Assessment: My Experience and Beliefs

Assessment: My Experience and Beliefs

I started my career by training at the Northern Institute of Massage way back in 1991. This was a career change, and I I fell in love with treating people, helping them, which quickly developed into exploring how you enable people to wellness. I believe assessment is so key to finding how we are going…

Fascia Focused Manual Therapy Interventions-Proposed Treatment for Post-COVID Syndrome

Fascia Focused Manual Therapy Interventions-Proposed Treatment for Post-COVID Syndrome

ABSTRACT The novel virus identified as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus [SARS-CoV-2] has resulted in the Coronavirus disease [COVID-19] worldwide pandemic. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 57 million people globally and numbers are exponentially increasing weekly. Significant numbers of recovering patients are reporting long-term, on-going painful soft tissue and respiratory complications. While the total…

Osteopathic principles and how they relate to scar tissue

Osteopathic principles and how they relate to scar tissue

Although osteopaths recognise the influence scar tissue can have upon the patient, many body-workers have not made the same connection. Scar tissue is often an ignored component of bodywork techniques and education. So it is pertinent to review osteopathic principles and how important and interrelated with scar tissue they really are:  Here we outline the…

Fascia Net Plastination Project

Fascia Net Plastination Project

Since the 1st International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) in 2007 and the subsequent increase in fascia related research, much of which has been published by JBMT and other journals, it is true to say fascia is well and truly established as an important topic in medical science. Due to the nature of fascia, its architecture…

Site-specific fascia tuning pegs and places of perilous passage myofascial considerations in upper extremity entrapment neuropathies: A Clinical Anatomist’s View

Site-specific fascia tuning pegs and places of perilous passage myofascial considerations in upper extremity entrapment neuropathies: A Clinical Anatomist’s View

The objective of this study was to identify common anatomical locations of densified fascia associated with axillary, musculocutaneous, median, ulnar and radial nerve entrapment. Additionally, a proposal concerning a tensegrity based expansive decompressive protective role of muscles and ligaments as ‘site-specific fascia tuning pegs’ is offered for consideration. This observational report provides a means to…

Touch For Health – International Kinesiology College

Touch For Health – International Kinesiology College

These workshops are designed to be inclusive for all students. The Touch For Health (TFH) route may be particularly useful for those interested in ‘finding a new direction’ in life.  Health care professionals, therapists, nutritionists, & chiropractors may add these extra skills to their practice. Learning how to give a TFH ‘Balance’, may help to…

My story, the birth of Transverse STR

My story, the birth of Transverse STR

As a tool I love Soft Tissue Release, (STR) but I found the application at times difficult when I stuck to the rules. But like most therapists I like to experiment and this is one of those situations that led me to think outside of the box.  The question was how could I achieve the same…

Specialising in Oncology Massage

Specialising in Oncology Massage

I have been a massage therapist for 20 plus years. If you have been following my blogs and career then you may well know that I consider myself a holistic practitioner. This means that I treat the body as a whole; I understand the complex interplay between different parts of the body and the symptoms that dysfunction…

Emotional Stress Release (ESR)

Emotional Stress Release (ESR)

This application is taught in Touch For Health level 1. This technique is also used as a Self-Help application. When we are ‘overwhelmed’ by life, we naturally put our head into our hands. This is the body’s own way of reducing the stress we are experiencing. You can do this on yourself or others: This technique…

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