Tag Archives: fascia

Rolfing® creates powerful, far-reaching changes

May 5, 2013

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by Deanna Melnychuk — Rosemary Feitis writes in the forword of Dr. Ida P. Rolf’s book, Rolfing: Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Being (1989), “The technique [of rolfing] is powerful, and the resultant changes are far-reaching. Rolfing enters into the body’s process and changes its course. […]

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Gentle and effective Bowen Technique: Revolutionizing healing

May 5, 2013

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by Valerie Corbin —  Developed in Australia in the 1950’s by Tom Bowen, The Bowen Technique is a concept in healing that results in profound and lasting results. It does not come from, nor is it similar to, any other massage, bodywork or healing techniques. With this revolutionary technique, misalignments in the body find structural […]

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Roll fibro pain away

March 27, 2013

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by Betsy Timmerman —  One of the most effective and affordable tools for pain relief is the foam roller. Often used for relaxing muscles after workouts, athletes really appreciate the relief they get from post-exertional tightness after a “roll out.” The foam roller is an excellent way to release trigger points in painful fibromyalgia muscles. […]

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Rolfing® — The ins and outs

March 5, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  When we hear of Rolfing and Structural Integration, the first thought that generally comes to mind is: but it hurts, doesn’t it? Dr. Ida Rolf, over a period of 50 years, developed the method of Rolfing, which she called Structural Integration. Many dedicated rolfers have continued to advance this bodywork since […]

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Rolfing® is the answer — no matter your age

March 1, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  As we grow older, we tend to restrict our activities; our lives slow down. We sit at our computers, perform a repetitive job or play one sport (golf, for example). Usually, we forget to stretch. One day, our joints do not move as well as they did; we have lost our […]

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Myofascial Release treats TMJ pain

February 27, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  An effective bodywork session should always validate the site of a client’s pain, while looking beyond the complaint for the true source of the problem. John F. Barnes, physical therapist and developer of the Myofascial Release (MFR) technique, teaches that temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD or TMJ) is not only related to […]

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Rolfing® — the body plastic

February 26, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  “The body is flexible, a fluid energy field that is in a process of change from the moment of conception until the moment of death. The flesh is not a solid, dense mass; it is filled with life, consciousness and energy … The purpose of [Rolfing] is to expand the awareness […]

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Treating fibromyalgia with Myofascial Release

February 26, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  Those who are faced with the diagnosis of fibromyalgia often find themselves confused as to what the diagnosis really means and what has caused it. Modern medicine offers little in the way of an explanation beyond a faulty immune system or inflammation. Patients are almost always handed prescriptions, which often cause […]

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Myofascial release for PTSD, anxiety and depression

February 26, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  The John Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release (MFR) relies upon the notion of tissue memory. The fascia experiences and records stress and trauma over the course of a lifetime, often not becoming a problem for the individual until a critical mass is reached. Barnes describes this effect as “splat art.” It […]

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Rolfing® — the complete body makeover

February 25, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  The holiday season is upon us, and once again you will be going to parties and meeting new people. Are you concerned about how you look? Improved diet, designer clothes, a fresh haircut and a personal trainer have all enhanced your confidence level, but you still slouch and your back and […]

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Are you experiencing the effects of PTSD?

February 24, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  You need not have directly experienced a traumatic event in order to exhibit signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, it is more common for those who have suffered PTSD in the past to develop the condition more easily after hearing disturbing news, such as 9/11 and the January shootings in […]

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Treating whiplash with myofascial release

February 24, 2012

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by Maria G. Troia —  Whiplash is a nonmedical term that describes a set of symptoms usually caused by a rear-end collision, but also can be caused by sports injuries, falls or other movements where a similar rapid extension-flexion motion of the head and neck occurs. These symptoms typically include neck pain, difficulty turning the […]

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Sinus relief in the desert

February 23, 2012

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by Maria G. Troia —  Living in the dry heat of the Arizona desert can be a serious challenge for your sinuses. While most people are apt to seek over-the-counter medications or supplements for their sinus pain and pressure, addressing the connective tissue surrounding the sinuses is an important consideration for those suffering from sinusitis. […]

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