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Your Springboard for Learning in Bodywork and Movement

Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-46-0
1
176
104 colour photographs and drawings
246x189
Published
6 May 2020
Handspring Publishing

£39.00 GBP / $49.50 USD

Massage Therapy

Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body

Science, Assessment and Treatment

£39.00 GBP / $49.50 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

This highly illustrated book explains the effects of scars and adhesions on the body through the lens of biotensegrity, a concept that recognizes the role of physical forces on their formation, structure and treatment.  It includes contributions from specialists in the fields of fascial anatomy, biotensegrity, movement, surgery and other manual therapies. It takes a comprehensive approach to providing a better understanding of these complex issues and will be valuable to every hands-on practitioner. The text is supported with online videos demonstrating five ScarWork therapeutic techniques.

Flip through its pages here…

 

Jan Trewartha joined Elizabeth Larkam on July 22, in episode 7 of Moved to Learn! on the subject of scars, adhesions and the biotensegral body.  The conversation was full of practice and theory insights, and there were many helpful Qs and As! Enjoy and learn from this excellent event here…

 

 

Foreword by Robert Schleip

Foreword by Carol M Davis

About the editors / About the authors / Acknowledgments / Preface

Introduction Joanne Avison

What lies beneath? Jan Trewartha

The adaptive body Jan Trewartha Contributions from Niall Galloway and Tracey Kiernan

Modeling the effect of scars and adhesions on the body Graham Scarr

The unreasonable effectiveness of light touch Leonid Blyum

A clinical anatomist’s experience of scars and adhesions in the cadaver John Sharkey

Scar tissue in movement Joanne Avison

Emotional aspects of scars Jan Trewartha Contribution from Katerina Steventon

A different approach to working with scars Sharon Wheeler Contribution from Wojciech Cacowsky

Assessing and treating your client Jan Trewartha

Case studies Jan Trewartha

Index

Review from Susan Lowell de Solórzano, July 2020
‘Biotensegrity Is becoming a buzz word of late. Nearly every speaker at the 2020 British Fascia Symposium mentioned either biotensegrity specifically, or the tensegral nature of the body’s tissues and structure.
For those of us who have spent more than a decade studying biotensegrity, this comes as both good news and bad. Whenever something becomes popular, there is a danger that people, in their excitement, will be playing fast and loose with it. With Handspring’s new publication, “Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body, science, assessment and treatment,” however, the reader can rest assured that the scientific integrity of the scholarship is sound.
For those new to biotensegrity, this book will serve as a gentle yet reliable on-ramp to a highly complex discipline. Some of the top minds of the field have contributed to the work, which manages to be accessible without over-simplifying.
For those new to Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork, as I was, the book is a fascinating read. I am not a manual therapist, but there is plenty of value here for those of us who are not in that field. If you have ever had an injury that resulted in a scar (or known anyone who has), if you’ve ever had your appendix or tonsils removed (or know someone else who has) — in other words, if you are human— this book stands to open your eyes to a massively under-attended and misunderstood area of research that has teeming potential for all of us. Those looking for down-to-earth practical information about how the fingers should engage with the client’s tissues, and how lightly to touch, will not be disappointed either.
With this many authors contributing different chapters, one might be concerned that a crazy quilt of information could result. Instead, “Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body,” is synergistic, a group effort with a unified spirit. There is cohesion and integration across the body of work, just as there is across our own body’s many zones of differentiation, a point that ScarWork practitioners are taught to recognize and take advantage of in applying their healing techniques.
Get this book, and discover new horizons for the body’s potential for healing!’

