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Frequently Asked Questions for Fascial Link Therapy Students

 

Iím a practitioner already using neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, and/or trigger point therapy techniques. 
How can Fascial Link Therapy classes benefit me?

Fascial Link Therapy will advance the excellent anatomy and technique work you have learned, and give you the knowledge and skills needed to start effectively working with the fascial system in the body.  You will enjoy the new application of your skills along fascial link lines, and will see results faster during treatments.  You will learn to apply FLT successfully to conditions that were not responding previously, and will benefit clients by getting results with less pain.  It is fun to apply your specific skills in a new way, and is very satisfying for practitioners with this background training. 

How does Fascial Link Therapy differ from other types of neuromuscular, myofascial release, trigger point or Rolfing methods?   

Fascial Link Therapists are even stronger providers with specific training provided by these related classes.  However, it is in the application of these techniques and in interpretation of client responses that Fascial Link Therapy differs.  You will develop your skills and refine your effectiveness with Fascial Link Therapy training. 

Ida Rolf was a pioneer in the development of structural work, but did not use a system to address emotional and lifestyle stress release.  Fascial Link Therapy builds on the structural approach to evaluate meridian imbalances.  This Eastern touch therapy training has been around for thousands of years and is remarkably accurate.  Therefore, a therapistís training in meridian evaluation and treatment begins in Fascial Link Three.

From the very first course, therapists will learn layers of Fascial Link lines when using the dual release technique.   The Fascial Link lines are laid out to deal with common compensation patterns in the body, and so addresses the compensation pattern first, and the local area of pain second.  By doing this, results are achieved quickly, and the parasympathetic nervous system is engaged.  In a relaxed state, clients are less likely to guard and receive greater benefit from the clinical skills you provide.

Technique treatments include trigger point, myofascial release, and neuromuscular approaches to bodywork, including the Dual-Release Technique, application of a Five-Receptor Plan, Malcolm (Medial Lateral Compression Modification) and simple energy tuning techniques similar to methods used by Touch for Health practitioners.  Assessment methods include postural evaluation, anatomical location of musculo-tendinous junctions, assessment of ischemia, edema, heat, muscular and ligamentous hypertrophy, and muscular bundling, and use of Palpatory Density Guidelines for Fascial Balancing.

Some assessment concepts include analysis of soft tissue thickness/tenseness, weight-bearing requirements, repetitive tasks and activities, and relationships between similar muscle groups.  Energy assessment is simply applied by evaluation of meridians.

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