assessment, strategy, and techniques.
450 color photographs of manual therapy techniques.
Detailed explanations of client position and movement.
Practitioner body mechanics, hand positions, depth, direction, and duration of touch.
Thomas W. Myers is the author of Anatomy Trains, Fourth Edition (2020 Elsevier) and a number of online learning programs available at anatomytrains.com. From his home in Maine, Myers directs Anatomy Trains, LLC, which provides continuing education worldwide to manual therapists and movement professionals, as well as certification training in Anatomy Trains Structural Integration.
James Earls, MSc, is a writer, lecturer, and bodywork practitioner specializing in functional movement and structural integration. He is the director of Born to Move, an education platform teaching real-life anatomy for movement and manual therapists, as well as the author of Born to Walk, Second Edition (2020) and Understanding the Human Foot (2021), both published by North Atlantic Books.