Fascial and Membrane Technique

A manual for comprehensive treatment of the connective tissue system

  • Thomas Myers, LMT, NCTMB, ARP, Thomas W. Myers, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB), Certified Rolfer® (ARP), Practitioner and Lecturer, Director, Kinesis Incorporated Maine, USA
    • Jean-Pierre Barral, DO (UK), MRO F), Director of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulation, University of Paris School of Medicine, Paris, France; Member of the Registre des Ostéopathes de France; Diploma in Osteopathic Medicine from the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, UK Osteópata DO, Diplomado de la Escuela Europea de Osteopatía (Maidstone, Inglaterra) y de la Facultad de Medicina de París Norte (Departamento de Osteopatía y Medicina Manual). Ostéopathe DO, diplômé de l'European School of Ostheopathy (Maidstone, Royaume-Uni) et de la faculté de médecine Paris-Nord (département ostéopathie et médecine manuelle)
    • By

      • Peter Schwind, PhD, Münchner Gruppe, Munich, Germany; Advanced instructor, European Rolfing Association, Munich, Germany; Advanced instructor, Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, USA

      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.
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      Massage therapists – advanced students and practitioners
      Practitioners in all other manual therapy groups especially Chiropractors, Feldenkrais practitioners and Rolfers, Osteopaths and Chiropractors


Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10219-6

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Basic principles

3. Principles of the treatment practice

4. Form related treatment techniques

5. Special joint techniques

6. Visceral techniques in the myofascial context

7. Treatment of the mandibular joint and the craniosacral system

8. Treatment of the fascial and membrane systems after whiplash injuries

9. Treatment after pregnancy and birth

Concluding remarks