THORACOLUMBAR FASCIA AND BACK PAIN

Some years ago, I went with my daughter, Katja, to receive her first facial. The esthetician, from Colombia, explained how it would proceed. She said, “Your face does not end at your neck! It goes down to your chests!” Well, something similar can be said about your back. Your back doesn’t end at the waist! It goes down to your tail! However, the majority of massages I receive almost entirely...
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I Get Structurally Integrated

Ritchie Mintz, Certified Advanced Rolfer and Howard Miller, Produce & Meat Supervisor. Wheatsville Food Coop. will be presenting their perspectives on anatomy and Fascia in the upcoming workshop - Fascial Explorations and the Streams of Life on March 30. Register Today - CLICK HERE! This passage is excerpted with permission from Ritchie Mintz' new book, Foundations of Structural Integration...
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MINDWORK MORE THAN BODYWORK?

Much research is disproving or not yet supporting our assumptions about how we affect the body through massage. Circulation – we may not affect venous return much, even though it’s been a hallmark assumption of Swedish massage Fascia – it’s been shown that fascia doesn’t change nearly as much or as lastingly as we’ve thought Muscles – their overall length doesn’t change much in any permane...
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Anatomy Review: Pregnancy Massage and the Migration of Fascia

Did you know it is basically a law of structure that under compression fascia will "migrate" laterally? Think of pressing down on a beach ball. The more you press, the further out each of its color segments would get. This is exactly what happens to the pregnant woman under the compression of the extra weight carried during pregnancy. The muscles and fascia under compression particularly in the...
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