New Release: Myofascial Release Therapy

Posted by – November 18, 2014
Categories: Bodywork & Somatics New Release

9781583948453More and more of the 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain are turning to complementary therapies like massage and yoga, but some may be hesitant to take the plunge into trying less familiar approaches. And building strong, trusting relationships between client and therapist can make or break a bodywork experience, especially during the early phases of treatment.

Now, massage therapists and bodywork practitioners of all kinds can learn how to work with their clients to establish great relationships predicated on a strong knowledge base, open communication, and mutual trust. Myofascial Release Therapy: A Visual Guide to Clinical Applications, by Michael J. Shea, PhD, will teach readers everything they need to know about fasciae, recently touted by Gwyneth Paltrow as the “hidden organ” we all need to know about. This book will demonstrate proper technique, show readers how to decrease pain and increase range of motion, help them recognize and respond to nonverbal cues, and teach how to release the stress of past experiences or traumas that can be stored in the body for years.

With 70 illustrations, an at-a-glance section with step-by-step guides, and techniques for treating ailments throughout the body, Myofascial Release Therapy is appropriate for new learners and seasoned practitioners alike, and is a go-to guide to be consulted again and again.

About the authors

Michael J. Shea, PhD, LMT, is the author of a number of books, including Somatic Psychology and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volumes 1-5. He has been a Florida licensed massage therapist since 1976, and is a founding member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings. Dr. Shea was an advanced Rolfer for 20 years and an adjunt instructor of human embryology in the pre- and perinatal psychology doctoral programs at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute in California.

Holly Pinto, BS, LMT, NCTMB, has been practicing and teaching massage therapy and myofascial release for more than 20 years. The director and owner of the Body Center and School of Massage, Ltd., she has graduated nearly 1,000 students and trained many more with great success in the techniques of myofascial release. She lives and works across the river from St. Louis in Swansea, Illinois.

Tags: CranioSacral Therapy Yoga Michael J. Shea Massage & Other Manual Therapies

About the Author

Marina is the Marketing & Digital Programs Coordinator at North Atlantic Books. After living in New Orleans and Amsterdam, and exploring a couple of continents, she returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to work at NAB. She's passionate about astrology, nonfiction books, and sustainable living, as well as all things metaphysical.