Posts Tagged ‘fascia’

The “Fuzz” Speech

For our friends at Elder Spirit:

Gil Hedley’s famous “Fuzz Speech”

Gil Hedley, Ph.D., of gives a lesson on the importance of movement and stretching to maintain the sliding properties of tissues in the body, as well as the value of bodywork modalities and yoga when movement potential has become inhibited.


Fascia . . . Liquid Crystal

We were fortunate to see Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau’s “Strolling Under the Skin” video in it’s entirety at the First International Fascia Research Congress a couple of years ago. Recently, some kind soul posted clips from the video on YouTube. Fascia is building block upon which Structural Integration is built, it is what makes it possible for us to do the work we do and a huge part of what allows our bodies to change themselves.

We talk about it all the time. . . . Now you can see it for yourself!

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Massage Primer

The practice of various massage techniques can be traced though human history and nearly every culture. Artwork and literature from many civilizations show that nearly all ancient cultures practiced massage in some form. This is shown in cave drawings by out prehistoric ancestors, ancient Chinese books dating back as far as 3000 B.C., medical textbooks by Greek and Roman physicians written in the millennia preceding Christ, Indian and Hindu tradition and literature dating back over three thousand years.

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Why Do I Cramp, And How Can I Avoid And Treat It?

By Scott Niekerk

Contrary to the information recently published in the science section of the NY Times, “cramping” is not really a mystery in my clinical experience.

What is a cramp?

First we must understand this. According to Wikipedia: Cramps are unpleasant, often painful, sensations caused by contraction or over shortening of muscles. Cramps can be caused by cold, overexertion or low calcium level in blood. Illness or poisoning can also cause cramps, particularly in the stomach, which is referred to as colic; but this is a whole different issue, as is menstrual cramps. Read the rest of this entry »


Back from Boston

Written by Amber Vachon


We have just returned from an information-packed week in Cambridge and Boston, MA. The First International Fascia Research Congress was held at The Conference Center of Harvard University Medical School.

The Congress was truly international in nature, as there were more than 700 attendees from over 70 different countries and is set to be rebroadcast at over 40 universities and medical centers around the world. We feel fortunate to have been able to attend this sold-out conference.

Leading scientists in fascia research from around the world came together with professionals involved in the therapeutic manipulation of this structural fabric that weaves its way throughout the body. The result was absolutely amazing. We’re saving our pennies for the Second International Fascia Research Congress to be held in Amsterdam in 2009 Read the rest of this entry »