Latest News from Fascia Research

In this presentation you will learn about the latest developments and insights from the international field of fascia research relevant for massage therapists. Gain knowledge of the new definition of 'fascia' and learn the 4 types of mechanoreceptors: Golgi, Paccini, Ruffini and Interstitial endings. Which kind of touch triggers which receptors and has what kind of physiological response. Hear about the latest inisghts from 2009: Fascia as a pain generator. Nociceptive innervation of fascia. Particular relevance for low back pain and some practical suggestions on application.

Robert Schleip
Robert Schleip is director of the Fascia Research Group of Ulm University, Germany and Research Director of the European Rolfing Association. He has been a certified Rolfing Instructor since 1992 and certified Feldenkrais Teacher since 1987. He has an M.A. degree in Psychology and a PhD in Human Biology. He is author of numerous books and publications in the field of fascia research and fascia related applications in manual and movement therapies. His research on active contractility of fascia was honored with the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine in 2006.

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