£39.00 GBP / $49.50 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

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Jan TREWARTHA

Jan is Founder and Director of the British Fascia Symposium and Principal at Body in Harmony Training

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Sharon WHEELER

Sharon Wheeler is a practitioner of Structural Integration, Rolfing® and Rolf Movement® and originator of ScarWork and BoneWork

Read More ›

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Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body

Science, Assessment and Treatment

£39.00 GBP / $49.50 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

Buy now

  Buy eBook >

This highly illustrated book explains the effects of scars and adhesions on the body through the lens of biotensegrity, a concept that recognizes the role of physical forces on their formation, structure and treatment.  It includes contributions from specialists in the fields of fascial anatomy, biotensegrity, movement, surgery and other manual therapies. It takes a comprehensive approach to providing a better understanding of these complex issues and will be valuable to every hands-on practitioner. The text is supported with online videos demonstrating five ScarWork therapeutic techniques.

Flip through its pages here…

 

Jan Trewartha joined Elizabeth Larkam on July 22, in episode 7 of Moved to Learn! on the subject of scars, adhesions and the biotensegral body.  The conversation was full of practice and theory insights, and there were many helpful Qs and As! Enjoy and learn from this excellent event here…

 

 

Foreword by Robert Schleip

Foreword by Carol M Davis

About the editors / About the authors / Acknowledgments / Preface

Introduction Joanne Avison

What lies beneath? Jan Trewartha

The adaptive body Jan Trewartha Contributions from Niall Galloway and Tracey Kiernan

Modeling the effect of scars and adhesions on the body Graham Scarr

The unreasonable effectiveness of light touch Leonid Blyum

A clinical anatomist’s experience of scars and adhesions in the cadaver John Sharkey

Scar tissue in movement Joanne Avison

Emotional aspects of scars Jan Trewartha Contribution from Katerina Steventon

A different approach to working with scars Sharon Wheeler Contribution from Wojciech Cacowsky

Assessing and treating your client Jan Trewartha

Case studies Jan Trewartha

Index

Review from Susan Lowell de Solórzano, July 2020
‘Biotensegrity Is becoming a buzz word of late. Nearly every speaker at the 2020 British Fascia Symposium mentioned either biotensegrity specifically, or the tensegral nature of the body’s tissues and structure.
For those of us who have spent more than a decade studying biotensegrity, this comes as both good news and bad. Whenever something becomes popular, there is a danger that people, in their excitement, will be playing fast and loose with it. With Handspring’s new publication, “Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body, science, assessment and treatment,” however, the reader can rest assured that the scientific integrity of the scholarship is sound.
For those new to biotensegrity, this book will serve as a gentle yet reliable on-ramp to a highly complex discipline. Some of the top minds of the field have contributed to the work, which manages to be accessible without over-simplifying.
For those new to Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork, as I was, the book is a fascinating read. I am not a manual therapist, but there is plenty of value here for those of us who are not in that field. If you have ever had an injury that resulted in a scar (or known anyone who has), if you’ve ever had your appendix or tonsils removed (or know someone else who has) — in other words, if you are human— this book stands to open your eyes to a massively under-attended and misunderstood area of research that has teeming potential for all of us. Those looking for down-to-earth practical information about how the fingers should engage with the client’s tissues, and how lightly to touch, will not be disappointed either.
With this many authors contributing different chapters, one might be concerned that a crazy quilt of information could result. Instead, “Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body,” is synergistic, a group effort with a unified spirit. There is cohesion and integration across the body of work, just as there is across our own body’s many zones of differentiation, a point that ScarWork practitioners are taught to recognize and take advantage of in applying their healing techniques.
Get this book, and discover new horizons for the body’s potential for healing!’
Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-46-0
1
176
104 colour photographs and drawings
246x189
Published
6 May 2020
Handspring Publishing

£39.00 GBP / $49.50 USD

Massage Therapy

Jan TREWARTHA

Jan is Founder and Director of the British Fascia Symposium and Principal at Body in Harmony Training

Read More ›

Sharon WHEELER

Sharon Wheeler is a practitioner of Structural Integration, Rolfing® and Rolf Movement® and originator of ScarWork and BoneWork

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

Bulk discounts
for course
instructors
Ordering for
your class?
Get in touch >