Thursday, October 29, 2020

Body In Parts Or Body As Whole?

We learn that the body is divided in parts. And, because of that, we believe it is the parts that move. However, the body moves as a whole. And the parts integrate themselves into the movement.

The Tensegrity Touch as a therapeutic approach stimulates, among other things, this integrative quality.

Involuntary Eye Movement During Tensegrity Touch

In this video, the involuntary eye movements are visible through the eyelids. The cornea moves from side to side. 

Involuntary movements are commonly seen during Tensegrity Touch sessions. 

At the time of recording, the video described it as "Nystagmus during myofascial maneuver  in occiput area". It may not be defined as nystagmus, because of its properties. Even so, they are involuntary movements commonly seen during sessions of Tensegrity Touch technique and deserve further studies.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Dr Luiz Fernando Bertolucci - Tensegrity Touch Workshop

Tensegrity Touch Workshop - Workshop de Toque de Tensegridade
com Dr Luiz Fernando Bertolucci

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Fáscia - mecanismo de ação da manipulação fascial - com Dr Luiz Fernando Bertolucci

"Fáscia - mecanismo de ação da manipulação fascial: da química molecular à comunicação celular e sistêmica" com professor Luiz Fernando Bertolucci (Médico Fisiatra e Rolfista)

Palestra realizada na Reunião Anual da ABR (Associação Brasileira de Rolfing)

New research project

We are happy to have engaged a team of high level researchers from the University of São Paulo (USP) and Federal University of ABC (UFABC) interested in better understanding the effects of Tensegrity Touch in the central nervous system. Preliminary results using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) have shown a decrease in the excitability of the motor cortex, what is in accordance with our initial hypothesis. Possibly this effect inhibits the inhibition of cortical structures over lower centres, especially the lymbic system, facilitating the expression of the auto-regulatory spontaneous motor activity it encodes. 

2019: Three classes certificated

Students of three Tensegrity Touch classes were certified, having completed the three modules of Introduction to TT: In June in Madrid, and in November in Curitiba and in São Paulo. The feedback we heard about the use of TT by those students were indeed encouraging! More and more we can enjoy witnessing the power of our auto-regulatory resources!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Additional aspects of Tensegrity Touch revealed

Two classes have been recently taught in Madrid. Module I (June 30 and July 1-2) with 20 students and module II (July 6-8) with 15 students and the overall impression is that TT is somehow bringing indeed a new fashion of treatment in evoking the client's involuntary motor auto-regulatory behaviours (pandiculation) and can be considered as a neuro-myofascial approach. Those responses can contribute to the benefit of both, client and therapist: they bring efficacy to the miofascial component of the treatment and allow for the freeing forces to be steered in remote regions of the clients' body. Additionally, the therapist also has, making part of a single tensegrity system along with the client, the possibility to improve his own postural tonic function and hence degree of tensegrity. It seems to be a gain-gain way to play with our natural salutogenic resources!

The feedback of the clinical experiences of last year's students were indeed encouraging and continuing classes have already been scheduled for 2019, including Module III, in which, besides additional manoeuvres, the clinical practice will be in focus. Thanks a lot for Florence Cohen for having put together these classes!