This thoroughly revised edition of the authoritative reference Fascial Release for Structural Balance expands its extensive library of techniques and includes all of the most current research on the role and treatment of fascia and myofascia in the body. James Earls and Thomas Myers offer the reader more sophisticated testing to explore the relationship between anatomical structure and function, making this updated edition an essential guide for every practitioner.
Fascia, the biological fabric surrounding muscles, bones, and organs, plays a crucial role in both mobility and stability. By learning to intelligently work with the variety of fascial tissues, a bodyworker or therapist can help with many chronic conditions, providing immediate and lasting pain relief, as well as reducing the strains that contribute to movement limitations. The authors argue that approaching fascial restriction requires “a different eye, a different touch, and tissue-specific techniques.”
This book offers a detailed introduction to structural anatomy and fascial release therapy, including “bodyreading”—global postural analysis—coupled with complete technique descriptions. The book features 150 color photographs that clearly demonstrate each technique. Earls and Myers, both respected bodywork professionals, provide any bodywork practitioner using manual therapy—including physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myofascial trigger point therapists, and massage therapists—the information they need to deliver effective treatments and create systemic change in clients’ posture and function.
About the Authors
James Earls is the director of Ultimate Massage and Kinesis U.K. He practices Structural Integration and massage therapy in London. Author of Born to Walk (North Atlantic Books, 2014), James has developed a unique blending of functional, comparative and myofascial anatomy. Thomas Myers has practiced integrative structural therapy for more than 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. The author of the acclaimed Anatomy Trains (Elsevier, 2014), Tom directs Kinesis, which offers continuing education and certification trainings worldwide.