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Bodywork & Somatic Therapies Guide: Mo

Movement Shiatsu MVS
Myofascial Release
Myotherapy, Trigger Point

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Movement Shiatsu MVS

Was developed by Bill Palmer as a synthesis of Oriental Medicine, Developmental Movement Therapy and Body Based Psychotherapy.
Unbalanced posture can lead to structural weakness, bad circulation and physical disease. But also our posture mirrors how we feel emotionally and how we cope with life issues.
Movement Shiatsu is based on the theory of how posture develops in early life and how it is linked to the development of personality.
At first, it works to balance the muscles, re-align the skeleton and strengthen the functions of the organs and nervous system.
For people who want to go further, it then helps the deep postural patterns to change by stimulating natural developmental processes through guided movement, awareness exercises and Shiatsu.
Counselling is an integral part of the therapy because this process of postural change challenges our feeling about ourselves.
Movement Shiatsu does not aim to be psychotherapy but helps people to incorporate the emotional side of postural change.
It is also specially helpful for children and babies with developmental difficulties.


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Myofascial Release

The John F. Barnes' Approach

Myofascial Release is a therapeutic treatment utilizing a gentle form of stretching, producing a profound healing effect upon the body tissues, eliminating pain and restoring motion. The theory of Myofascial Release requires an understanding of the fascial system.
Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. The fascia surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel and organ of the body, all the way down to the the cellular level.
  Malfunction of the fascial system due to trauma, posture, or inflammation can create a binding down of the fascia, resulting in abnormal pressure on nerves, muscles, bones, or organs. This can create pain or malfunction throughout the body, sometimes with bizarre side effects and seemingly unrelated symptoms.
  The Myofascial Release therapist develops treatment plans that are individualized and customized to each persons needs. They treat the "cause of the problem" to eliminate the symptoms, in order to make permanent structural changes to help people return to a pain free, active lifestyle.

For more Information Contact
Myofascial Release Treatment Centers & Seminars
10 S. Leopard Road, Suite 1
Paoli, PA 19301-1569
Phone: 1-800-FASCIAL
Fax: 610-644-1662




Trigger Point Myotherapy
(Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy)

Trigger Point Myotherapy is a manual therapy that focuses on tight bands in the muscle that cause local and/or radiating pain. Developed by Bonnie Prudden, it is based on Dr. Janet Travell's research on Trigger Point and Trigger Point Injection Therapy (TPIT). Bonnie Prudden transformed the medical treatment into a manual Therapy so that by working these trigger points using the pressure of thumbs, hands or elbow they could be released and therefore help to relieve pain. Firm pressure is usually applied to Trigger Point for about seven seconds and it is generally followed by massage and passive stretching.



Homepage BoMi-Content: Developed by Bonnie Pruden, it is based on Dr. Janet Travells research on TriggerPoint and Trigger Point Inyection Therapy (TPIT). Bonnie Prutten, Bonnie Pruten