Articles: bodywork

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  1. The Corporeal Cores

    by Joel Carbonnel

    The concept of core muscles and core strength is now being used to describe a muscular corset, a girdle of strength, which, in some people, can be drawn too tight. In explanation, ...

  2. The Feldenkrais Method

    by Barbara Barnes

    Feldenkrais invites you to learn how to move in a new way. It is a movement based solution to movement based problems. If you imagine a friend of yours walking down the street, and...

  3. The Human Spirit Level

    by Joel Carbonnel

    When it comes to our senses, we usually only speak of five of them: sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. But in fact we have many more. For example, embedded in our muscles, ten...

  4. The Iliopsoas

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Expert Regular Columnist and Alexander and Meziere practitioner Joël Carbonnel tells us that the 'p' right in the middle of this strange looking word is a silent letter, so one pron...

  5. The Importance of Correct Breast Support

    by Lynn Young

    That 'most women wear the wrong size bra' has almost become a cliché. Women today should be very aware that wearing the wrong bra size can cause all sorts of medical problems, not ...

  6. The Importance of Good Posture in Bodywork Part I

    by Mario-Paul Cassar

    As part of his series on massage and bodywork, the author advices on the correct posture and handwork of practitioners in this article. Postural awareness is a combination of body ...

  7. The Importance of Good Posture in Bodywork Part II

    by Mario-Paul Cassar

    Mari-Paul Cassar looks at the use of hands, thumbs and forearms in this 2nd part of his Bodywork piece aimed at practitioners. The palm and fingers are the fundamental tools for th...

  8. The Importance of Good Posture in Bodywork Part III

    by Mario-Paul Cassar

    In this the final of a 3-part series on bodywork, the author focuses on the importance of good posture in massage and bodywork and considers the benefits and indications of carryin...

  9. The Importance of Palpatory Skills

    by Mario-Paul Cassar

    Mario-Paul Cassar is well established as a practitioner and teacher in Osteopathy, Bodywork, Clinical Massage and Sports Therapy. He has also written several article and books incl...

  10. The Importance of Scar Tissue Release Therapy

    by Marjorie Brook

    The author points out that the physical and mental effect of scarring are generally overlooked by health professionals. She describes the structure and functioning of scars and adh...

  11. The Little Toe and Beyond

    by Joel Carbonnel

    The fifth pedal digit or, for you and me, the little toe, would not win a beauty contest.

  12. The M Technique Touch for the Critically Ill or Actively Dying

    by Jane Buckle

    This article focuses on the M Technique, a registered method of gentle touch suitable for anyone wanting to touch someone who wants to be touched. It is a series of stroking move...

  13. The Metamorphic Technique and the Universal Principles

    by Agnes Boes

    Life itself is the great healer. It appears simple and obvious, yet the finite mind has difficulty in grasping it. The Metamorphic Technique and the Universal Principles put into p...

  14. The Metamorphic Technique for Personal Transformation

    by Julia Bradshaw

    Have you ever wondered how your time spent in the womb and your experience of birth can affect you throughout life? If you believe that we have a consciousness from the very moment...

  15. The Mezieres Method - a revolution in manual therapy

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Francoise Mezieres (1909 - 1991) career as a physiotherapist and a teacher of anatomy/physiology changed radically following an empirical discovery. With this discovery she found th...

  16. The Mini-Trampoline

    by Michele Wilburn

    Mini-trampolines, also referred to as Rebound units and bouncers, are easily accommodated in homes, and widely used in sports centres, gymnasiums, health hydros, hospital physiothe...

  17. The Multiple Applications of Swiss Balls

    by Paul Chek

    This article looks into the benefits of Swiss ball training and the multi-functional exercises one can perform with it. He says that the use of Swiss balls in most gyms tends to be...

  18. The neglect of the body in psychotherapy

    by Allan Rudolf

    This month's column continues on a theme discussed in a previous issue – the interactive aspects of Bodywork and Psychology.

  19. The Originality of The Mezieres Method

    by Joel Carbonnel

    This column touches on the misrepresentation of physical therapies, namely Mézières Method, and development of totally irrelevant systems of exercises (such as Yogalates), in an at...

  20. The Potential For Increased Lung Capacity

    by Tanya Milne

    Most of the adult population (in this country), probably only use about a third of their lungs available capacity when inhaling. This situation can happen very quickly when caused ...

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