Articles: bodywork

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  1. Respecting Symptoms

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    I suppose all complementary health care disciplines and systems agree that the body/mind complex is self-healing. That given the opportunity the self-regulating mechanisms will a...

  2. Reviving Head Carrying

    by Joel Carbonnel

    If you have never put anything on your head apart from the occasional hat, hood, helmet, cap, headscarf, headphone or even beret, you haven't lived yet. Carrying any weight on your...

  3. Rolfing: Transformative Method of Structural Integration

    by Jean-Pierre el-Rif

    This article focuses on Rolfing, originally named Postural Integration and later Structural Integration, a comprehensive system of hands-on connective tissue manipulation which rel...

  4. Round Versus Square Shoulders

    by Joel Carbonnel

    "Pull back your shoulders!" This must be the most common and popular piece of postural advice ever given. This must also be one of the most misguided.

  5. Self-Breema - Exercises for Harmonious Life

    by Denise Berezonsky

    Self-Breema refers to a vast repertoire of exercises that are a part of the comprehensive system of Breema. Based on a profound yet practical understanding of the unifying princi...

  6. Self-Help or Self-Delusion?

    by Joel Carbonnel

    In this column the author shares his views on self-help books, after being approached to write one on the Mézières method.

  7. SHEN Physio-Emotional Release Therapy

    by Eilís Ward

    SHEN® is an acronym for 'Specific Human Emotional Nexus’, a relatively recent therapeutic approach to holistic well-being which has been developed and clinically tested by Californ...

  8. Simplified Musculoskeletal Assessment System

    by Dr Anthony Lombardi

    Manual medicine needs a standardized system for the assessment of musculoskeletal injuries to help ensure consistent quality in clinical outcomes.

  9. Starting School with a Hidden Illness

    by Caroline Freedman

    First day back to school is always exciting for children, students and parents. There is so much to organise, such as uniforms, sports kits and the dreaded shoe shop. This all adds ...

  10. Tenderfoot

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Twenty-six bones, 31 joints, 20 muscles. These are the vital statistics of the foot. In spite of these numerous bones and muscles, arthritis in the joints of the feet, compared wit...

  11. The Art of Falling

    by Joel Carbonnel

    In spite of the constant movements of the ribs, broken ones usually heal beautifully. The case of the broken rib exemplifies the awesome healing power of the living body.

  12. The Bat Method

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Humankind is fast becoming a species of sitting creatures and, if not sitting, just standing about. Affluent countries are a good breeding ground for cerebral workers who are den...

  13. The Beauty Factor

    by Joel Carbonnel

    What is your idea of a beautiful body? Wafer-thin, fat-free females and muscular hunks to which a normal mortal can't possibly aspire? But what is the norm? "I doubt there is such ...

  14. The Body - A User's Manual

    by Joel Carbonnel

    "What's the difference between the Mézières method and the Alexander technique?" is the question most often asked of Joel Carbonnel by his potential clients.

  15. The Bone-Eaters

    by Joel Carbonnel

    The skeleton has an important influence on posture and shape in its role as supporter of the human frame. If, for some reason, bones lose their normal rigidity, the human scaffold ...

  16. The Changing Face of Biomechanics

    by Stephen Braybrook

    This article will attempt to ask two questions: firstly is Biomechanics correct when describing all human movement? And secondly, what are the problems that have arisen if not?

  17. The Cold Facts about the Frozen Shoulder

    by Joel Carbonnel

    In the course of evolution, the shoulder, of all the joints in the body, is the one that has developed the greatest flexibility. According to Bernard G Campbell, "…it seems clear.....

  18. 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, ...

  19. The EMMETT Technique - Australian Bodywork

    by Lesley Salt and Sue Gassick

    Australia has produced many fine bodywork techniques over the years including various different physiotherapy approaches, the Alexander Technique and Bowen Therapy to name but a few...

  20. 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...

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