Advanced Myofascial Techniques, Volume 1 & 2 is are two beautiful, information-packed guides to highly effective manual therapy techniques.
Volume 1 is on Shoulder, Pelvis, Leg & Foot. Volume 2 Focusing on conditions of the neck, head, spine and ribs.
These techniques have already been adopted by The Rolf Institute as part of their required Foundations curriculum and it has also been adopted in later semesters of entry-level 500- and 1000-hour massage training programs at massage schools in the USA.
Techniques were chosen based on their relevance to the most common client complaints, based on 25 years research. Each chapter presents key considerations, anatomy overview, therapeutic goals, and cautions relevant to hands-on work, and clearly illustrates 2-4 assessments and techniques for each condition using high-quality images and concise, descriptive narrative.
Supporting citations and sources emphasise evidence-based research, though anecdotes and empirical observations from clinical experience are included where appropriate.
Relevant anatomy is illustrated through remarkable real-body based computer-generated 3D drawings, with explicatory layering, arrows, and references to increase clarity. Extensive market research was done into the patient/client conditions that therapists most want to learn about.
This book addresses the top conditions in an accessible and practical manor, within a context of an up-to-date methodology and research-based rationale.
The volumes include study-guide questions for each chapter, making this easier for teachers to use for either in-class practice or for out-of-class reflective homework.
Til Luchau is a Certified Advanced Rolfer® and former Faculty Coordinator of the Rolf Institute’s Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration program, where in the early 1990’s he originated Skillful Touch Bodywork (the Rolf Institute’s own training and practice modality), his company (Advanced-Trainings.com) offers in-person and at-a-distance professional continuing education worldwide. Formerly a resident practitioner at the Esalen Institute, Chair of the Rolf Institute’s Teacher Training Committee, and Adjunct Faculty member of Naropa University’s Somatic Psychology Department, and originally trained as a psychotherapist, Til’s ability to connect interdisciplinary, big-picture ideas to practical, real-world applications has made his trainings popular at conferences, schools and centers in over a dozen countries on six continents. Til is going to present workshops on Advanced Myofascial techniques in Sydney, September 2016.
“Five-stars for this captivating book from Til Luchau. Til Luchau has blended many years of personal practice and study into this handsome, research-based guide for treating common client complaints. This amazing resource should be part of any serious practitioner, teacher or school’s library.” Erik Dalton, PhD
“Til’s book is an excellent contribution to the practical art of Structural Integration. It should be a standard textbook for any professional interested in direct manual therapy, and takes it’s place among the growing body of work to support the application of the work.” Jan Henry Sultan