The Endless Web: Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality [NOOK Book]

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The result of more than two decades of research and practice, The Endless Web presents in clear, readable language a comprehensive guide to understanding and working effectively with the myofascial system, the 'packing material' of the body. Myofascia is a flexible network of tissue that surrounds, cushions, and supports muscles, bones, and organs. It also acts as a riverbed containing the flow of interstitial fluid, and is a critical influence on the immune and hormonal systems. In daily life, this connective ...
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The Endless Web: Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality

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Overview

The result of more than two decades of research and practice, The Endless Web presents in clear, readable language a comprehensive guide to understanding and working effectively with the myofascial system, the 'packing material' of the body. Myofascia is a flexible network of tissue that surrounds, cushions, and supports muscles, bones, and organs. It also acts as a riverbed containing the flow of interstitial fluid, and is a critical influence on the immune and hormonal systems. In daily life, this connective tissue is an underlying determinant of movement quality, modd, alertness, and general well-being. The Endless Web is a fully illustrated guide to understanding how myofascia works, it supportive role within the body's anatomy, and how gentle manipulation of the myofascial tissue is central to lasting therapeutic intervention and how it can be integrated into any bodywork practice.

Development of mesodermal tissues, movement & gravity, body contours, Rolfing, doing bodywork, how to touch, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583947449
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 577,669
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

R. Louis Schultz has been a Rolfer since 1973, and is currently on the Anatomy Faculty of the Rolf Institute in New York City. He has authored numerous scientific articles and is co-editor with Rosemary Feitis of Remembering Ida Rolf (North Atlantic Books, 1996).Rosemary Feitis worked with Dr. Rolf on her groundbreaking book Rolfing, edited Rolfing and Physical Reality, and is co-editor of Remembering Ida Rolf. She practices Rolfing and homeopathy and lives in New York City.Illustrator Diana Salles is senior artist at the Museum of Natural History, New York.Photographer Ronald Thompson has been a Rolfer for twenty-five years and is a member of the Anatomy Faculty of the Rolf Institute.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Embryology: Introduction to Connective Tissue 3
2 Early Embryological Development 6
3 Factors in the Growth of the Embryo 11
4 Development of Mesodermal Tissues 13
5 Embryonic Limitations and Early Structural Organization 15
6 The Effect of the Birth Process 21
7 Developmental Transitions in the Newborn and Young Child 23
8 Myofascial Structures: The Spine as an Example of "Living Anatomy" 27
9 Movement and Gravity 34
10 Body Contour 40
11 Emotions and the Fascial Web: Body Awareness and Response Patterns 46
12 The Chest Band: Implications for Movement and Behavior 53
13 The Inguinal Band and the Structure and Function of the Vertebral Column in Relation to the Bands 61
14 The Eye Band and Chin Band 68
15 The Collar Band, Umbilical Band, and Groin Band 73
16 Proprioception: Internal Body Awareness 83
17 Upper Body 85
18 Axial Skeleton 93
19 Pelvis and Upper Legs 98
20 The System of Horizontal and Vertical Myofascial Structures 106
21 Reciprocity of Movement 109
22 Joints 114
23 Doing Bodywork Based on the Connective Tissue Concept 119
Illustration Index 127
Subject Index 129
About the Authors 131
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