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Walpole, ME | Fascia as a Sensori-Emotional Response | Tom Myers and Robert Schleip
Anatomy Trains
180 Clarks Cove Road
Walpole, Maine 04573
Friday, July 17, 2020, 9:00 AM to Saturday, July 18, 2020, 5:00 PM PDT
Category: National CE Courses

Fascia as a Sensori-Emotional Response: Effective Implementation of Insights from New Research
(live online)

Tom Myers and Dr. Robert Schleip

Organizational Host: 
Kinesis Inc

14 CEs Category 1 

Registration Prices:
$450 Early Bird Thru May 1, 2020
$550 After May 1, 2020

Contact Information: 
[email protected]

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Online Course Description:

Live online course for Hands-on and Movement Practitioners

Daily schedule: 7:00 – 9:00 AM and 12:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern Time (USA) – to find your local time zone, click here for a Time Zone Converter

Workshop for Hands-on and Movement Practitioners

Recent research illuminates more of fascia’s role in

  • regulating tissue stiffness independently from neuromuscular coordination
  • sensory integration of proprio-, intero-, and nociception – fascia is our richest sensory organ
  • autonomic nervous system up- and down-regulation, as well as emotional aspects

Dr. Robert Schleip and Tom Myers will review some of the most important insights from the field of fascia research and demonstrate practical translations into hands-on myofascial applications.

Lectures will include:

  • Fascia as sensory organ: the basis for proprioception, the so-called sixth sense
  • The four mechanoreceptor types in fasciae: Golgi-, Pacini-, Ruffini- and free nerve endings. Each with preferred location, mechanical sensitivity and expected physiological response
  • Fascia and interoception. Role of visceral and cutaneous receptors for body image formation and emotional conditioning
  • Connection between fascial tonicity and the autonomic nervous system
  • The tensegrity concept revisited: myofascial force transmission lines, with latest
    modifications. Relevance for postural regulation.
  • Lumbar fasciae: architecture and innervation. New aspects in back pain research.

Practical Applications:

  • Golgi receptor stimulation: application for correction of shoulder protraction
  • Pacini stimulation: application to spinal facet joints and costovertebral junctions
  • Ruffini stimulation: application on the upper trapezius, with downstream effects on vagal tonicity and heart rate variability
  • Stimulation of free nerve endings: an example of periosteum manipulation.
  • Fascial techniques for the treatment of acute low back pain
  • ‘Mother Cat‘ technique for nuchal fascia
  • Inclusion of mindful micro-movements of the patient during the hands‐on work

Bonus material: 

2 Hour Video: The Science of Bodywork: The Physiology of Emotional Release with Tom Myers: Provides 2 CEUs through NCBTMB.

3 videos (1 hour each) from Robert  Schleip  

  • Elastic storage properties of the fascial net
  • Self-myofascial release, beyond foam rolling – A useful model for online coaching
  • Connective tissues in sports medicine

You will also receive access to the following videos from the last CONNECT Congress in Ulm, 2017 with the following presenters: 

  • Michael Kjaer
  • Paul Hodges
  • Boris Hinz

Instructor Biographies:

Robert Schleip PhD MA directs the Fascia Research Project of Ulm University in Germany. Having been a Rolfing instructor and Feldenkrais practitioner for over 20 years, he felt frustrated with the speculative nature of scientific explanations backing up most areas of current bodywork. When he entered the field of connective tissue science as an active laboratory researcher in 2003, he became so thrilled that he soon became one of the driving international forces in the newly emerging field of fascia research. His own research findings on active contractile properties of human fasciae have been honored with the Vladimir Janda Award of Musculoskeletal Medicine. He is the research director of the European Rolfing Association, and co‐initiator of the 1st Fascia Research Congress hosted at Harvard Medical School (Boston 2007) as well as of the subsequent congresses.

Thomas Myers, is the author of the acclaimed Anatomy Trains (Elsevier 2001, 2009, 2014), and director of Anatomy Trains which offers courses in manual therapy and the anatomy of movement worldwide. He studied with Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller and has practiced integrative bodywork for more than 40 years. Tom has contributed over 65 articles for trade magazines and journals. He lives, writes, and sails on the coast of Maine.