Articles: bodywork

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. The Memory Palace of Bones – Exploring Embodiment through the Skeletal System

    by David Lauterstein

    I am excited to announce a forthcoming book authored by myself and Dr Jeff Rockwell. Its title is The Memory Palace of Bones with the subtitle exploring embodiment through the skele...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. The Poetics of Touch

    by David Lauterstein

    A philosopher/poet much admired by Ida Rolf, the great innovator in modern bodymind therapy, was Gaston Bachelard. One day I was reading his “Poetics of Reverie” and was struck, l...

  15. 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 ...

  16. The Primordial Psoas and the Chakra System

    by Liz Koch

    “Deep within our physical body emerges a bio-intelligent tissue called the Psoas. This mysterious tissue is defined within the biomechanical paradigm as a core stabilizing muscle...

  17. The Psoas Within

    by Liz Koch

    At the very core of your physical body lies a muscle that influences every aspect of well-being. The psoas muscle, critical for balance, alignment, joint rotation and range of moti...

  18. The role of soft tissue work

    by Mario-Paul Cassar

    Soft tissue work was incorporated in physical therapy many years ago. Its efficacy has been demonstrated by the extent of its utilisation and by its continuous evolvement, sometime...

  19. The Weakest Chains

    by Joel Carbonnel

    The work of Mézières is firmly based on what she called 'muscular chains' (MCs). I don't know if she was the first one to use this term but she gave a clear and precise definition ...

  20. Touch the Forgotten Sense

    by Emma Gilmore

    Having been working with touch modalities for 25 years I witness constantly the power of positive, nurturing touch. At the end of just a single session, a client seems not just rela...

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