The Endless Web

Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality

Author: R. Louis Schultz, Ph.D.,Rosemary Feitis, D.O.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947442

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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The result of more than two decades of research and practice, The Endless Web presents in clear, readable language a comprehensive guide to understanding and working effectively with the myofascial system, the 'packing material' of the body. Myofascia is a flexible network of tissue that surrounds, cushions, and supports muscles, bones, and organs. It also acts as a riverbed containing the flow of interstitial fluid, and is a critical influence on the immune and hormonal systems. In daily life, this connective tissue is an underlying determinant of movement quality, modd, alertness, and general well-being. The Endless Web is a fully illustrated guide to understanding how myofascia works, it supportive role within the body's anatomy, and how gentle manipulation of the myofascial tissue is central to lasting therapeutic intervention and how it can be integrated into any bodywork practice.

The Endless Web

Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality

Author: Richard Louis Schultz,Rosemary Feitis

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556432283

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 126

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The result of more than two decades of research and practice, The Endless Web presents in clear, readable language a comprehensive guide to understanding and working effectively with the myofascial system, the 'packing material' of the body. Myofascia is a flexible network of tissue that surrounds, cushions, and supports muscles, bones, and organs. It also acts as a riverbed containing the flow of interstitial fluid, and is a critical influence on the immune and hormonal systems. In daily life, this connective tissue is an underlying determinant of movement quality, modd, alertness, and general well-being. The Endless Web is a fully illustrated guide to understanding how myofascia works, it supportive role within the body's anatomy, and how gentle manipulation of the myofascial tissue is central to lasting therapeutic intervention and how it can be integrated into any bodywork practice.

The Endless Web

Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality

Author: Richard Louis Schultz,Rosemary Feitis

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556432286

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 126

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The result of more than two decades of research and practice, The Endless Web presents in clear, readable language a comprehensive guide to understanding and working effectively with the myofascial system, the 'packing material' of the body. Myofascia is a flexible network of tissue that surrounds, cushions, and supports muscles, bones, and organs. It also acts as a riverbed containing the flow of interstitial fluid, and is a critical influence on the immune and hormonal systems. In daily life, this connective tissue is an underlying determinant of movement quality, modd, alertness, and general well-being. The Endless Web is a fully illustrated guide to understanding how myofascia works, it supportive role within the body's anatomy, and how gentle manipulation of the myofascial tissue is central to lasting therapeutic intervention and how it can be integrated into any bodywork practice.

Rolfing and Physical Reality

Author: Ida P. Rolf

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892813803

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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A self-portrait of the warm, wise woman who created the therapy that bears her name. Here, Ida Rolf tells of her life and the wonder of the human body, and explains her technique of manipulating muscle tissue to induce correct alignment in the body.

Out in the Open

The Complete Male Pelvis

Author: R. Louis Schultz

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944362

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 165

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Out in the Open, Revised Edition: The Complete Male Pelvis offers a frank exploration of the male pelvic region from a cultural and scientific perspective. Focusing on pelvic structure and development, the book explains how male sexuality develops throughout a man's life—from birth onwards. An experienced Rolfer with an academic background in physiology, the late author R. Louis Schultz, PhD, offers the fruits of his wisdom gleaned over the course of his twenty-five year bodywork career. A valuable guide for bodyworkers and laypeople alike, the book addresses such topics as: • Genital structure • Bodywork techniques to treat pelvic tightness • Erection, masturbation, and ejaculation • The link between emotion and male sexuality • Sexual stereotypes and myths Enhanced with over 120 detailed photos and illustrations, the book offers valuable advice for bodyworkers working in the pelvic region, a possible area of tension and more serious pelvic conditions. Revised by Schultz's protégé, Advanced Rolfer Marcelo Coutinho, this edition includes a redesigned cover, a new foreword by Coutinho, and an added appendix of 20 exercises and self-treatments for common pelvic dysfunctions.

Spinal Manipulation Made Simple

A Manual of Soft Tissue Techniques

Author: Jeffrey Maitland

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583946438

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 184

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Written by an expert on alternative bodywork, this book presents techniques for manipulating the soft tissues of the back in a safe, simple manner. The method avoids the high velocity, low amplitude thrusting techniques employed by chiropractors. Instead, it utilizes the intuitive sense of somatic bodyworkers combined with the proven theory and technique of Rolfing to provide safe and effective treatment. Maitland shows how to elegantly release joint fixations in the spine, sacrum, pelvis, and ribcage by using subtle soft tissue techniques, rather than the thrusting techniques that "pop" the joints. This gentler kind of individualized Rolfing work is thoroughly described within an explanation of biomechanics, aided by drawings and photographs which depict techniques and anatomy.

