Fascial and Membrane Technique: A manual for comprehensive treatment of the connective tissue system
The fascial and membrane technique developed by Peter Schwind combines the fundamental thoughts from Ida Rolf´s Structural Integration with concepts of osteopathy, creating a successful combination of form-stabilizing and mobilizing techniques. The book emphasizes diagnosis and treatment of the breathing patterns manifest in the myofascial system; minimalistic as well as global application joint techniques; visceral techniques in the myofascial context; special treatment techniques in the craniosacral area and care of the upper jaw.
Includes comprehensive information on therapy from head to foot with descriptions of the anatomic correlations.
Clearly describes the theoretical and practical principles so difficult concepts are easily understandable.
Detailed, easily transposed instructions about treatments allow the reader to put the concepts into practice with ease.
Photographically documented movements show real examples of topics discussed.
a pleasure to read and learn from
By www-somaticsacademy-de - May 26, 2007
This book is primarily written for manual therapists. It introduces soft tissue release techniques, which are inspired by the French osteopathic approach to fascial contractures ('unwinding, 'indirect technique', visceral osteopathy) as well as by Rolfing method of myofascial release. The author is a leading international instructor in the Rolfing method and has written several other books about this method. Yet this book seems to me to be his absolute masterpiece. The techniques are so elegantly and clearly described, that as a reader one never ends up wondering what the author exactly means when applying the described techniques for the first time with an actual person. While being precise in terms of anatomical detail, hand positioning, etc. the author's description also include some very well chosen perceptual models and images for a further refinement of the touch perception. One of the few books in which I left my yellow highlighter aside, as the descriptions are both... read more
By J. FELLA - February 25, 2009
I was so excited when I bought this book, as the author is a Rolfer but also seems to do some of the more gentle fascia release techniques. Once I dove into the book, I was sorely disappointed. The gist of his techniques are simply "Put your hands here, and 'listen' ". That's it. LITERALLY. There is very little actual technique to be found here, so if you're looking for an in depth, structural integration kind of book, this is certainly not going to interest you.
THIS BOOK IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST. . .
By Monica Caspari - March 20, 2009
. . . not only for Rolfers, or any other structural integrator or osteopath. It is also a MUST for the manual therapist of all schools who seriously want to upgrade their spectrum of tools for a bigger and more meaningful rate of success. It is written in plain, clear and precise language that easily directs the reader's touch to elegant and complex, but not complicated, techniques. The author's unique contribution to the field of manual therapys is to treat the container and the content at the same time so that one can harmoniously match the other, and this concept is present in many of the techniques that are taught in this book. A variety of other paradigms and approaches, like discerning when to use direct and indirect techniques, are also present in this "must have/must consult book". There are many excellent illustrations that further inform you about the territory you are intending to explore. Excellent, clear photos show the author explaining techniques on a skeleton while... read more
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