Soft tissue & myofascial
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While influenced by a number of approaches such as Shiatsu, Tuina (Chinese Remedial Massage), Thai massage and Western remedial massage. The basis of much of my bodywork is based on Myofascial therapy and the work of Ida Rolf as well as the work of Thomas Myers, author of the book Anatomy Trains.
The basic of this approach is two fold.
1) Our body is a complex system of interconnected lines of force transmitted through myofascial meridians. Have you ever seen how a breast fillet of chicken has a filmy white layer on it's outer surface? This is fascia, it covers every muscle in our bodies as well. Fascia has more collagen fibres within its makeup, giving it more structural integrity and less elasticity than muscle. The idea of working with fascia is to change the shape of the fascia envelopes that are influencing the relationship and function of your muscles and joints.
2) To be cont'd