Cell salts training in Auckland - 9th May 2015

Learn to use and apply Schuessler cell salts in your practice.
Rosemary Toohey and Barry Vautier will co lead this one day course.
Hours 9am to 5pm
To enrol contact Barry: info@fascialkinetics.com
Ph (+64) 021 706 488

Hugs Help Protect Against Stress and Infection, Say Carnegie Mellon Researchers - 5th Mar 2015

A hug a day is like an apple a day!
How's this for a reflection of the power of hugs. In Fascial terms piezoelectricity may be stimulated by hugging to enovate the fascia and encourage the immune system, cellular nutrition and waste removal. Bring on the Bowen!!! (And the hugs).

A study from Carnegie Mellon University suggests that hugs may help protect against infection.

The researchers surveyed 400 healthy adults about the number of hugs they received over a two-week period, and then intentionally exposed them to the common cold virus

The study subjects were quarantined and monitored for illness. Those who reported having the strongest social support shown through hugs were less likely than others to catch the cold. Those who did get sick appeared to have less severe illness.

Led by Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty University Professor of Psychology in CMU's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the researchers tested whether hugs act as a form of social support, protecting stressed people from getting sick. Published in Psychological Science, they found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased susceptibility to infection associated with being stressed and resulted in less severe illness symptoms.

Strolling under the Skin - An inspiring video that journeys into living fascia and shows it's ever changing structure. - 25th Mar 2014

Strolling under the Skin - An inspiring video that journeys into living fascia and shows it's ever changing structure. There are quite a few You Tube clips from this video - all are worth wathcing and show the dynamic changing nature of fascia.It is far from being the stuck rigid structure that text books describe.
Start with this clip - www.youtube.com/watch

Craniosacral therapy and Bowen therapy - and Parkinson's Disease - 4th Mar 2014

Thanks to the work of John Coleman, Melbourne naturopath and Bowen Therapist, it is recognised that Bowen helps with Parkinson’s disease. In this link Parkinson’s specialist Robert Rodgers explains the difference between Bowen Therapy and craniosacral therapy, and how both therapies will help.
“My personal experience with Bowen therapy involved a treatment I received from Naturopath doctor John Coleman and his associate four years ago at a workshop in Tacoma, Washington. I loved receiving the Bowen treatment from John. It clearly allows for gentle releases of stress, trauma and tension.”
Click here to go to the Parkinson Recovery website.
For more information on how John works, and to read about his story go to John’s website. www.returntostillness.com.au  

Another excellent article by Dr Jaap van der Wal about fascia. - 19th Feb 2014

"Under the procedural and mental scalpel of the anatomist, the continuity of the connective tissue as central matrix of the body has been lost. The primary connective tissue of the body is the embryonic mesoderm. The mesoderm represents the... matrix and environment within which the organs and structures of the body have been differentiated and therefore are embedded." Jaap van der Wal, MD, PhD
Instead of describing fascia as a structure that wraps around everything in the body, it is more accurate to describe fascia as containing all the various structures in the body: it is far more than mere 'wrapping'.
Read the whole article at www.ijtmb.org/index.php/ijtmb/article/view/62/82

Read this great article about fascia, including some research results, by Helene M. Langevin - 1st Nov 2013

The Science of Stretch: The study of connective tissue is shedding light on pain and providing new explanations for alternative medicine. By Helene M. Langevin
“It joins your thigh to your calf; your hand to your arm; your breastbone to your clavicle. As you move, it allows your muscles to glide past one another. It acts like a net suspending your organs and a high-tech adhesive holding your cells in place while relaying messages between them. Connective tissue is one of the most integral components of the human machine. Indeed, one could draw a line between any two points of the body via a path of connective tissue. This network is so extensive and ubiquitous that if we were to lose every organ, muscle, bone, nerve, and blood vessel in our bodies, we would still maintain the same shape: our ‘connective-tissue body.’”
“In contrast to the general neglect of connective tissue in the conventional medical and scientific fields, “alternative-medicine” researchers, and especially clinical practitioners, have for many years recognized the potential importance of connective tissue in health and disease. Indeed, a variety of alternative manual and movement-based therapies work under the collective assumption that connective-tissue pathology lies at the source of musculoskeletal pain, and that this can be ameliorated with manual treatments.”
We know therapy that addresses connective tissue problems work – clients walk away every day free of their pain, and with greater range of movement, without suffering through deep invasive body work.

Did you know that fascia is our richest sensory organ! - 4th Oct 2013

Did you know that fascia is our richest sensory organ! Healthy fascia helps us feel, become aware of who and where we are, and respond to our inner world as well as the world around us.
“It is now recognized that fascial network is one of o...ur richest sensory organs. The surface area of this network is endowed with millions of endomysial sacs and other membranous pockets with a total surface area that by far surpasses that of the skin or any other body tissues. Interestingly, compared with muscular tissue’s innervation with muscle spindles, the fascial element of it is innervated by approximately 6 times as many sensory nerves than its red muscular counterpart.” From Fascia as an Organ of Communication by Robert Schleip

A Bowen treatment is more than just 'doing some moves.'! - 1st Oct 2013

Did you know that tightness in the anterior and posterior neck flexors, and levator scapula can be due to stomach disturbances brought on by stress? Worry and overthinking impacts on the stomach meridian which then impacts upon these muscles. Releasing the neck muscles helps, but addressing the cause is also essential. Deep breathing, deep relaxation, mindfulness, Rescue Remedy will all assist.

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