Born to Walk

Myofascial Efficiency and the Body in Movement

Author: James Earls

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947698

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

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The ability to walk upright on two legs is one of the major traits that define us as humans; yet, scientists still aren't sure why we evolved to walk as we do. In Born to Walk, author James Earls explores the mystery of our evolution by describing in depth the mechanisms that allow us to be efficient in bipedal gait. Viewing the whole body as an interconnected unit, Earls explains how we can regain a flowing efficiency within our gait--an efficiency which, he argues, is part of our natural design. This book is designed for movement therapy practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and any bodyworker wishing to help clients by incorporating an understanding of gait and its mechanics. It will also appeal to anyone with an interest in evolution and movement. Drawing on recent research from paleoanthropology, sports science, and anatomy, Earls proposes a complete model of how the whole body cooperates in this three dimensional action. His work is based on Thomas Myers's Anatomy Trains model of human anatomy, a holistic view of the human body that emphasizes fascial and myofascial connections. Earls distills the complex action of walking into a simple sequence of "essential events" or actions that are necessary to engage the myofascia and utilize its full potential in the form of elastic energy. He explains the "stretch-shortening cycle"--the mechanism that is the basis for many normal human activities--and discusses how humans take advantage of isometric contractions, viscoelastic response, and elastic recoil to minimize calorie usage. This streamlined efficiency is what enabled our first ancestors to begin to migrate not only seasonally but also permanently to new lands, thereby expanding the natural resources available to us as a species.

Remembering Ida Rolf

Author: Rosemary Feitis,Louis Schultz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781556432385

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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Forty-three contributors, former colleagues and students, discuss the life and teachings of the world-famous bodywork pioneer Ida P. Rolf. Ranging from short anecdotes to longer stories and tributes, they begin in the 1950s, when Rolf first began teaching, and continue through the 1970s, to the foundation of the Rolf Institute, and Rolf's death in 1979. Together, they vividly capture the pioneering early days of the Human Potential Movement at the Esalen Institute and elsewhere. This affectionate portrait of a charismatic, challenging and brilliant healer celebrates the centenary of her birth.

Balancing Your Body

A Self-Help Approach to Rolfing Movement

Author: Mary Bond

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892816422

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Regaining body balance and easing tension. Shows healthy patterns of posture and movement.

Spacious Body

Explorations in Somatic Ontology

Author: Jeffrey Maitland

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556431880

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 245

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In Spacious Body, Jeffrey Maitland brings his knowledge and personal experience of Buddhism, phenomenology, alchemy, psychoanalysis, and the bodywork system of Rolfing to bear in forging concepts adequate to an understanding of embodied experience.

Healing Your Child

Natural Care for Children with Chronic Illnesses

Author: Barry R. Gillespie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967852300

Category: Children

Page: 150

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Hands of Love

Seven Steps to the Miracle of Birth

Author: Carol J. Phillips

Publisher: New Dawn Publishing (MN)

ISBN: 9780967394206

Category: Childbirth

Page: 192

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The Concise Book of Muscles

Author: Chris Jarmey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437196

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 189

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A clear, simple guide for students of anatomy as well as an excellent resource for athletes, massage therapists, and anyone interested in the workings of the human body, this user-friendly book is organized around six muscle groups. They include muscles of the face head, and neck; the trunk; the shoulder and upper arm; the forearm and hand; the hip and thigh; and the leg and foot. Each of the groups is given a distinctive color to make it easy to identify, and each muscle is shown in its relationship to the skeleton. Each gets a complete profile, including origin/insertion, action of the muscle, which nerve controls it, movements that use it, and exercises and stretches that strengthen it. The Concise Book of Muscles shows students exactly how to locate and identify specific muscles, highlighting those that are heavily used and therefore subject to injury in a variety of sports and activities. This expanded edition of a leading anatomy reference book includes 20 muscles not previously covered, adding greater depth to the original edition while remaining accessible and affordable.

Fascia

Clinical Applications for Health and Human Performance

Author: Mark Lindsay,Chad Robertson

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 284

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Health practitioners and body workers need a firm understanding of the significance of fascia in human performance. The role nutrition plays in fascial health, how injuries and diseases influence fascia, and the rehabilitative techniques to restore functional capacity of the affected tissue are essential components of improving performance. This book starts with a basic overview of fascia and its biological underpinnings, and progresses through clinical treatment applications, nutritional and pharmacological support information, and techniques for managing fascial conditions and injuries.

