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Thanks for the introduction to this. The article is very interesting. I use fascia work with my clients during most sessions. It is certainly deep tissue work. I often find that exploring a new modality or a different angle on an old one gives me better understanding of what I do with the modalities I use.
Greetings all. Good to see some focus on the work of Luigi Stecco. Nevertheless, others tackling the frontiers of fascia are all contributing insights which form a developing understanding of what we encounter in everyday practice. There seems to be, however, a sense of something missing; a unifying concept with which everyone agrees. Lots of theories, observations and occasional epiphanies. We now have a much better understanding of fascial behaviour, and want to know how that relates to body movement and trauma. In the context of an essentially balanced body, assumptions can be made and tested.
My small contribution to the forum is to say that there is a fundamental lesion affecting musculoskeletal integrity that as yet has not been taken on board. It is in fact the common underlying and unifying factor that affects EVERY myofascial mishap, and augments the views provided by leading authors (you know who they are). The phenomenon of migrating fascia has been my focus in recent years, and its fascinating to see various modalities and authors coming so close to real success. Can you imagine rolfing to the power of 10? can you imagine achieving full body balance in 50 minutes? No, I'm not selling a course, books or DVD's - just alerting you that there is more to learn about fascial behaviour than exists in any current BOK! I encourage the re-evaluation of what you think you're palpating! Regarding the dissemination of this discovery . . . well, I just put it out to the universe, hoping that something will eventuate in Los Angeles in November. The website will carry any news that develops from that. Peace to all.
Hi Stephen. Your presumption is essentially correct. The abstract on Researchgate refers to the migration that occurs in the crest area. All the fascia is indeed normal - its just that we hadn't yet found all of it. In the course of standard dissections, the fascia is mostly "blunt" reflected to reveal the muscles and deep fascia. Little did we realise that contained within the reflected material was a key structural element. Its just available for sensitive palpation (in normal position) medial to the crest, and feels like a fine fishing line. It serves as, among other things, a mediator of pelvic myofascial recruitment patterns. Think of it as a securing belt for the fascial suit. Regarding migration, since that paper came out several other sites have been identified. These are now part of an assessment and treatment protocol and enable restitution of body balance before others have even started session six. Manips are involved, naturally. Good luck with your palpatory expeditions - we don't yet know all that we should! Cheers Peter
I have just veiwed the price of Stecco's two books and it would be way too easy to pass over this work due to these charges.
Although I have struggled with the shear depth and uniqueness of his theory I have to say imo that the cost is worth it.
Beg or borrow from someone, somewhere, it has a huge potential to directly influence your mind/intuition and therefore your work and results.
Workshops and demonstration lectures are now available, on this clip therapists talk about his methodology.