Pocketbook of Taping Techniques

Author: Rose Macdonald

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042803

Category: Medical

Page: 235

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Functional taping is now recognised as a skill which is essential for those involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries and many other conditions such as muscle imbalance, unstable joints and neural control. This exceptional new Pocketbook of Taping Techniques takes the place of the highly successful text which was also edited by Rose Macdonald. It incorporates all the basic techniques vital to the practice of good taping but also includes chapters on new evidence-based procedures written by experts from around the world. To aid in the development of these techniques, this pocketbook demonstrates many new methods which may be used as indicated or modified to suit the clinical situation. Structured by body region with highly-illustrated descriptions of relevant taping techniques Covers all aspects of functional taping New techniques to alter muscle activity and proprioception based on scientific evidence Handy, portable size for easy reference in the field

Fascial Fitness

How to Be Vital, Elastic and Dynamic in Everyday Life and Sport

Author: Robert Schleip,Johanna Bayer

Publisher: Lotus Pub.

ISBN: 9781905367719

Category:

Page: 224

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Anyone who wants an active, mobile and painless everyday life should be aware of the importance of their connective tissue! Understanding of connective tissue has greatly increased in recent years in physiotherapy, sports science and medicine. Muscular connective tissue - known as fascia - plays an important role in health, well-being and mobility, as it transmits the power of the muscles, communicates with the nervous system and serves as a sense organ. Fascia ensures the protection of the internal organs and forms the basis for a beautiful body shape. Connective tissue can work in the same way as your other muscles, responding to stress and nerve signals and, if it gets tangled or glued together, causing pain and problems with movement. Fascia should therefore be specifically exercised - but 10 minutes twice a week is all you need. In this book, leading German fascia researcher and Rolfing practitioner Robert Schleip describes how recent research findings can be translated into a practical exercise program for everyday use.

Architecture of Human Living Fascia

Author: Jean Claude Guimberteau,Guimberteau, Jean Claude Guimberteau,JEAN CLAUDE. ARMSTRONG GUIMBERTEAU (COLIN.),Colin Armstrong (Osteopath)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909141391

Category: Connective tissues

Page: 204

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"This richly illustrated book, with accompanying DVD and website, presents Dr Guimberteau's groundbreaking work, and explains its significance for manual therapists and movement teachers, and its implications for what they do with patients and clients. Dr Guimberteau is the first person to film living human tissue through an endoscope in an attempt to understand the organisation of living matter. He has developed his own concept of the multifibrillar structural organisation of the body, of which the microvacuole is the basic functional unit. He has also developed a concept of global dynamics and continuous matter. His films confirm the continuity of fibres throughout the body and show how adjacent structures can move independently in different directions and at different speeds while maintaining the stability of the surrounding tissues. This role is carried out by what he calls the "Microvacuolar Collagenic Absorbing System" He has opened a window into a strange world of fibrillar chaos and unpredictable behaviour, and has revealed the morphodynamic nature of the fibrils that constitute the connective tissue, as well as the fractal, non-linear behaviour of these fibrils. His work ties in with that of Donald Ingber on tensegrity within the cytoskeleton, and the links between the cytoskeleton and the Extracellular Matrix as described by James Oschman."--Publisher's website.

Ortho-Bionomy

A Practical Manual

Author: Kathy L. Kain

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 155643250X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 189

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Ortho-Bionomy was created twenty years ago by Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, an osteopath with training in the martial arts. Pauls wanted a system of bodywork which would teach structural understanding of the body simply and safely enough that anyone could learn to work with their family and friends. Kathy Kain gives clear descriptions of the philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy. The illustrations and easy-to-understand technical instructions show the standard releases taught in Ortho-Bionomy classes. The student is guided from the beginning of a session to the end, in learning this gentle, effective approach to somatic re-education. Ortho-Bionomy's primary benefit lies in helping people to break the cycle of pain by learning how to correct structural and somatic dysfunction and to release stress. This non-invasive, quick-acting approach is an effective preparation for mobilization, movement and therapeutic exercise.

A Physiological Handbook for Teachers of Yogasana

Author: Mel Robin

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1587360330

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 629

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This illustrated handbook attempts to reconcile the quantitative, objective observations of Western Medicine with the qualitative, subjective observations of Eastern Yoga.

Bodywise

An Introduction to Hellerwork for Regaining Flexibility & Well-being

Author: Joseph Heller,William A. Henkin

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556435249

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 260

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Bodywise is based on Joseph Heller's own brand of deep-tissue bodywork, which makes the connection between life issues and natural bodily alignment, and shows how to restore the body's natural balance. The book teaches readers how to regain control and become a full-time owner of their bodies. Part One explains the way the body works, in everyday life as well as in the structures of consciousness. Part Two takes the reader on a guided tour of the Hellerwork experience.